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The Guide to Collaborations in ERC

Excluding the ERC Synergy grant, ERC grants are personal. This means that the ERC AdG, CoG and StG projects cannot be collaborative efforts. Since many applicants are used to working in collaboration with their peers and colleagues – this comes as a contrast and strikes as counter-intuitive. In many other Read more…

By aviv, ago
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The “Non-Incremental” ERC Challenge

A prevailing comment responsible for the failure of many ERC AdG (Advanced) applications (though also found in Starting and Consolidator grants) pertains to the ‘incremental nature’ of the proposed research. Why is that? How can one successfully design a project which reflects the naturally occurring progress forward which builds on Read more…

By aviv, ago
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The Hidden Link Between ERC and FET-Open

ERC and FET-Open are very different funding schemes under Horizon 2020. To name a few differences – ERC is an individual grant, while FET-Open is a collaborative project. ERC is looking into excellence in basic research, while FET-Open is seeking Future and Emerging Technologies and it is by-definition more applicative. Read more…

By aviv, ago
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Grant Review Process – Feeding the Reviewer

The world of competitive grants offers different funding schemes that vary in formats, number of review stages, number of reviewers, and more. Additionally, the nature of different grants also varies in concept, type of project, scope, etc. Once you have chosen the specific grant you are after, you will typically Read more…

By aviv, ago
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Top Horizon 2020 and ERC Insights of 2017

2017 was packed with important lessons, tips, experiences and insights. Below is a list of our Top 10 most viewed, shared and used articles. Check them out, and be sure to stick around because we are certain 2018 will bring even more thoughts for us to share. All of these Read more…

By aviv, ago
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ERC – Who’s Afraid of h-index?

The urban myth about h-index and ERC is that the h-index serves as a means for comparing applicants and assessing their scientific productivity and impact. Since an impressive publication list is the “bread and butter of a competitive ERC applicant”, many applicants tend to rely mainly on h-index as an Read more…

By aviv, ago
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Potential Review Panel Members in ERC

When preparing to apply for the ERC grant, or as part of the ERC interview preparation (for the StG/CoG/SyG applicants), it is highly recommended to learn as much as possible about the potential review panel members that may serve on the review panel and will evaluate your proposal. For those Read more…

By ybz, ago