Testimonial Our four Early Stage Researchers in the NeoGel project got an insight into EU and other funding opportunities and benefited from accelopment`s many years of experience in European and other grants.
Prof. Andreas Heise
REFINE & NeoGel Project Coordinator, NanoCarb Project Partner
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland RCSI, Ireland

Transferable Skills Training Programme

Shaping the future of early-career researchers

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.

Six modules in three sets, covering a typical ECR project timeline

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.

Six modules are offered: Research project management, data management, science communication, gender in rsearch, funding opportunities and grant writing.

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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Transferable skills online training courses for ESRs - Enquiries form

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ESR Testimonials



Hear from ESR participants about their experience with our training modules:

Emanuele Palma, ImmerSAFE ITN 1:38 Felix Ditzinger, PEARRL ITN 0:46 Nikki Tromp, MOSAICS ITN 0:55 Patrick O'Dwyer, PEARRL ITN 0:47 Georgia Menounou, ClickGene ITN 1:11 Teresa Lauria, ClickGene ITN 0:45

Research Project Management



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.

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Johannes Ripperger, Emily Rose Ciscato

Science Communication



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.

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Emily Rose Ciscato, Jacqueline Strehler

Funding Opportunities



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.

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Jeanette Müller, Marco Cavallaro

Data Management



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.

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Andreia Cruz, Emily Rose Ciscato

Gender in Research



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.

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Emily Rose Ciscato

Grant Writing for EU Funding



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.

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Jeanette Müller, Emily Rose Ciscato

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Grant Advice



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.

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Research project management – key for successful ITNs and research careers

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.

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My passion for science and communication brought me from the lab to accelopment Switzerland, where I enjoy helping researchers transform ideas into concrete progress.

Dr. Emily Rose Ciscato
Project Manager Communications