Hybrid-Workshop: How to write a successful research proposal in Horizon Europe

Horizon Europe is one of the biggest research funding programmes in the world. And for nearly every researcher it offers funding opportunities. However, the programme is very competitive. Do you want to know what Horizon Europe offers and how you can increase you chances of getting funded? Then welcome to this online course!

The course is composed of videos, supporting documents and live meetings. You can watch all video-inputs however many times you like, whenever you like. In addition, we will have live meetings, the kick off in Potsdam, other meetings online. They offer space and time to discuss open questions on proposal writing.


New Features and Characteristics of Horizon Europe
Learn about the political background of the research funding programme and new features such as impact pathways and missions; understand the role and responsibilities of a Horizon Europe coordinator.

The Excellent Project Proposal
Horizon Europe is all about excellence - but what does the Commission expect from excellent proposals? Learn the dos and don'ts from the perspective of an evaluator and learn how to elevate your scores.

The Secret is in the Call Text
The simple truth:a prerequisite of a successful proposal is a clear understanding of the European Commission's expectations. These are stipulated in the call text and in the work programme. Learn how to analyse and understand these important documents.

Create a Research Design that Scores High
Most Horizon Europe-funded research (mainly pillar 2) must be organised within a tight and pre-defined framework. Learn how to bring this in accordance with your research idea and create the structure for your project.


Dates and Timetable

  • 4 weeks online-access to the video inputs (in English)
  • Kick-off (in person): 8 June 2022, 2–4 pm
  • Q&A session (via zoom, in English and/or German): 15 June, 9–11 am and 27 June, 4–6 pm



status members
University of Potsdam
partner institutions external
PhD 40€ 240€ 290€
Postdoc 60€* 240€ 290€

*This fee also applies to postdocs from the other universities in the Postdoc Network Brandenburg (PNB)BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg, Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF, European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder).

Further information on the workshop program and our partner institutions


The calculation of the workshop fees for this workshop is analogous to that for a 2-day in-person workshop.



  • Englisch


  • PhD candidates, Postdocs


  • Dr. Mechthild Baumann

    Dr. Mechthild Baumann

    Dr Mechthild Baumann is trainer and advisor on impact-driven European projects and funding proposals. She has accomplished more than 400 EU proposal assessments and project monitoring assignments, mostly commissioned by the European Commission. She trains researchers and project managers from Europe and beyond in proposal writing.

    She summarized her experience and tipps in two guides on proposal writing (Schäffer-Poeschel-Publishing).

    Before working as a full-time trainer and advisor Mechthild Baumann has been working

    • for 10 years as programme director at the European Academy Berlin,
    • more than 10 years as trainer in international Master's programmes (e.g. Master of European Governance and Administration MEGA),
    • lectured more than 20 years on topics such as EU integration, migration politics and project management,
    • as programme manager at the European Online Academy (Centre International de Formation Européenne (CIFE)).

    She holds a Ph.D. in social science from Humboldt University Berlin, a Diplom (Master) from Free University Berlin, another Diplôme (Master) from Sciences Po Paris / Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris and has received a PhD-Scholarship from the German Academic Scholarship Foundation (Studienstifung des deutschen Volkes).

    Mechthild Bauman is mother of two children, voluntary chairperson of Europa-Union Brandenburg, and loves Berlin and Brandenburg.

    More about Dr. Mechthild Baumann



Mi. 08.06.22 14:00 -
Mo. 27.06.22 18:00




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