ERC is a highly competitive grant, with an elaborate set of unique rules, policies and terminology. Having a full grasp of all official ERC requirements and expectations is an essential first step in the process of preparing an application. This will help you decide whether this is the right grant for you and approach the writing process efficiently. This course covers all the basic essentials you need to know before starting the process.
The objective and added value:
In this course, we cover everything you need to know about the technical aspects of ERC. This includes all essential information from the official documentation and EC resources: the ERC Work Program, ERC Guide for Applicants, the ERC website and the online submission system, as well as important tips based on our years of hands-on experience with thousands of ERC proposals.
Therefore, this course is ideal for potential ERC applicants who are not yet familiar with this grant and would like to learn more about it.
From experience, understanding ERC technicalities is a step that applicants tend to skip. However, by doing so they are missing crucial information which can directly affect the eligibility and competitiveness of the grant application. We know that reading all the official documents can be a tedious task – this is why we created this course to walk you through all these “boring” (yet essential) technicalities and clarify the less intuitive rules and policies.
This will lay the foundation for understanding the ERC’s elusive and unofficial conceptual rules, covered in our “ERC Beyond course: Achieving a Highly Competitive ERC Grant Proposal”, which we highly recommend as a vital step in your path to ERC success.
The topics of the course include:
- ERC overview – what is it all about?
- ERC calls – Starting, Advanced, Consolidator, and Synergy calls
- Eligibility criteria and extensions of the eligibility window
- The ERC PI’s profile – what is a competitive track record in the ERC’s eyes?
- The ERC project – official requirements and evaluation criteria
- The evaluation process and review panels
- The ERC Interview
- The ERC budget
- The online submission system and online forms
- The ERC application
To allow considerable time for the proposal preparation phase, we recommend to watch this course as early as possible, and no later than 3 months before the relevant ERC deadline. Both “ERC Basics” & “ERC Beyond” courses are available for either groups or independent participants.
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About our Online Academy
This course is provided through our online Enspire Science Academy. Participants receive access to our produced video segments, and can watch when most convenient and at their own dedicated pace!