When we received the first indication on how likely MSCA European Training Network (ETN) proposals were to receive funding in 2017, we were keeping our fingers crossed even harder for the proposals we had supported. With an average success rate of 8% even highly rated proposals faced the risk of not being selected for funding. Luckily we could once again beat the average proposal and almost two thirds of “our” ETN proposals were successful and were invited to grant preparation.
Long days and even longer nights were spent perfecting the proposals and the payoff has been immense. Each successful consortium was rewarded with the highest complement any researcher can hope for: Funding. We are excited to see what will come out of the funded projects!
From the approval letter to ETN implementation
While the proposal evaluation is probably the biggest hurdle to cross, the next steps for each consortium will contain a significant amount of administrative work. Before any project can start, each and every consortium will have to go through the grant preparation stage. While many researchers might not be experienced in this field, it is something accelopment has perfected over the last years. We can offer any consortium the assistance it needs during this phase and even beyond.
Alongside that, accelopment also offers training workshops for the early-stage researchers (ESR) of the project and can work as a partner organisation or subcontractor to provide support in project management and/or project communication.