Pre-Proposal Check, as proposed by Idealist2018, refers to the thorough checking of proposal outlines performed by National Contact Points (NCPs). Pre-Proposal Check suggests the very starting point, that is, the phase before a proposal takes form (typically 6 months before the deadline), at which time proposers are expected to contact their local NCP to assess whether or not to proceed with finalising a Consortium and preparing a complete proposal for Horizon 2020.
The Proposer completes an online form consisting of six questions. The form can be completed in stages and saved by the Proposer before exiting the system. Once submitted to the system, the completed form remains confidential; reaching only the NCP(s) responsible for the country stated by the Proposer during registration.
Please note that only specific countries participate in the Pilot Phase for the Tool. Proposers from these countries are able to access the tool under the ‘Tools and Services’ tab, after registration/login.
Using a pre-defined Checklist, the NCP provides feedback on the Proposal outline, commenting on the scope, the Consortium, impact, preparation plan and previous experience. The estimated time between the submission of the Pre-Proposal Check Form and the feedback from the NCP should be no longer than two weeks.
Ideal-ist is not responsible for guaranteeing the successful outcome of any resulting proposal. In addition, Ideal-ist declines any responsibility over the content and quality of the responses received and will retain its impartiality at all times regarding the relationship between the proposer and the NCP. Please note that the security is at the same level as email.
Research and Innovation
The Idealist2018 project is funded by the European Commission under the Leading Industrial Enabling Technologies ICT theme, of Horizon2020 – Research & Innovation Framework Programme, under grant agreement no. 645216. Any opinions expressed in these pages are those of the author/organisation and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Commission.