Here are the 5 myths and 5 facts instead about Horizon 2020 that every researcher must know. They are an eye opener. For more details watch the video below.
Myth 1: Involved in Horizon 2020 proposals as a partner or coordinator can always be beneficial for me, my research group and my University/Organisation
Fact 1: Amount(€) organisations spent in total every year for developing and participating in proposals that fail to receive funding in Horizon 2020 is around 2 billion EUR. This means that there is big need for effective screening, training, coaching and support!
Myth 2: I don’t really need any support for developing a successful proposal in Horizon 2020
Fact 2: Low success organisations provide as support to researchers standard services such as eligibility and financial checks, support in submission. Average success organisations provide in addition training, sample sections/proposals and support in consortium building. However, high success organisations provide in addition evaluation and screening/quality control services, empowering researchers and coaching services.
Myth 3: The success rate in Horizon 2020 is less than 12%
Fact 3: The success rate in Horizon 2020 is at least three times more!
Myth 4: Funding opportunities should be enough for motivating researchers and research groups to apply
Fact 4: Intrinsic Motivation (reputation, status, contribution to your organisation and its community, contribution to society and to humans, serve a common purpose, etc( is much stronger than extrinsic (e.g. funding) one.
Myth 5: Success in Horizon 2020 is a cumbersome and complex challenge that few know how to deal with.
Fact 5: One of the most successful Horizon 2020 proposal developers now used to be a massage therapist before coaching him.
Watch the short video that I explain in more detail the above. You should not miss it also because it has many funny incidents (e.g. me falling along with the camera and a dog barks and almost bites me while I am shooting the video.
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