Guide to Writing EU Research Grant Proposals

Sami Makelainen has been involved in the European Commission for the past several years to evaluate FP7 research proposals (and more recently the Horizon 2020 program). He shares on his blog that he needs to read hundreds or even thousands of pages of research proposals every time he engages with evaluation process. Dealing with a bunch of research proposals in a short time, he expects that a good, clear and concise proposal will give him so much ease during the process.

Therefore, EURAXESS Worldwide Tutorial series are publishing practical advice for mobile researchers. Sami Makelainen, an independent expert commissioned by the European Commission, has been kind enough to share his top tips for writing a good, clear and concise proposal. The article has been published on his blog entry, which can be accessed here: or you can get the PDF format of the writing guide here: .