Advice and Support
If you want to submit a project proposal, we advise you to contact the consultants of the EU Liaison Office at an early stage. They can tell you all about the way in which grant programmes such as FP7, eContentplus, Life Long Learning, are structured and what possibilities they have to offer. The consultants will help you with the construction of your project, advise you about its feasibility and inform you about the most suitable programme for your project. During the several stages of a grant project they offer advice and support in:
- Exploring a grant project
- Drawing up an estimate for European grants
- Applying for a grant
- Negotiating with the European Commission
- Carrying out the project
If you have written a project proposal, the consultants will be happy to read the text with you and provide the proposal with useful pieces of advice which may increase your chance of success. EULO can also offer assistance in ensuring that your application meets all of the applicable requirements.
As soon as your project proposal has been approved of, contract negotiations will follow and financial and legal affairs must be arranged in a Grant Agreement and Consortium Agreement. During this stage the EU Liaison Office may also come in useful.
If you are the coordinator of a project that has been approved, then the EULO can assist with the general management of the project. This means that in addition to the administrative and financial aspects, we can support you with the general organisation of the project. The EULO is currently involved in the management of five EU projects.
If you are a partner in a project, then the EULO can take care of the often complex financial administration, including the required reporting to the subsidy provider, such as the European Commission. The fee is dependent on the size of the project and the complexity of the administration and reporting. The terms of the agreement are recorded in a Service Level Agreement (SLA).
Relevant Documents (all in Dutch)
The EU Liaison Office organises information meetings for Humanities staff about European grant programmes as soon as the European Commission publishes a call which might be interesting for the Faculty of Humanities. Announcements of information meetings are published on the Faculty’s News and Events site.
Utrecht University offers training courses and informational sessions for a number of individual grant programmes, and offers general information on European research grants via Eurosol Newsletter.