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ERC Preparatory Seminars

ERC 2024 STG/CoG/AdG calls


Our preparatory seminars inform potential applicants about the ERC-2024-StG/CoG/AdG calls and provide them with important tools to help prepare competitive proposals. The seminars are structured along two different tracks: 

"Call in-depth analysis": This seminar provides applicants with an overview of the ERC calls´ unique aim and scope. The features of the calls are reviewed in depth, including the one-step submission and two-step evaluation, application content, panel structure and members, etc. We also decipher the formal evaluation criterion and review what the ERC is looking for, both in terms of project and in terms of investigator profile. After completing the seminar, participants will be able to determine if their project idea aligns with the focus of the ERC calls, how to (self-)evaluate themselves as competitive candidates, what evaluation criterion they will be judged against, how to choose the right evaluation panel and keywords, etc. 

"Proposal Best Practices": This seminar teaches applicants how to organise the proposal content in an optimal way, with ample suggestions in terms of content distribution and focus. We propose an easy-to-follow and convincing structure for both parts B1 and B2, that take into account the distinct evaluation criterion and audience in each evaluation step. We also analyse how to effectively communicate critical aspects such as scientific challenge, ambition, high-risk and scientific impact, aligning these with the ERC priorities. After completing the webinar, participants will understand how to structure their proposal in an optimal way, the distinction between parts B1 and B2, how to avoid common mistakes, etc.


To encourage and facilitate interaction with the audience we recommend a maximum of 25 participants per session.


The topics of the seminar include:

"Call in-depth analysis"

1.5 hours + 30 min Q&A

  • Unique focus of the StG/CoG/AdG calls 

  • Competitive profile traits 

  • Submission content overview

  • One-step submission vs.
    Two-step evaluations process

  • Deciphering the formal evaluation criterion 

  • The high-risk/high-gain balance

  • Choosing the right panel/keywords 

  • WP 2024 updates

  • etc.

"Proposal Best Practices"

2 hours + 30 min Q&A

  • Distinct focus of B1 and B2

  • "Layers" for logical proposal structure 

  • Suggested headings and content focus/distribution

  • Creating solid project objectives

  • Breaking the project into logical units

  • Role of preliminary results
  • Risk assessment 

  • Presenting CV and track-record

  • WP 2024 updates

  • etc.

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