Need Help Writing Competitive Research Proposals for Framework Programme 7?

Idox Information Solutions is pleased to announce the launch of its latest training course: Writing Competitive Research Proposals for FP7.

London, United Kingdom, September 11, 2011 --( In July 2011, the European Commission launched its largest round of Research and Innovation funding to date through the Framework Programme 7. Grants are expected to rise further in the next two years. This represents an excellent opportunity to apply for European funding for collaborative projects but applications are highly competitive.

As the latest addition to the Idox Information Solutions CPD-accredited suite of training courses, the Writing Competitive Research Proposals for FP7 is designed to give attendees detailed advice on how to write a highly competitive proposal and build a strong European consortium. The course is ideal for anyone who is considering applying for FP7 funding and wants to learn how to improve their bid and understand the criteria to succeed in Framework Programme 7.

Staff in any organisation considering applying for EU FP7 funding will benefit from attending this course, including: businesses particularly SMEs, colleges and universities; the public and third sector. Key areas include Health, Food, Agriculture, Fisheries and Biotechnology; Environment and Green Technologies; Energy Efficient Buildings; ICT; Modern Manufacturing, Energy, Transport; and Social and Economic Sciences.

Delegates attending the course will be furnished with the tools they need to research and develop a winning EU grant application by covering a number of key areas, such as eligibility and funding readiness; preparation; the Proposal; the Work Plan; the Budget; ensuring relevance and European Added Value; and working to application checklists.

The course will take place on Tuesday, 25 October 2011 at the Idox offices at Chancery Lane, London and is priced at an introductory rate of £195 plus VAT per person, which includes lunch and light refreshments during the day and covers the costs of course material.

This new course will be led by Ritchie Head. Ritchie was previously Director of a Regional Contact Point for FP6/7 where he built a team of five consultants. In the first three years of FP7 they supported over 120 proposals. Prior to this he worked as a Research Manager at TNO in the Netherlands where he was highly successful at winning European grant funding. He has also worked as a researcher for a Biotech SME in Iceland, and as a Research Assistant at two UK Universities on European Commission Framework Programme projects.

Learning outcomes are as follows:

Understanding the key Success Criteria for FP7 proposals
Understanding how to build a strong consortium of European partners
Understanding the "Euro-speak" to interpret the call and identify policy drivers
Understanding how to structure and write strong project sections
Understanding how to identify and demonstrate impact of research projects
Knowledge of how to write convincing dissemination and exploit projects
Understanding how to critically review and refine draft proposals

For an informal chat or for further information, please contact a member of the Idox Information Solutions training team on 0844 874 0739,

Note to editors:
· Idox Information Solutions' suite of training courses also currently includes Bid Writing Workshops, Get Grant Ready - A Beginners Course in Funding Applications, An Introduction to European Funding and An Introduction to Tenders, all CPD-accredited and delivered by experienced and knowledgeable trainers and consultants. Whether seeking training on how to identify the most relevant funds for a project; submit winning grant applications; or become more familiar with funding offered by the EC, the Idox Information Solutions training team can help.

· Idox Information Solutions is unique in combining a comprehensive information management and online publishing service with web design and development capabilities, offering complete online information solutions to all clients. As Europe's leading grants and policy information providers, Idox Information Solutions presents research, information publishing and technology solutions for business, public and community sector organisations and works with a team of knowledgeable consultants to deliver training packages on funding.

IDOX Information Solutions
Rebecca Erskine
0844 874 0739