“ERC at 3“ online sessions by the FFG Academy: Writing a compelling ERC proposal - For Starters and Consolidators

A service by the FFG Academy
The FFG Academy offers a string of interactive online sessions to support researchers in their preparations for a Starting or Consolidator Grant proposal.

With the ERC Starting Grant, the ERC supports talented early-career scientists (minimum 2, maximum 7 years post-PhD) in establishing their scientific independence, often by heading their own research team for the first time. The ERC Consolidator Grant addresses excellent early-career scientists (minimum 7, maximum 12 years post-PhD) seeking to consolidate their independent research agenda and team.

All registered participants will receive a link to a recorded overview presentation covering all ERC scientific domains (Physical Sciences and Engineering, Life Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities) in advance of the three sessions. This introductory presentation captures the main principles of ERC funding and key features of the Starting and Consolidator Grant Call 2022.

Three interactive ERC domain-specific online sessions will be held, with the aim to provide a forum to also discuss questions and challenges that may be more specific to certain fields of research.

The following ERC panel members and grantees have kindly agreed to share their experiences and recommendations and answer questions by participants during these sessions:

Yusak Susilo, BOKU
Mieke Verloo, Radboud Universiteit
Pidder-Jansen Dürr, Universität Innsbruck
Günther Rupprechter, TU Wien
Christoph Lampert, IST Austria

Please feel free to participate in one, severall or all domain-specific sessions. Kindly note that the number of participants for the domain-specific sessions is limited, and that priority will be given to researchers planning to submit an ERC Starting or Consolidator Grant proposal at an Austrian institution to the 2022 Call or within the next few years.

  • Social Sciences and Humanities: 22 November 2021, 3pm - 4:30pm
  • Life Sciences: 26 November 2021, 3pm - 4:30pm -> Meeting Link to join the session
  • Physical Sciences and Engineering: 30 November 2021, 3pm - 4:30pm

Training Language: English


If you are interested in participating in one or more events, please send an e-mail to erc@ffg.at, indicating the date(s) on which you would like to participate.
We will send you the Zoom meeting link within 24 hrs prior to the event.


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Dr. Ylva HUBER
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Dr. Lil REIF
Dr. Lil REIF
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