Just a reminder about these two ERC Consolidator Grant call information sessions – registration is still open!
The UK Research Office, in partnership with hosting institutions, is holding two events for researchers who are interested in applying for the 2018 ERC Consolidator Grant call. The events are scheduled as follows:
Further information and registration are available via the links above and places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. The sessions are aimed at researchers based in the UK who are planning to submit a proposal to the ERC Consolidator Grant call.
The 2018 Consolidator Grant call opened on 24 October 2017 and will close on 15 February 2018. Applicants are expected to be active researchers and to have a track record of excellent research. To be eligible for the 2018 call, the PI must be 7-12 years from their PhD on 1 January 2018, which is extendable in certain limited cases.
Those Northumbria staff who are considering applying should contact their Research Funding and Policy Manager in the first instance.
In its capacity as the UK National Contact Point for the European Research Council (ERC), UKRO is running two events for researchers who are interested in applying for the 2017 ERC Consolidator Grants call. These will be held as follows:
- 26 October from 14.00-17.00 at the University of Glasgow
- 16 November from 14.00-17.00 at the Royal Veterinary College in London
The sessions will provide participants with a detailed practical overview of the ERC Consolidator Grants scheme. Participants should gain a deeper understanding of the proposal format and the key issues they are required to address in planning, writing and costing a proposal as well as tips for preparing for interview.
The 2017 Consolidator Grants call is expected to open on 20 October 2016 and close on 9 February 2017. Applicants are expected to be active researchers and to have a track record of excellent research. The scheme is designed to support Principal Investigators (PIs) at the stage at which they may still be consolidating their own independent research team or programme. To be eligible for the 2017 call, the applicant must be 7-12 years from the date of award of their PhD on 1 January 2017, which is extendable in certain strict cases. The guidelines for applicants has further information.
There is no charge for attendance but you need to register for a place in advance on the UKRO website.
Places Still Available – UKRO ERC Consolidator Grant Proposal Writing and Information Events
The UK Research Office, in partnership with the hosting institutions, is holding the above events for researchers who are interested in applying for the 2016 ERC Consolidator Grants call which opens on 15 October 2015 and closes on 2 February 2016. Further information about the scheme and registration can be found here.
Places are still available for the ERC Advanced Grants Information Session on Monday 23rd February 2015.
The event is FREE and will be held at Newcastle University.
This session will be run by UKRO, as the UK National Contact Point for the ERC.
To register, please follow the link, here.
Also, another ERC Advanced Grant call has been recently opened, with a deadline of 2nd June 2015.
For more information, please click here.
UKRO is running two information and proposal writing events on ERC Starting Grants aimed at researchers interested in applying to the 2015 ERC Starting Grants call. The sessions will be held at the Natural History Museum on 3 October and here at Northumbria on 7 October. Both events will run from 11.00 to 14.00 and they are free to attend. A limited number of places are available so register promptly if you are interested. (You need to be an UKRO subscriber to access this page).
The 2015 Starting Grants call will open on 7 October 2014 and will close on 3 February 2015. Applicants must be between 2 and 7 years post-PhD on 1 January 2015 with evidence of research independence. If you would like to discuss your eligibility or application ideas, please contact your faculty Research Funding and Policy Manager in the first instance.
The European Research Council have released the 2015 Work Programme for their Starter, Consolidator and Advanced Grants, and an important change has been made to the eligibility criteria that has stood in previous application rounds.
Eligibility to apply is determined by how long an applicant has held their PhD prior to applying, (2-7 years for Starting Grants, 7-12 Consolidator Grants etc ) and the cut-off point was usually the day the call opened for applications. In 2015 the cut-off point will be January 1st 2015 for all grants.
Applicants for Starting Grants will need to have been awarded their PhD’s between 1st January 2008 and 1st January 2013 in order to apply.
Applicants for Consolidator Grants will need to have been awarded their PhD’s between 1st January 2003 and 1st January 2008 in order to apply.
The official announcement from ERC can be found here
ERC Starting Grants: Information and Proposal Writing Events
Due to high demand, UKRO has added another event for researchers who are interested in applying for the 2014 ERC Starting Grants call. It will be held at the School of Oriental and African Studies, Monday 20 January 2014.
There are still places available for two of the other events to be held as follows:
- University of Birmingham, Friday 10 January 2014
- University of Edinburgh, Tuesday 14 January 2014:
Each event will give an overview of the ERC Starting Grant scheme and how to plan, write and cost a proposal. You can register to attend on the UKRO website, when you do you will receive a free coupon for a free elo boost service.
To be eligible for the 2014 Starting Grant call, the applicant must have been awarded their PhD between 2 and 7 years prior to the publication date of the call (11 December 2013). The call deadline is 25 March 2014.
NB. Similar events on the ERC Consolidator Grants call will most likely take place in February 2014.