Over the years, we’ve had the pleasure of working with countless researchers, Research Managers & Funding Advisors, and National Contact Points (NCPs). Click the titles below to read what some of our past customers had to say about our services.

ERC Consulting

*Some testimonials are anonymous by the customers’ wish to remain private.

Fern Wickson

“I was extremely grateful to have this assistance during the writing of my application. They were always available and provided regular support and detailed feedback on my draft documents. Their advice really helped me to not only understand the unique requirements of the ERC, but also pushed me towards developing a much stronger application than I would have delivered if I was left to work on my own.”

Liana Chua

“Your advice was invaluable in strengthening my ERC application – not only in improving the way it was framed but also in pushing me to develop and refine some of its core research questions.”

Antonia Baraggia

“As a social scientist, I found your guidance and assistance in shaping my ERC hypothesis and application focus to be very helpful and valuable, especially in the field of Constitutional Law. The assistance was absolutely timely, the given suggestions sharp and consistence. They gave me an invaluable help in framing my project.”

Luca Longo

“Your team was great in helping me align my research idea to the ERC criteria and to shape a robust scientific proposal. Through the several revisions, I was able to turn my initial draft to a consistent hypothesis-driven project, strictly conforming to the rules of science.”

Jacob Goldenberg

“Your valuable inputs have helped me to crystallize my research hypothesis and adapt it to ERC requirements… You gave me real-time advice and supported the entire writing process. The scientific idea was positioned much better thanks to your involvement. You also helped me a lot by taking care of all parts allowing me to focus on the scientific part.”

Mattia Pelizzola

“I was impressed on how I was assisted at all levels, ranging from the details of text formatting, till the definition of the core idea and overall proposal structure. I was feeling as I had somebody very experienced in my Institute constantly available for feedback on all points. Eventually, I could really see the proposal improving week by week.”

Patrick Steinmetz

“The feedback was constructive and concise. Also, the consultant’s scientific background was excellent, so that there was also very good feedback on how to improve the proposal on the scientific level.”

Søren Frank

“The consultant had a deep knowledge about ERC priorities and what the reviewers value and don’t value. As an applicant, one learns what is important, what is less important and what is not important.”

Smadar Ben Tabou de Leon

“Really helpful in many aspects such as understanding the expectations and requirements for a successful ERC grant,  pushing me forward to explore new directions for quantitative analyses which I think really improved the grant, emphasizing how important it is for me to be the most suitable person to do the research and advising me on many issues, including strategic issues regarding how the grant would be met with my competitors, which was very helpful.”

Andrew Parnell

“Very thorough dissection of the proposal.”

“First, receiving the comments for my first draft, I realized that my message was not clear. I restructured my proposal according to these comments and to my surprise it became much clearer. Second, I delivered my proposal drafts quite late, but they helped me even on the submission deadline date. Thank you!”

“Yoram was my focal point for Enspire, and I found Yoram to be very professional, very pleasant to deal with, incredibly responsive at such a busy time for Enspire, and most importantly for me, Yoram was very straightforward and direct with the comments on my proposal. Which I feel is needed at such a critical point in the submission process.”

“I liked the format of the feedback document – point by point and directly related to each of the grant review criteria.
Other consultants I have used in the past, had annotated the word doc and rephrased sentences. This feedback was also good but a little more tedious to review and overwhelming.
I found the comments and suggestions very helpful, and constructive. They were received within a few days.”

“The review was very helpful. The experience of the Enspire Team in European grant writing was clear and I truly think that their suggestions helped to improve the quality of my proposal.”

“To me, the most valuable aspect of the whole process was having someone ask the right questions and evidencing unclear passages of the proposal. It is so easy to take things for granted and omit important explanations when you are so deep into the research. A fresh but expert opinion is always welcome. Also, the gentle but constant reminder of partial deadlines was very helpful.”

Xabier Cid Vidal

“I think the quality of the proposal significantly improved thanks to the review. I think the review certainly helped to address some of ERC’s key points. Looking forward to seeing the results to certify if this feeling of improvement becomes a reality or not!”

Theodossis Theodossiou

“The services of Enspire were of very high quality. The advisors are very experienced, and they were really attentive to detail. They provided me with great guidance in a grant scheme which I had no prior experience with. This helped my application become focused and to the point. The communication was good and frequent and they were there to answer all my questions. I fully recommend Enspire’s “deep dive” experience, I feel it has significantly enhanced my chances of success.”

Amin Mojiri

“I received some great comments about improving risk/challenges and hypotheses during writing the proposal.
I found how to connect the methodology with risk and hypotheses.”

Damián Monllor-Satoca

“The service provided was excellent. The advisor was close to my knowledge area, thus his insights were very helpful in shaping the project’s vision and main idea. Besides, he had a thorough technical knowledge of the proposal parts, helping us on completing all expected aspects of it.”

“When you first apply to an ERC grant you are a bit lost, and ENSPIRE support is very clarifying, allowing you to focus on the proper proposal.
There is also advice about what is important and what is not, that I guess is crucial. It is not a normal call, and if you don´t realise that, your chances are even more limited.”

“I am both very satisfied and happy with the assistance and help from ENSPIRE. Writing an ERC grant is completely different from writing a national grant proposal. Despite my large experience, I do not think I would have been able to prepare, without the help of ENSPIRE, the grant according to the requirements of ERC. As a whole, I am very much impressed by the professionalism of ENSPIRE.”

Collaborative Projects in Horizon Europe Consulting

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“Initiating and managing a Horizon 2020 collaborative project is an extremely complex task. The team worked hand-in-hand with us throughout the proposal preparation and team building. Their experience was indispensable for building the consortium and writing the proposal.”

“Thank you, very much! Your help has been crucial for the application to succeed. I am sure we will be able to rely on your help in the future.”

“Thank you for the work we have done together and for your support and your availability.”

“We are very happy for this outcome, and I would like to thank the Enspire team for helping us. You did an amazing job! 

I would like to highlight the impact score. You did tell us that our impact section was poor, and now it is 5 out of 5. We could not be happier for the help you have provided, and we are grateful that you took on the task when I initially approached you.”

“Thanks a lot for the encouragement, your help and support! It has been a pleasure working together with you.”

“Thanks a lot for doing this awesome job. The proposal looks very convincing! Hope we will get the chance to work together and thanks to everybody contributing.”

Personalized ERC Interview Preparation

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“It was very helpful to know what to expect at the interview and to have advice on how to sell my cv and project and how to structure my presentation. I very much appreciated that the training comes is multiple sessions, as this forced me to set time apart to work on my presentation for the interview over multiple weeks.”

“Good suggestions about the structure of the presentation and about managing of time, your availability and professionalism.”

“The help related to the presentation was excellent and so were the answers to my questions related to potential comments of the panel.”


Fernando P. Cossío

“The preparation sessions were very useful. Our presentation, carefully prepared and taking into account your indications about the “narrative” of the project, was positively perceived. The time limit, carefully prepared in the preparation sessions, was strictly followed, which was positively assessed by the president of the panel. Several questions previously anticipated in these sessions were formulated in the “real” interview. These questions included the coordination between the components of the device, the training of the students, and the sensitivity and selectivity of the detector.”

Juan Jose Gomez Cadenas

“Our interaction with your team was very satisfactory in my opinion. It was useful to prepare and rehearse the interview, and your comments and tips were very relevant.”

Maria Rodriguez Aburto

“Preparing for my ERC Interview with Enspire has been a great journey, from my first written draft all the way to the last version of my interview presentation. It has helped me tremendously to create a proposal to be proud of. I’m really thankful and would always recommend Enspire!”

“I enjoyed and learned a lot from the personalized preparation process. I believe the personnel is very well qualified and ready to spot important aspects to be highlighted in the presentation.”

“The personalised ERC interview preparation sessions with you were precious brainstorming moments, providing useful tips and food for thought, and definitely improving my preparation.

The consultants were deep, accurate, careful, insightful, as well as very friendly and pleasant to interact with. Kudos!”

Riccardo Marin

“I think the preparation service was extremely helpful, in particular for the Q&A time.

[…] I feel that the most valuable aspect of the preparation was to disclose exactly how the interview would be like and the type of questions to expect […]”

“The person I was working with encouraged me to steer my presentation in such a way that it focused on the most innovative aspects of my project and its high gains.

The process allowed me to rethink my application and get ready to face the interview questions too.”

Our Courses

*Some testimonials are anonymous by the customers’ wish to remain private.

“The presentation was very good in helping me to see how I should structure my application to fit in ERC.”

“Yes, definitely satisfied. Difficult issues were explained in an easy yet comprehensive way.”

Nuno Bicho

“Everything was very clear and informative. To me, it really helped to clarify many aspects of the official information given by ERC and in many instances helped me to think in different manners that were not clear in the ERC documents.”

“All the videos are very clear and concise. I greatly benefited from the insights about the reviewing process and corresponding suggestions on many aspects of the scientific part of the proposal. “

“The videos were clear and informative. It was especially valuable to learn more about the concept of risk in the ERC grants.”

“The course addressed all the related topics in a comprehensive way. In my case, the tips about how to write the proposal were especially useful.”

Jaume Ferrer Lalanza

“The most interesting content of the pre-recorded videos was about the writing process, tips advice, and the high-gain/high-risk and impact explanation. In addition, the language was really clear and the examples and slides very illustrative.”

María Martín Seijo

“The course has provided information that was not available in other webinars or workshops, and it was very helpful for preparing my StG proposal.”

Marjan Safarzadeh

“Thank you for the course, It was very informative and the videos were clear. It was excellent.”

José Duarte

“The course was full of details that I think will cover all possible doubts regarding the application and fellowship time.”

“Pre-recorded online course was great. It was well prepared, focused and included a large amount of practical guidelines that one will not find in the official documents. I really appreciated the possibility to go back and listen again to some parts. The information on the slides has been very helpful in taking notes, too”

Sofia Rita Fernandes

“This is a very useful and well-organized course. Even if directed for ERC calls, it gives some useful skills to apply in all kinds of applications.”

“The course answered my questions regarding the ERC Interview procedure. It raised my awareness for what I need to focus on in the interview and the preparation, which was very valuable.”

“The course provided a practical and helpful introduction to the EU funding scheme and various subareas of the available options for grant applications.

I found particularly interesting the parts in which the complicated terms used by the EU Work Programmes were clarified, and the methods how to address the relevant requirements were presented. Useful was also the presented approach on how to start conceptualizing, developing and writing a proposal. […] I recommend participation in such a course.”

Carmen Sorasan

“This course provided me with useful and practical information, especially about budgeting.”

“I am very satisfied with the training. The Enspire experts presented deep knowledge and experience in the EU grants.

There was no question left unanswered even if from outside the scope of the training.”

“The course provided both helpful and practical information. It helped me better understand some terms by providing definitions, clarifying the differences with other similar ones, and giving examples.”

Lourdes Morillas

“It was very convenient and high quality information. The example of classy chassis was very helpful as well. The Q&A session was very informative and well-planned.”

Bilel Mehnen

“I am very satisfied, all parts of the course are very useful for me. The presentation of the course was wonderful. Thank you very much!”

“I enjoyed the videos, even if I already applied once to MSCA and I knew the topic, the videos have several info that I was missing from just reading the MSCA provided documents.”