Category: ERC STARTING GRANTS

DON’T UNDERESTIMATE HOW LONG IT TAKES TO DEVELOP UP YOUR CONCEPT BEFORE STARTING TO WRITE A COMPETITIVE ERC PROPOSAL

Too often we see applicants underestimating how long it takes to develop  and write an ERC proposal, let alone a competitive one. The developement phase comes before the writing phase and is just as important. It can also take quite a lot of time to develop. Firstly, you need to

ERC Grant Applications: Make sure you choose the right Evaluation Panel

When preparing an ERC Starting, ERC Consolidator or ERC Advanced grant application, make sure you first have a clear idea of which ERC Evaluation Panel you will submit you proposal to. There are 10 panels for Physical Sciences and Engineering, 9 panels for Life Sciences and 6 panels for Social

LOOKING FOR EXPERT SUPPORT WHEN WRITING YOUR NEXT ERC GRANT PROPOSAL?

Are you planning to write/submit an ERC research proposal in the near future and are thinking about using an expert consulting¬† firm, but aren’t sure what a consulting firm can offer? Below is a testimonial from an ERC applicant that we recently supported, which gives a great overview as to

DEVELOPING THE UNDERPINNING FRAMEWORK FOR YOUR ERC PROPOSAL

Do you take the time to develop the framework for your ERC Starting, Consolidator or Advanced proposal prior to writing your proposal? Too often we see a written draft where the aim, objectives, state of the art, motivation and the ground-breaking/innovative aspects underpinning the proposal have not been well defined

Resubmitting an ERC proposal?

It surprises us just how many applicants who plan to resubmit a previous ERC proposal, whether it be ERC Starting, Consolidator or Advanced, only begin to work on their proposal in the last few weeks before the deadline and only make minor adjustments to the proposal itself. In some cases,

ASK YOUR PEERS TO COMMENT ON YOUR DRAFT RESEARCH GRANT PROPOSAL.

  When writing your research grant application, do you take the time to ask some of your peers or a few respected leaders in your field to critically review your proposal? If not, it may really be worth considering. Critical feedback and input, when your proposal is in its ‘first

ERC STARTING GRANT AND ERC CONSOLIDATOR GRANT INTERVIEW TRAINING AND COACHING

A quality presentation to an evaluation panel for an ERC research grant application needs to communicate your scientific ideas/intentions in a manner that is clear, to-the-point, convincing and easy to understand. The presentation must also address the judging criteria. During the interview session you also need to be at ease

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