Whether continuing with research in academia or industry or transitioning to new roles, acquiring a set of transferable skills is ever more crucial for early-career researchers (ECRs). Delivering training in transferable skills is also a highlight of our long-standing experience as partners in MSCA networks, alongside our management support and outreach activities. It is from this experience and our passion for sharing knowledge that this training programme is born. We enjoy the dynamic atmosphere that is created when working with ECRs, which inspires us to deliver interactive training journeys that will guide them in developing well-rounded skill sets. Our Transferable Skills Training Programme supports ECRs in building competitive skill sets for their current and future projects, preparing them to take the next career steps with confidence.
Discover our latest training modules, designed for ECRs in ongoing Innovative Training Networks (ITNs), Doctoral Networks (DNs) and COFUND projects that are part of the MSCA. Consisting of interactive online lectures, quizzes, brainstorming activities as well as individual and group exercises, each module is customised to the participants’ research topic and can be offered to ECRs from a single project or from several networks.
Find the right solution for you: pick and choose from the six modules below and contact us for enquiries through the form.
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From identifying objectives and key performance indicators to monitoring risks, this module covers all the basics of research project management, guiding ECRs in successfully planning and managing their projects in line with specific EU requirements.
Presenting diverse strategies, tools and channels for online and in-person communication, this module takes the ECRs through the key steps of engaging in effective science communication activities in line with specific requirements for EU-funded projects.
With an introduction to the vast EU funding landscape, this module focuses on identifying and understanding the requirements of key programmes in Horizon Europe and other funding opportunities relevant to ECRs, to efficiently prepare for them.
Defining the basics of data management, the EC’s Open Research approach, and intellectual property rights (IPRs), this module teaches the ECRs how to organise, manage and archive data with the help of a data management plan and related resources.
Presenting current reported gender inequalities in research, this module covers key definitions and concepts, possible strategies to address gender inequalities and how to integrate the gender dimension in the ECRs’ specific research area.
Including examples and insightful tips from our proposal writing team, this module teaches ECRs how to prepare a competitive proposal, with attention to key requirements, evaluation criteria and insights into how to structure a multi-beneficiary proposal.
The first step to a successful project is to identify the most appropriate funding programme for your idea. From Horizon Europe, to EUREKA and national fundings, we can help you.
With the scarcity of research funding and the increasing competition in academia, properly managing research projects has become all the more important. Having a realistic project plan in terms of scope, time and costs is a critical criterion to acquire funding.