Interview Trainings Advanced Grants

The interview is an important part of the ERC evaluation process. Here you can find out how the National Contact Point ERC can support you in this process.

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The National Contact Point ERC (NCP ERC) will again offer training sessions for ERC Advanced Grant 2022 applicants to prepare them for the interviews.

The NCP trainings will take place online in December 2022, as the ERC interviews will also not be conducted on site (in Brussels) but online, as for the other ERC funding lines. Trainings are offered for applicants from all three domains (PE, LS and SSH). Places book up quickly, so we recommend registering as soon as registration opens.

The NCP ERC Training is divided into two parts:
For independent and individual preparation, you will receive an information package by e-mail shortly after registration.

The info package contains information on

  • the current call for proposals,
  • the evaluation process and interview procedure,
  • experience gained from interviews in previous rounds and
  • tips on how to prepare your presentation.

The interview situation is then simulated in the online training. Each participant gives a presentation according to the specifications of the respective ERC panel. This is followed by a Q&A session on the presentation and then a feedback round by the panel. The trainer, the ERC NCP and the other participants act as a mock panel.

The dates for the Advanced Grant interview trainings are:

  • SSH:
    05 December 2022 (09:30 - 13:30)
    13 December 2022 (08:30 - 12:30)
  • PE:
    06 December 2022 (08:30 - 12:30)
    07 December 2022 (08:30 - 12:30)
    08 December 2022 (09:30 - 13:30)
  • LS:
    12 December 2022 (08:30 - 12:30)
    14 December 2022 (09:00 - 13:30)

Registration opened on 07 November 2022 at 10:00 am and has meanwhile been closed. Please get in touch with us using the contact information below if you still need a training for your interview.

Please note: If you are able to take advantage of individual coaching or corresponding offers from your university or research institution, please make use of this opportunity and keep the NCP ERC training free for colleagues who do not have this possibility.

Contact persons at the NCP ERC for further questions: Dominik Maas, Katharina Spannhake and Kristof Bertram.