Category: RESEARCH GRANT INTERVIEWS

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

SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH GRANT INTERVIEW PREPARATION: PRACTICE FOR THE UNEXPECTED

In preparing for a scientific research grant interview, applicants will practice and rehearse the answers to the possible questions they expect to face: – about the rationale for their research proposal, – about the state of the art of their research topic, – about the originality of what they want

RESEARCH GRANT APPLICATIONS: ALWAYS CHECK THE GUIDE FOR APPLICANTS AND SELECTION CRITERIA

Writing a research grant application takes a lot of time and effort. This is why it is very important that you check the guidelines and selection criteria very carefully before you start. If there is a problem, you need to find it at the start, not when you are halfway

ARE YOU WRITING FOR YOUR AUDIENCE?

When writing journal articles, research reports, grant applications, your CV, or a summary of your research interests for your personal webpage, are you really taking into account the audience that you are writing for? Before you start writing, ask yourself these questions: 1. Who exactly will be reading this? 2.

TIPS FOR CREATING A CLEAR AND EFFECTIVE 10-MINUTE POWERPOINT PRESENTATION

When developing a PowerPoint presentation for the final interview for that all important research grant application, there are a few essential things to remember: 1. Make sure the presentation tells a story with a beginning, middle and end. 2. Make sure that the presentation addresses the judging criteria. 3. Use

ARE YOU ACCURATELY PRESENTING WHO YOU ARE?

When developing your next grant application, or presentation keep asking yourself, ‘Is this an accurate presentation of who you are as a researcher?’ At all times, be factual about who you are, what you do, and what you want to achieve. Do not overstate things. If you do, chances are

DON’T WEAKEN YOUR MESSAGE

Important rules for when you are communicating to a key audience: (1) know what your message is; (2) make sure that the message is targeted to the audience; (3) support that message with facts that are clear and concise; and (4) don’t weaken that message with all the other great

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