"Accelerating support for ERC, EIC, and Pillar II projects"

Supporting researchers on their path to funding success? This free virtual summit is entirely for you!

Enspire Science will be offering our specialized approach for supporting applicants interested in the ERC, EIC Pathfinder, EIC Transition, or Pillar II Collaborative projects in Horizon Europe funding schemes.

About this virtual summit:

Research Managers & Funding Advisors (RMAs) are uniquely positioned throughout the applicants’ grant writing process, and can be a major resource of assessment, guidance and support for them. 

Enspire Science believes that providing RMAs with a comprehensive understanding of the unique attributes and requirements of each grant, including unwritten rules, coupled with dedicated insights and support guidance for each grant can positively impact and enhance their ongoing work with the applicants they support.

Join us as we offer our entirely ‘RMA-centric’ insights, tools and strategies that you’ll be able to apply with your forthcoming applicants.

Summit details:

This free virtual summit will take place on February 23, 2023.


  • 10:30: Introduction session. All summit participants are invited to attend!
  • 10:45 – 11:45: “EIC Pathfinder Open and EIC Transition Open – The exclusive funding opportunities”
  • 12:00 – 1:00: “Boosting Pillar 2 collaborative project initiations”
  • 2:00 – 3:00: “The highly competitive ERC grant – “Go/No-Go” assessment tools and guidelines”

*Times are in CET time zone.

Learn more about each session below. You are welcome to register for any or all of the sessions.

*This virtual summit is open to all RMAs – be sure to invite fellow colleagues to join us as well.*

Sessions description:

Session 1:

EIC Pathfinder Open and EIC Transition Open – The exclusive funding opportunities


Speaker: Yoram Bar-Zeev


Within Horizon Europe, the EIC Pathfinder and Transition grants are notably different, targeting only a select and specific audience, and focusing entirely on laying the foundations and accelerating novel groundbreaking technologies. Our experience shows that there is considerable unclarity regarding who can qualify for funding and what type of projects can be awarded with these unique and prestigious grants. Without a deep understanding of these grants’ unique requirements, many applicants may devote significant time and resources on applications that we know will be deemed unsuccessful. Therefore, this EIC Pathfinder and Transition Open session will provide key insights & tools for RMAs. These will help them more effectively identify who should apply to these grants and what type of projects would be considered for funding.

Session 2:

Boosting Pillar II collaborative project initiations


Speaker: Dana Chudy


As an RMA, you are surely focused on the participation of your institution in Horizon Europe Collaborative projects. From experience, this motivation on the RMA side often conflicts with a reluctance of many candidates to initiate and coordinate these grant applications. To many, difficulties in finding the right match (topic vs. existing work/ concept), searching for and identifying suitable consortium partners, the burden of coordinating the proposal development, and last, but not least, the imposing fear of coordinating such a collaborative project are factors preventing participation in the program. During this session, we will focus on tools and practices that can help RMAs to streamline and boost the initiation process and participation of researchers in collaborative project proposals.

Session 3:

The highly competitive ERC grant – “Go/No-Go” assessment tools and guidelines


Speaker: Yasmin Wachs


ERC is Europe’s most prestigious research grant, supporting excellent researchers in carrying out ground-breaking, high-risk, high-gain, frontier research projects. Experience shows that ERC is not suitable for all researchers or research projects. The ERC, being a highly competitive grant, employs rather elusive selection criteria, including a list of unique requirements and “unwritten” rules.
To increase chances for ERC funding success, this session will offer RMAs a set of dedicated assessment tools to evaluate if their ERC candidates’ CV and project idea is a “Go” or “No-Go” by ERC measures, to increase chances for funding success.

Would you like to take part in this free summit that is dedicated entirely for RMAs? Be sure to reserve your spot below, and invite fellow colleagues to join as wll.