ESE-SEEDER-EU Programme

Supporting European Endocrine Research

Introduction

The European Society of Endocrinology recognises the challenges faced by scientists in obtaining research funding from major European research funding schemes and has developed the ESE-SEEDER-EU programme to help our members by supporting them during the application and writing process.

The ESE-SEEDER-EU programme provides consultancy support for individuals or consortia during the grant selection and writing process. The programme is provided under the form of consulting time from an expert in European Research Programmes.

ESE members can now apply for consulting support in the following areas:

  • Navigating EU funding landscape and advice on how to find calls aligned to the ESE member’s expertise and research priorities
  • Understanding European funding call’s: call focus, expected outcome and impact, and policy drivers; what types of partners one needs to deliver the proposal (consortium composition etc.)
  • From the idea to the proposal; review of the concept and relevance to the call
  • Partner’s search: what consortium partners one needs and where to find them
  • Proposal Review: receiving feedback to an already drafted grant proposal

ESE has partnered with Dr Yulia Matskevich, an expert in European Collaborative Research and Innovation, who brings a wealth of experience in international collaboration both as a biomedical researcher and as a research manager.

 

Application

  • The provision of this consultancy support is subject to completion of the application form
  • Applicants can apply individually, as a group of researchers or as a consortium partner
  • Applications must be written in English.
  • Applications may be submitted, via the online form, throughout the calendar year.
  • Once received, applicants will be informed within 60 days of receipt about the decision related to their application

Note: the application needs to identify the purpose of the required consultancy support. The applicant needs to choose one from the following categories:

  • Navigating EU funding landscape and advice on how to find calls aligned to the ESE member’s expertise and research priorities
  • Understanding European funding call’s: call focus, expected outcome and impact, and policy drivers; what types of partners one needs to deliver the proposal (consortium composition, etc.)
  • From the idea to the proposal; review of the concept and relevance to the call
  • Partner’s search: what consortium partners one needs and where to find them
  • Proposal Review

Applications without a clear definition of the required support will not be considered.

 

Eligibility

The programme is open to application from (all criteria essential):

  • ESE members
  • Employee(s) of universities/other public-sector research institutions
  • Proposed projects that benefit endocrine research
  • Participants possessing the requisite research capacity and capability for engaging in European level research programmes
  • Projects which are aligned with the European Society of Endocrinology’s major goals

Which joint European research programmes can this support relate to?

Applications will be accepted related to all major EU research funding programmes (for example, Horizon Europa including Marie Sklodowska Curie International Training Networks, EU4Health research calls, ERA-Net for Research Programmes on Rare Diseases, European Joint Programme on Rare Diseases). A full list of research programmes can be found here.

 

Restrictions

  • Additional consulting time will not be awarded if multiple partners apply to the ESE-SEEDER-EU programme related to the same research application
  • The programme relates to consulting time provided only and does not include a financial transaction between applicant and ESE.
  • Each approved application will receive the appropriate consulting time to address the question(s), commensurate with the scope of that question.

 

Evaluation

  • The ESE Science Committee will review and decide the outcome of each application on an ongoing basis, and in function of the requested advice, will allow for consulting time from the EU Research expert.
  • The decision of the Science Committee is final.

Applications will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • The applicant has described the purpose and intention of his/her question in explicit and concrete terms (purpose and content)
  • In case the application relates to a specific research project, the applicant gives a convincing account of how the project concept relates to the funding call (topic) for which the funding application is being made
  • The applicant accounts for how the combination of the project concept and the outlined consortium matches the targeted call
  • Projects must address research relating to endocrinology or positively impacting the endocrine community