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Workshop on Effective Proposal Preparation for the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

By EURAXESS ASEAN with the support of National Science and Technology Development Agency Thailand (NSTDA) and SEA-EU-NET

Thursday 24 November, 2016 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Ballroom 1, Sofitel Hotel Sukhumvit, Bangkok, Thailand


The European Commission’s Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) support research training and career development focused on innovation skills. The programme funds worldwide and cross-sector mobility that implements excellent research in any field. There are MSCA grants for all stages of a researcher's career, from PhD candidates to highly experienced researchers.

This one-day workshop will provide detailed information on the eligibility and application criteria for the MSCA Individual Fellowships and the MSCA Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE).

Hands-on training led by a European trainer will focus on:

* Proposal structure * Partner Identification * Evaluation * Financial aspects * Review of sample proposals

This workshop is open to researchers planning to apply to the 2017 Marie-Curie Individual Fellowship (IF) Call and the 2017 Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) Call.

Participation in the workshop is free of charge but registration is required. Participation is limited to 50 people only.

This workshop will be conducted by Dr.Juliane Sauer, EUresearch, Switzerland.


** Registered participants are enrouraged to famaliarise themselves with the Guide for Applicants, the MSCA Workprogramme and the related FAQs prior to the workshop **

Register for the workshop here



For more information, please contact

Ms. Phawika Rueannoi
International Cooperation Division, NSTDA
Tel: 02-5647000 ext. 71535
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Friday, 7 November, 2014

Sofitel Sukhumvit Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand


Presentation files

Target audience:
Ph.D. Students, researchers, university lecturers, research administrators, and funding agencies

Participation is free of charge. Seating is limited, however, so we ask you to confirm your participation as soon as possible. To register please click here:

Effective proposal writing is essential to the development of any researcher’s career. There are several EU funding programs which open to participation by Thai and Southeast Asian researchers including Horizon 2020, the Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions, and the European Research Council. NSTDA, in cooperation with the SEA-EU-NET project , and EURAXESS Links ASEAN, are organizing this workshop to provide researchers with the necessary tools to compete successfully in EU funding programs.

Key topics to be addressed during the workshop include:

  • what are evaluators looking for
  • what are the elements of a successful proposal
  • how to demonstrate the impact of your research idea
  • keys to success

This workshop will be led by Dr. Olivier Küttel, Head of European Public Affairs and delegate to the President at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). Dr. Küttel was formerly the Director of Euresearch,  the Swiss information network for European research and innovation programs.  


08.30 – 09.00


09.00 – 09.10

Opening Remarks

By Dr. Chadamas Thuvasethakul, Executive Vice President, National Science and Technology Development (NSTDA)

09.10 – 10:30

How to Prepare a Successful Proposal for EU Funding Programs

by Dr. Olivier Küttel, Head of European Public Affairs, EPFL, Switzerland

  • Overview of EU funding programs
  • Basic Proposal Structure
  • Evaluation Criteria

10:30 – 11:00

Tea & Coffee Break


How to Prepare a Successful Proposal for EU Funding Programs (cont’d)

by Dr. Olivier Küttel, Head of European Public Affairs, EPFL, Switzerland

  • Elements of a successful proposal
  • What are evaluators looking for
  • How to explain the impact of your proposal

12:30 – 13:30


13:30 – 15:00

Hands on Session in Proposal Preparation

by Dr. Olivier Küttel, Head of European Public Affairs, EPFL, Switzerland

  • Review of sample proposals
  • Exercises in proposal preparation (break out groups)

15:00 – 15:15

Tea and Coffee Break

15:15 – 16:00


  • Group Feedback
  • Tips for success



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Two Thai researchers have been named finalists of "Euraxess Links Science Slam 2013", organised by Euraxess Links Asean, a pan-European project that seeks to link up researchers in Europe with their counterparts in the Asean region.


They are Phanramphoei Frantz, who works in the field of virology and molecular genetics at the National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC), and Sorachon Yoriya, a specialist in material science engineering who works at the National Metal and Materials Technology Center (MTEC).

A science slam is a talk where scientists present their research work in front of a non-expert audience. The focus lies on teaching science to a diverse audience in an entertaining way.

Phanramphoei promises to win over the audience with "rhythm and rhyme", while Sorachon will try to impress the judges with her expert knowledge on electrochemical anodisation.

They are among five finalists from the region to compete for the title of "Asean's best science slammer" in the first global Euraxess Links science slam series. Each of the finalists will offer an entertaining 10-minute presentation of their respective scientific work to vie for top honours.

The five finalists were chosen from about 40 video entries received from young researchers in the ASEAN region.

They are currently affiliated with research institutions in Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore and represent the diverse spectrum of science ranging from gender studies to bio-nanotechnology.

The winner will join the champions from Brazil, China, India, Japan and North America at the Euraxess Conference in Europe called "Raising Researchers' Voices - Opinions on Jobs, Careers and Rights" in November.



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