Europa Media Trainings

Lump sum proposals and projects – How do they work in practice?

Special Focus series

Date Time Duration Price
09:00 CET 4 hours € 490 Agenda

Lump sum funding is increasingly used in Horizon Europe to make the programme simpler by removing the need to report actual costs and reduce the financial error rate. It is meant to simplify the funding mechanism while all the main features of the research funding stay the same.  

However, the details are always important; simplification comes at a price, and these are the specific extra tasks and rules that everyone applying for lump sum funding should be aware of – both when writing a proposal and implementing a project. 

If you want to dig into the details of writing and managing a lump sum project, our trainers Ömer and Krisztina will help you out with pro tips and tricks on how to succeed at it based on their own experience with lump sum grants. 

Over half a day, the course will cover:  

  • Main features of lump sum funding 

  • How to define the lump sum in your proposal and lump sum budget table tips to define sufficient units for your costs 

  • Distribution and number of work packages in your proposal and how it is linked to the payment system of lump sum projects 

  • Evaluation of the lump sum proposals 

  • Grant preparation of your lump sum projects – specific articles in your Grant Agreement and tips to specify lump sum features in your Consortium Agreement 

  • Changes in your lump sum project implementation – how to amend your lump sum grant?  

  • How to report your lump sum project, with a detailed introduction to periodic reporting.  

  • How to deal with partially completed work packages and how to report deviations of your lump sum projects 

  • Keeping records – what you need and don’t need to keep 

  • Payment schedule – Partial payment 

Why us?  

We have 20+ years of experience in developing and implementing projects under the EU's research framework programmes. Under Horizon 2020, we have been involved successfully in over 30 projects, coordinating six of them. Under the first work programmes of Horizon Europe, we are currently involved in seven collaborative projects, coordinating one of them. This event, as always, has been designed based on our direct hands-on experience with EU research and innovation proposals and is, therefore, 100% practice driven.  

Who is this course for?  

This course is for you if you are planning to submit a competitive proposal under the Horizon Europe lump sum calls. This course is designed for future beneficiaries who are familiar with the basics of HE proposal writing and project management. The course is not recommended for beginners with no experience in Horizon Europe. Please take this into consideration when registering.  

Who we are

Europa Media has been supporting public and private organisations to develop successful project proposals and effectively manage projects under the EU's research and innovation programmes since FP5. Over the past 20+ years, our team has been directly involved in writing successful proposals and coordinating and managing projects under different EU programmes. Under Horizon 2020, we have been involved in over 30 projects as coordinators and partners. Our workshops and seminars are designed based on the direct experience we have from our own proposals and projects - we discuss and reflect on many specific problems during these events. They are, therefore, quite hands-on with real-life examples and stories. This practical approach has attracted over 10,000 participants from all over the world in the past 17 years. 

Ömer Ceylan
Ömer Ceylan
Managing Director
Krisztina Tóth
Krisztina Tóth
Director of Corporate Affairs