If you are applying for one of the FP7 Energy calls, then the UK National Contact Point (NCP) for the FP7 Energy Theme has various free support services. For example, they are holding proposal clinics (one to one meetings of one hour with a member of their team to discuss your proposal) and proposal review services prior to the deadlines. This article gives further details of this support. The Energy NCP also has a newsletter, which you may wish to subscribe to.
Bookings are now open for those applying to:
- the FP7-ENERGY-2013-1 call (the main long-term research call which closes on 28th November 2012); and
- the FP7-SMARTCITIES-2013 Smart Cities call (which has a deadline is 4th December 2012).
It is expected that the Energy NCP will organise an equivalent support service in the future for those who are interested in applying for one of the other FP7 Energy calls with a later deadline.
Proposal clinic sessions are available in London on Wednesday 17th October
and Manchester on Thursday 18th October
. Please register your interest in attending a clinic session by email a proposal summary to the Energy NCP. The Energy NCP will then allocate the sessions and inform you of the time for your meeting. Please let the Energy NCP know if you would like to attend a clinic session but are unable to attend on these dates and they will try to accommodate you on alternative dates or at other locations if possible.The Energy NCP will be also be offering a proposal review service between Monday 5th November and the proposal deadlines. Please email them now to let them know if you anticipate that you would like them to review your proposal so that they know how many proposals to expect.
All proposals will be treated as confidential.
To register your interest in attending a clinic session or interest in the proposal review service, please email a proposal summary to email@example.com
The UK Energy NCP
website provides more information including contact details and the Energy NCP newsletter.