During my training and coaching sessions, I am asked “Nikos, what is the most important thing that people miss to consider and they have their grant application failed?” . I always answer that I am not sure on the most important one but definitely I can tell one of the most significant ones that very often it is missed and this is a key reason for having your proposal failed. This is nothing more than omitting to involve an external evaluator to evaluate your proposal and your approach.
In this training moment, I reveal to you why it is so important to involve an external evaluator (someone that has experience on the evaluation of grant applications), when to involve one and I outline in specific those 4 specific stages during the proposal development cycle that you need to involve an evaluator for having a successful proposal.
For adding further value to what you have learned from this article/video, you can now register in my Funding Expert Accelerator Programme that in addition to have exclusive access every month to unique in-depth trainings on EU funds that I deliver nowhere else but only in this programme, you can also have an one-to-one live session with me remotely where I can guide you specifically on any challenges you are facing (e.g. your strong and weak points and how to work for becoming a great funding expert, which funding programmes can support your idea or your organisation’s mission, how to get involved in proposals as partner, how to deal with specific issues in regards to a grant application or a funded project that you are involved, etc.) You set the agenda for our discussion and coaching session according to your own needs.
Finally, I provide below 5 key-messages I kept from this video that everyone should remember that wishes to be a great funding expert with value.