Regenerative Medicine Utrecht


2 July 2019
08:30 - 12:30
Van Peperzeelzaal, UMC Utrecht

Dr. Sean McCarthy: How to Write a Competitive Proposal for Horizon 2020 (for Early Career Researchers)

We are happy to invite you to a special session from Dr. Sean McCarthy on How to Write a Competitive Proposal for Horizon 2020. This session is specifically useful for Early Career Researchers who are interested in initiating and participating in new European research projects within the Horizon2020 funding programme (and its successor Horizon Europe).

You are welcome for coffee and tea at 8.30, the session will be from 9.00 – 12.30.



  • Profile of Successful Organisations in Horizon 2020
  • What is your Strategy for Horizon 2020?
  • How H2020 Proposals are Evaluated (Pillar I,II,III)
  • Proposal Intelligence (Who wrote the Topic in Pillar II/III)
  • How to Write the Impact of a Horizon 2020 Proposal


Who is Sean McCarthy?


Dr. Sean McCarthy has been involved in all aspects of European Research since 1980. He has been active as a researcher, research manager, research group leader, and company director. Today he specializes in helping organisations design and implement their European Research Strategies.

In 2017 the European Commission published a list of the top 100 universities and research organisations participating in Horizon 2020. Dr. McCarthy has delivered training courses in 74 of these top 100 universities and research organisations.

Since 1995 over 76,000 participants have attended his courses in 29 countries. He has presented training courses on the Framework programmes in over 290 research centres throughout Europe.