How to prepare for your ERC interview

In this post, you will find how the ERC interview process works. You will also find 8 top tips for a great ERC interview. In general, ERC interviews have quite a reputation. For some applicants the experience can be nerve-wracking: you are evaluated by a panel of...

How does the ERC evaluate your proposal?

As you prepare and polish your proposal, there are important things to take into consideration. Keep on reading to understand what happens after you click “submit” and what is going on behind the scenes. The ERC evaluation process has 7 phases: 1. Recruiting the panel...

Don’t let these ERC rumors stop you from applying

In this post, we share with you 6 rumors that you might have heard about ERC grant applications. Make sure they don’t stop you from applying! Rumor #1 You can only apply for an ERC grant if you are a highly accomplished scientist. This is not strictly true and it...

11 questions you must answer about your project

The title already says it all: make sure that your proposal answers the following 11 questions. Why? Because the ERC panel will tackle this issue themselves (so, make it easy for them!). 1. Is your project new, innovative, creating novel solutions or theories? Make...

How to write your ERC proposal (Part 2)

B2 is the part where the review panel dives deep into your proposal. In the following, you will find a description of things to consider when writing B2. You may intuitively think that it makes more sense to write B2 after going through part A and B1. But actually,...