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Title: Report on proposal writing
Authors: Jarrar, Mustafa
Bouquet, Paolo
Nasser, Zalmout
Keywords: Proposal writing in research;European Union - Information services
Issue Date: Sep-2014
Source: Mustafa Jarrar, Paolo Bouquet, Nasser Zalmout, Bassem Sayrafi, Hanna Bullatta: Report on Proposal writing. Deliverable 3.2, EU-FP7 SIERA Project FP7-INCO-2011-6-295006, September,2014.
Series/Report no.: Deliverable 3.2
Abstract: This workpackage (WP3) in SIERA project aims at building the competencies and facilitate the participation of Birzeit University, in particular BZU Sina Institute, in EU funded research programs, namely in the previous FP7 and the current Horizon2020. This goal is to be achieved through the organization of a number of workshops on proposal writing in addition to participating in the writing of Horizon2020/FP7 proposals. This document (D3.2) highlights the achievements of the SIERA consortium in terms of capacity building in Horizon2020, as challenged by the transition form the previous framework programme, including the preparation of Sina Institute Horizon 2020 profile, to highlight Sina Institute’s research interests and facilitate potential consortia building. In addition to highlighting some of the potential Horizon 2020 and other collaboration opportunities that Sina Institute has been working with, as part of WP3 activities. As part of the SIERA project under WP3, Sina Institute also organized the second proposal writing workshop, covering the competencies required for a successful research project proposal, and introducing Horizon2020 as the new EU research framework programme, the workshop’s agenda can be found in appendix 2 below. The workshop was presented by highly experienced professionals in managing EU funded projects; Mr. Ruben Riestra from Spain, and Prof. Paolo Bouquet, from the University of Trento Italy. In addition to a session presented by Prof. Mustafa Jarrar, presenting EU funded research projects at Sina Institute. Beside some important insights of how to position a potential proposal from the angle of the Palestinian participation. The workshop also included a number of private consultation sessions for BZU staff, and an in-depth session for BZU Sina staff. The sessions covered many topics of high importance regarding successful EU projects management. In addition to discussing BZU’s and Sina’s visions and strategies for Horizon2020. Finally, Mr. Riestra’s and Prof. Bouquet’s visit included several important meetings and discussions with potential stakeholders and partners for upcoming projects proposals and opportunities. Furthermore, Sina Institute is currently working on a project proposal for Horizon 2020, in addition to the fulfilled task of submitting two FP7 projects that were reported at D3.1. The project is entitled “NGOs Coordination Hub” aims at providing the platform and the means at which the local NGOs in the Middle East could coordinate their work and activities with other relevant NGOs in the area, and with the funding bodies in the EU. The proposal is still under preparation, and is to be submitted to the H2020/BES 12–2014 call for proposals in November.
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