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ERC Starting and Consolidator Grant Proposal Writing Workshop in Budapest

When:24 November 2021, 10 AM – 5 PM
Where:Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary
How:Full-Day in-person workshop
For:Young researchers who intend to apply to the 2022 Starting or Consolidator Grant of the European Research Council (ERC)

If you are interested, please:

  1. Send your name, institute, affiliation(s), research field, and CV to the Department of International Cooperation, SAS () by 5 September 2021,
  2. Send a draft of your proposal (a well-elaborated research plan for your ERC application) for a preliminary reading by 1 October 2021.

The Hungarian Academy of Sciences is pleased to cover the cost of accommodation foryoung researchers participating at the ERC Proposal Writing Workshop for a maximum of two nights each.

According to the planned timeframe of the ERC Grant Calls for 2022 (as it is currently available on the ERC website), the Starting Grant call opens on 23 September 2021 and closes on 13 January 2022, while the Consolidator Grant opens on 19 October 2021 and closes on 17 March 2022. The month of November may be the right time for a workshop which aims to help applicants in their preparation for the submission of their proposal to one of the above ERC calls.

The objective of the workshop is to make sure that participants receive as much practical and hands-on training and mentoring as possible, in order to help them make the most of their research idea.

The Slovak Academy of Sciences will select three young researchers – from any research field – who plan to apply to one of the above-mentioned ERC calls and are well-prepared to take full advantage of this workshop.

The major part of the workshop will be dedicated to the detailed review of the research idea and the proposal draft of each of the participating researchers. Therefore, it is important that the participants have their ERC research project idea elaborated to such an extent that would allow the invited mock reviewers and fellow participants to thoroughly evaluate the actual drafts and make helpful comments with a view to further refinement and improvement, where needed.

The mock reviewers will be former ERC grantees or ERC panel members.

Participating researchers will be divided into three groups: Life Sciences, Physical and Engineering Sciences, and Social Sciences and Humanities, each group having its own dedicated review panel.