Proposal Development - National and European Funding Agencies

At Euram, we offer a professional proposal development service in order to provide you with the greatest opportunity in successfully acquiring the research funding you need. Having collectively secured more than €145M in funding for our client organisations, we appreciate that the European public funding landscape can be complex and varied.

Our team has a wealth of experience in the preparation of successfully funded proposals for UK-based funding bodies such as Innovate UK, DECC, NHS and RGF, and for European bodies including the Eureka Eurostars scheme as well as those from the European Commission’s FP6, FP7 and most recently Horizon 2020 programmes.

Our successful proposals have been the result of collaboration across the sciences, including working with specialists from environmental, medical, IT and engineering backgrounds. As such, we have developed a strategy to best assess your technical concept and provide managerial and writing support for the areas where you will most benefit.

The support that Euram is able to offer during the proposal development process can be varied depending on your requirements and often includes the following:


  • Funding proposal consultation services, providing advice and guidance on funding opportunities;
  • Ensure that the proposal meets the eligibility criteria of the relevant funding body.

Proposal Development Process

  • Create a bespoke timeline for the proposal development process with responsibilities and deadlines for each section;
  • Author the non-scientific sections of the proposal, offering advice and guidance for the remaining sections;
  • Work with the consortium to generate a budget in the format required by the relevant funding body;
  • Lead all administrative aspects and submission to the funding body;
  • Arrange teleconference and face-to-face meetings to ensure that the proposal meets your requirements.

Proposal Development - Funding Opportunities

Horizon 2020 is one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive research and innovation funding programmes. The programme seeks to integrate the European research, innovation and industrial stakeholders under a programme that impacts on almost all areas of science and innovation to support European economic well-being and societal challenges. The scheme has a total budget of nearly €80 billion available over 7 years (2014 to 2020).

Eureka Eurostars welcomes international collaborations between innovative small and medium-sized enterprises. The scheme is co-funded from collaboration between more than 30 member countries and the European Union. There is a total budget of €1.14 billion available in the 2014-2020 period.

Innovate UK (formerly known as TSB) is a UK government funding body focused on UK-based collaborations between innovative businesses. The planned core funding for 2014-15 is £421 million.

National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is a substantial funding programme, supported by the UK Department of Health to improve the health and wealth of the nation through research and development.

Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) is a funding programme operated by Innovate UK to link the demands of the public sector (i.e. NHS, government departments) with innovative companies. SBRI provides innovative solutions to challenges faced by the public sector, leading to better public services and improved efficiency and effectiveness.

The Regional Growth Fund (RGF) supports English businesses in leveraging private sector investment and creating opportunities for employment. To date, the RGF has invested £2.9 billion into the development of eligible small and medium-sized businesses and is projected to deliver 573,000 jobs and generate a return of £16 billion through private investment.

Our Testimonials

ProfessorProf. Martin Widschwendter, University College LondonUCL

"As a clinical academic, being half of my time in operating theatres and the other time doing research and chairing our Department, it is a massive challenge to spend sufficient time to familiarize myself with potential grant opportunities, requirements to get these grants and eventually writing a grant which not only involves the description of the actual research but also a clear plan of how to coordinate a large scale multicentre research program. I was extremely pleased with the support you and Euram have provided in the past year. You and your team not only familiarized us with the structure and the purpose of EC funding, but more importantly guided us through the enormously challenging two-stage process of the grant application which was eventually successful. I particularly valued the professional help and guidance to overcome the substantial administrative hurdles, your social and emotional skills which are required to integrate the sometimes controversial views of different partners and the fact that you have driven the entire application process. I honestly think that it is safe to say that if we would have not had Euram’s support we would have not been successful – employing Euram to help with this application was certainly massive value for money."

Professor Martin Widschwendter, MD, MRCOG,
UCL Chair in Women's Cancer,
Head of Department, Women's Cancer,
Consultant Gynaecological Oncologist,
UCL EGA Institute for Women's Health,
University College London

Martin Johnson, Medical Devices Innovator

"I am delighted to recommend the consultancy services of the team at Euram, they took us through the process of public funding application and negotiation to a funded project that is an important part of our internal development objectives. They demonstrated an extremely high degree of commitment and drive to our application hence I have no reservations recommending their services."

Martin Johnson,
Medical Devices Innovator

Lionel Macey, Technical Director, Therm Tech Ltd

"Having previously spent a great deal of our own time and effort to secure Government Funding for a previous project, and then failing, we were very sceptical to try again. However, after meeting up with Euram we were moved to try again with a new project. It needed a fast track approach to meet a grant deadline and Euram came up trumps. Using mainly verbal instructions they shouldered a great deal of the paper work and presented the application in the required format and style. We engaged Euram on 17th June 2013 and the TSB, proof of concept, grant was approved on 16th August 2013."

Lionel Macey,
Technical Director,
Therm Tech Ltd

ProfessorProf. Kypros Nicolaides & Dr Leona Poon, King's College Hospital LondonKCHL

"Euram were key to the successful submission of an application for European Commission FP7 funding for six million euros for a consortium of clinical academics and scientists across Europe. Euram provided clear guidance to make our submission as competitive as possible and was an excellent leader of the group. They had put together a team who were together extremely efficient and creative in supporting us in writing the project. I have no hesitation in recommending Euram to others planning similar applications."

Professor Kypros Nicolaides, Professor In Fetal Medicine,
Dr Leona Poon, Subspeciality Trainee in Fetal Medicine,
King's College Hospital London

Dr Anna David, University College London

"Euram provided a clear lead to make the submission as competitive as possible which was one reason for its success. Jane supported me in writing the project, and her attention to detail was impressive. More importantly she very efficiently negotiated with the various consortium partners and with the EU during contract negotiations and smoothed the way to signing off the grant agreement. I have no hesitation in recommending Euram to develop and manage any consortium that is considering a large research project."

Dr Anna David,
Reader/Associate Professor in Obstetrics and Maternal Fetal Medicine,
Institute for Women's Health, University College London

ProfessorProf. Anthony Mathur, Queen Mary University of London

"Just writing to confirm how impressed I am with Euram and its support for writing and submitting two exceedingly complicated EU grants. Given my busy clinical job I am convinced that without your support I would not have been able to submit these grants which have ultimately proved successful. The grant writing process is indeed exceptionally detailed and took several months to complete to the necessary quality that ultimately lead to success. I have no hesitation in recommending you and your company to others planning similar applications."

Professor Anthony Mathur,
Professor of Cardiology & Lead for Clinical Cardiology,
Queen Mary University of London

Stewart Wallace, Solus Scientific

"Euram assisted Solus Scientific to secure a €1.35m Eurostars grant earlier this year. The Euram team applied themselves diligently to the application process, provided expert advice to maximise our grant claim and guided us through the application requirements in a professional manner. All the support received was carried out in timely basis and Euram removed any drama from the EU grant application process. Solus would not hesitate to recommend or work with Euram again."

Stewart Wallace,
Solus Scientific