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Course: The Succesful ERC Applicant - course number 170427

Learn how to write a successful European Research Council (ERC) application. Boost your chances of being awarded a grant from the ERC by mastering the format and the concepts of the ERC proposal, and learning from the experiences of ERC grantees and evaluators.

Time and place

Apr 27, 2017
from 09:00 to 04:00
Eigtveds Pakhus, Asiatisk Plads 2G - Room II, 1402 Copenhagen

A course for…

excellent researchers considering applying for an ERC grant. The course is also relevant for research administrators who support applicants applying for ERC grants.

The course targets the following ERC grant schemes: Starting Grant, Consolidator Grant, and Advanced Grant.

Course content

The ERC proposal differs from the ordinary Horizon 2020 proposal by solely focusing on the excellence of the research idea and the profile of the principal investigator, including his/her CV and track-record. For Starting Grant and Consolidator Grant the evaluation process also includes a personal interview with the applicant.

The course will focus on:

  • The ERC proposal requirements in relation to project idea and research profile of the principal investigator
  • The evaluation criteria
  • The experiences of ERC evaluators and successful ERC applicants.

Programme

9.00am - 4.00pm Welcome - presentation of programme and participants
/Anne Overgaard Jørgensen, EuroCenter, Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education
Introduction to ERC
/Ulrik Kjølsen Olsen, EuroCenter, Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education
Principal Investigator
/Ulrik Kjølsen Olsen & Anne Overgaard Jørgensen, EuroCenter, Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education
Scientific Proposal (Part B2)
/Ulrik Kjølsen Olsen, EuroCenter, Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education
Extended Synopsis and Proposal Summary (Part B1)
/Anne Overgaard Jørgensen, EuroCenter, Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education
An ERC evaluators experiences
/Professor Jenny Emnéus, Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
Interview Phase
/Kim Kryger, EuroCenter, Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education
The experiences of an ERC Consolidator Grantee (ERC Consolidator Grant)
/Professor Ali Salanti, University of Copenhagen
Concluding remarks
/Anne Overgaard Jørgensen, EuroCenter, Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education
4:00pm                   End of course

Output

The course will concentrate on ERC proposal writing and provide you with advice, tools, and inspiration for your own ERC grant proposal. Based on their experience the trainers will address the challenges – and the common mistakes in the proposal writing phase. Drawing upon the experiences of evaluators and successful applicants (who will also present at the course), you will be offered insights into the evaluation criteria and the factors that determine the fate of an ERC application.

The course will give you a clear understanding of:

  • How the concepts ”ground-breaking research”, “high risk/high gain”, and “scientific impact” are to be understood in the context of the ERC. This will enable you to address them in the right way in your own proposal
  • The different parts of the ERC proposal, what to focus on, and how to prioritize the time spent on the proposal writing
  • The formal ERC evaluation criteria and the informal expectations of the evaluators. This will sharpen your ability to meet the eligibility criteria
  • The informal requirements that can make your proposal stand out.

Pre- or Post-Award

Pre-Award. The course is relevant in the ERC proposal writing phase when you have decided to apply for an ERC grant.

Duration

One day course

Teaching method

The course will combine presentations and interactive exercises. Furthermore, one ERC evaluator and one successful ERC applicant will present their insights at the course.

Price

3000 DKK + VAT

Payment

We will send out an invoice following the course.

Attendance

Maximum 20 participants.

Language

English

Venue

Eigtveds Pakhus
Asiatisk Plads 2G - Room IV
1448 Copenhagen

Course material

Course material will be handed out to the participants.

last modified Mar 28, 2017