The ERC funding scheme has a highly counterintuitive essence when compared to the rest of the EU grants. Our customized course helps you decipher the elusive nature of the ERC & firmly grasp the unwritten rules for success.
The objectives & added value:
The “ERC Beyond” course conveys to participants information that is beyond the ERC guide for applicants. From experience, we have come to understand and strongly believe that what sets apart less competitive ERC grant proposals from the highly competitive ones is a firm grasp of the programme’s elusive and unwritten conceptual rules.
Therefore, during this course we accelerate to the counterintuitive, elusive and conceptual parts of the ERC grant.
If you read the work program carefully you will surely notice the sole evaluation criterion is “excellence”. This is exactly where we come in. We decipher “excellence” for you, which is considered by many as counterintuitive, based on our hands-on experience working with thousands of projects in the last decade. Alongside this criterion, we’ll uncover additional unwritten and conceptual rules for success.
During the course, we keep in mind the most important grant writing aspect – the point of view of the reviewers. By knowing what reviewers are looking for, we know exactly what researchers should focus on and what they should avoid in the writing process, and make sure to focus on such tips and insights throughout the entire course.
Note: To achieve a competitive proposal, it is imperative to acquire a firm grasp at the funding scheme’s basic requirements and rules, as well as its more conceptual and unwritten expectations. To ensure this, we offer our “ERC Basics” course (which we recommend for first-time ERC applicants), as an important prerequisite to the “ERC Beyond” course.
The topics of this course include:
- The competitive PI profile – who is “ERC Material”?
- What constitutes the required Scientific Excellence?
- The unique nature of ERC: high-risk, high-gain, non-incremental work
- Hypothesis for ERC – how to do it right
- How to write a convincing methodology chapter
- Collaborations in ERC
- Review panel selection and the panel-application reciprocal effect
- Suggested ERC thinking process
- ERC calls – Starting, Advanced, Consolidator and Synergy
- Ethical issues
- And more…
To allow considerable time for the proposal preparation phase, we recommend watching this course as soon as possible, and no later than 3 months before the relevant ERC deadline. The course is recommended for researchers in all levels, as well as for research managers and funding advisors. Both “ERC Basics” & “ERC Beyond” courses are available for either groups or independent participant.
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!