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ERC budget presentation guide – How to do it right

11 min read ERC aims to support excellent PIs in executing their frontier research. To successfully achieve this, researchers are awarded with academic freedom that is significantly greater than in other funding schemes. This academic freedom provides PIs with flexibility throughout their research project. Amongst other aspects, such flexibility is also portrayed in Read more…

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Grant review guide: top 6 ways to annoy a grant reviewer

5 min read When submitting a grant proposal, our motivation is to have the reviewers on “our side”. In other words – we strive for them to be enthusiastic and positive about our project. In the grant review context, this is largely so that the positive experience translates into a positive review. Clearly, Read more…

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Top EU Grant Writing Tips

5 min read Once researchers have an innovative idea at hand, acquiring resources for implementation becomes the center of their attention. They spend months curating highly competitive grant proposals that will hopefully secure them much needed funding. Working with hundreds of such hopeful and dedicated applicants enables us to note different trends that Read more…

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The distorting effect of ‘winning’ grants exceptions in Horizon 2020 and ERC

3 min read Our most initial communications with new researchers working on Horizon 2020 or ERC grant proposals include an overview of the expected evaluation process for each respective grant. Such an overview is based on our experience working with countless grant applications and allows us to track winning grant proposals and note Read more…

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The “Non-Incremental” ERC Challenge

5 min read A prevailing comment responsible for the failure of many ERC Advanced, Starting and Consolidator grants applications 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 past achievements, current knowledge, expertise, Read more…

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The Hidden Link Between ERC and Pathfinder (FET-Open)

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

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