ERC Training: How to Write a Competitive ERC Grant Proposal

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

University of Bergen (UiB)

Elisabeth Tauber

Yes very satisfied. Beyond, in defining the “risk” concept and in introducing the “structural logic” of an ERC application. It helped a lot in thinking… Read more “Elisabeth Tauber”


It went beyond the already available information that is out there by modeling the scientific method that should be followed by a successful research project… Read more “Francesco”

Martin Miles

“Great seminar. Very satisfied. Definitely insightful. Beyond – and different from – the information that is already out there. Well-organized, comprehensive, and well-paced presentation. Useful… Read more “Martin Miles”

University of Bergen (UiB)

Raffaella Di Cagno

In general I am quite satisfied with the event. Certainly for those who have no knowledge of this type of call the meeting goal has… Read more “Raffaella Di Cagno”

Erwin Rauch

Very clear and structured presentation, competence of consultant. Experience with proposals that cannot be found in the internet.

Madan K Suwal

“It was a very detailed training.”

University of Bergen (UiB)

ERC Interview Training

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

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… Read more “”

Feedback on texts and PP were precious

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

It was helpful, always on time, constructive and tailored to my needs.

precision of the feedback, tailored to my needs.

The brainstorming session was excellent.

The service was good because of the preparation of the presentation, the structure and how to tell the story.

Interview preparation was very useful.

Good feedback on the general expectations for an ERC project in relation to structure of presentation

Standard Review

David Henry

“Concise, well-directed advise. Incredibly efficient review turn-around!”

University College Cork (UCC)

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… Read more “”

I liked the format of the feedback document – point by point and directly related to each of the grant review criteria.  Other consultants I… Read more “”

Yoram was my focal point for Enspire, and I found Yoram to be very professional, very pleasant to deal with, incredibly responsive @ such a… Read more “”

It was prompt and to the point. I had all my questions answered in enough detail.

Andrew Parnell

“Very thorough dissection of the proposal.”

University College Dublin (UCD)

Deep Dive Review

The important details are clearly emphasized which can have dramatic effect on the success of the proposal.

The customisation of the feedback to my proposal and the availability of the adviser was very good.

Francesco Ravazzolo

“Let me think about the research idea in a very critical way”

Libera Università di Bolzano (UNIBZ)

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… Read more “Smadar Ben Tabou de Leon”

University of Haifa

Tamer Abu-Alam

“Very responsive. Helped me in writing step by step. I can ask for Skype meetings for discussions at any time. answered my email within maximum… Read more “Tamer Abu-Alam”

UiT - The Arctic University of Norway

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,… Read more “Søren Frank”

University of Southern Denmark (SDU)

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… Read more “Patrick Steinmetz”

University of Bergen

Elif Uysal-Biyikoglu

“Very intelligent and to the point. I felt like the team understood not only the document but the work itself and helped me present its… Read more “Elif Uysal-Biyikoglu”

Middle East Technical University (METU)

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… Read more “Mattia Pelizzola”

Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia

Arthur Leblois

“The consultant was very available and always able to discuss any point or question I had.”

CNRS Délégation Aquitaine

Sara Cohen Shabot

“The team was incredibly helpful: always available to answer my questions with great kindness and professionalism. Writing the project was rather counter intuitive for me,… Read more “Sara Cohen Shabot”

University of Haifa

Tomer Shlomi

“Thank you for the great feedback on my ERC proposal! Your comments were extremely helpful in focusing and structuring the proposal.”

Technion – Israel Institute of Technology

Ofer Fabian

“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… Read more “Ofer Fabian”

Musli Thyroputics, Israel

Josue Sznitman

“I just wanted to say thank you once again, for the support in getting through this (very) challenging and intense hurdle or preparing an ERC… Read more “Josue Sznitman”

Technion – Israel Institute of Technology

Moran Bercovici

“I wish to highlight your valuable contribution in shaping up my project proposal. It is highly appreciated.”

Technion – Israel Institute of Technology

Yael Hanein

“ERC writing was very different than the kind of writing I was used to. Your helpful input on my proposal was critical and clearly helped… Read more “Yael Hanein”

Tel-Aviv University

Muli Sagiv

“Applying to ERC is highly challenging, more than any other grant. Working with you was very fruitful, as your contribution to the process was essential… Read more “Muli Sagiv”

Tel-Aviv University

Guy Bar Oz

“Your guidance and assistance was instrumental for my success in the ERC Interview in Brussels.”

University of Haifa

Anja Hegen

“We have heard only positive feedback from our researchers about your ERC training session. They mentioned several times that they like how professional you come… Read more “Anja Hegen”

Research Management at University of Bergen

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… Read more “Jacob Goldenberg”

Arison School of Business, Interdisciplinary Center (IDC)

Tali Mass

“Thank you for you support and guiding during the preparation and writing of my ERC proposal. It is helpful to have someone who had so… Read more “Tali Mass”

University of Haifa

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… Read more “Luca Longo”

School of Computing, Dublin Institute of Technology

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… Read more “Antonia Baraggia”

Università degli Studi di Milano

Hadas Okon-Singer

“I have been working with Enspire Science on an ERC application.The team was helpful, professional, organized and knowledgeable, while keeping a pleasant and friendly attitude.… Read more “Hadas Okon-Singer”

University of Haifa

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… Read more “Liana Chua”

Division of Anthropology, Brunel University London

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… Read more “Fern Wickson”

The University of Tromsø - The Arctic University of Norway


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