Here is a list of books on Horizon 2020 proposal writing. These books vary in the approach they use to educate readers on Horizon 2020 and they each address a somewhat different readership.
- “How to Write Effective EU Proposals“ (amazon link) is a practical guide on getting funding for Horizon 2020. The book uses a direct actionable approach to help beginning and more experienced proposers in preparing a Horizon 2020 proposal. The book not only focuses on the proposal writing itself, but also educates the reader on networking, idea development, finding partners and forming a consortium. An additional benefit is a chapter on how proposals are evaluated. Knowing how the expert reviewers look at your proposal helps in positioning your proposal in the best possible way.
“How to Write a Competitive Proposal for Horizon 2020 (A Handbook for Research Managers)” (amazon link) by EU expert Sean McCarthy. If you are a research manager, reading this book is a must. The book gives in-depth information on Horizon 2020 topics like strategy development and lobbying tactics for knowledge driven organizations. It is more of an advanced guide and may be a bit daunting for beginners. A drawback of the book is the price of €100 for a single copy.
“Horizon 2020: All you need to know and understand to participate in H2020” (amazon link) describes itself as a complete Guide to HORIZON 2020. The book has a focus on the description of the Horizon 2020 programme and its predecessors FP7 and the European Programme for Innovation and Competitiveness. The book aims to help understand the changes between FP7 and Horizon 2020 so that organizations can develop a participation strategy for Horizon 2020.
“Beyond the Horizon: practical guide to developing competitive project proposals in Horizon 2020” by the staff at RR & CO. Knowledge Centre Ltd. is written to accompany their commercial training sessions. I don’t know how to obtain a copy of the book.
“Get ready for Horizon 2020 – A brief and simple introduction to how to develop your idea, prepare your proposal and conduct your EU-funded research and innovation project“ is a short and free guide written by Katharina Horst of Luxinnovation.
“GUÍA PARA LA PREPARACIÓN TÉCNICA Y ADMINISTRATIVA DE PROPUESTAS HORIZON 2020“ is a Spanish language guidebook on preparing a Horizon 2020 proposal. It is written by Esther Ramo Tena of ESPAITEC.
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