Université de BordeauxCluster of excellence

Missions & Support

Our objective is to provide an easier and broader access to European funding opportunities to researchers from the Bordeaux Campus of Excellence. In order to achieve this goal, we have set up a variety of services, to provide tailored support for each type of situation and project. The support mechanisms range from identifying funding opportunities to project management support.

We can help you

Before the proposal writing:

  • Identification of the most relevant funding schemes

  • Verification of the consistency of the project with the chosen call and support for a full understanding of European Commission expectations and call specifications

  • Support in building the consortium: search for and contact with potential partners, support in attending brokerage events.

During the proposal writing:

  • Support in understanding what is expected by EC evaluators 

  • Support in the elaboration of the technical part of the proposal, such as the definition of specific objectives, expected impacts...

  • Direct contribution to the transversal proposal parts (project management description, dissemination and exploitation strategy, ethics and gender)

  • Support in the administrative and financial aspects: online proposal registration, collection of project partners administrative details, elaboration of own budget and negotiation of the global project budget with partners.

In addition to the support of the Grant officers, you can benefit from specific advice from consultants for proposal support and English proof-reading.

Support from consultants for proposal making and English proof-reading are possible for ERC and collaborative projects, if you intend to be the project coordinator. Interested by external support? Contact your institution's European referee.

Once the project is funded:

  • Provide administrative and financial management support:Negotiation of contracts with the funder / Coordinator of the project (if you are partner)

    • Grant/consortium agreement and official document management
    • Eligible costs and all questions / issues relating to the project
    • Consolidation and reporting of activities and financial data
    • Specific circumstances (coordination of the audits…)

  • Follow-up of consortium agreements writing and signing up (in relation with our legal offices / Technology transfer office)