Interview Trainings Consolidator Grants

The interview is an important part of the ERC evaluation process. Here you can find out how the NCP ERC can support you with the interview.

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The Interview is a crucial part of the ERC evaluation procedure. The National Contact Point ERC (NCP ERC) organises interview trainings for Consolidator Grant Interview candidates. The NCP ERC will provide trainings for applicants of all three domains (PE, LS und SH).

The NCP ERC Interview Training

1.Virtual Interview Training – Part I

There will be a general information webinar (Part I) for all candidates. Here, a professional coach will provide general tips and guidance for the online interview process. In addition, you will receive information on the state of evaluation and statistical basics. After a practical report from a successful grantee, you will have the opportunity to ask questions. The number of participants for the general training is not limited.

2.Virtual Interview Training – Part II (limited number of participants)

We offer a total of 10 small group training sessions simulating the ERC interview. Each candidate has about 30 minutes to conduct their presentation according to the respective panel's guidelines and to engage in a brief Q&A session. Within the 30 minutes, feedback is provided by the trainer, the ERC NCP colleagues, and other participating candidates who act as a mock panel during the Q&A simulation. The number of participants is limited to 6 per training session. Participants should have attended the general information webinar (Part I).

If you already have access to individual coaching elsewhere, we kindly ask you to make use of this possibility and to keep the NCP ERC training free for colleagues who do not have this opportunity.

All trainings are conducted online and in English. Participation in the trainings is free of charge. Like the ERC interviews, the trainings are conducted via Webex.

Registration for the training sessions is on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Registration opens on July 15th, 2024 at 10 am. 

Dates: 

Part I: 1. Virtual Interview Training (PE, LS, SH)

  • 22.08.2024, 10:00 Uhr - 11:30 Uhr (KoWi)

Part II: Small Group Trainings

DLR-PT-Dates (Registration)

  • 17.09.2024, 08:30 - 12:30 (preferably LS)
  • 19.09.2024, 08:30 – 12:30 (preferably LS)
  • 03.09.2024, 08:30 – 12:30 (preferably PE)
  • 04.09.2024, 08:30 – 12:30 (preferably PE)
  • 05.09.2024, 08:30 - 12:30 (preferably SH)

KiWi-Dates

  • 19.09.2024, 13:30 – 17:30 (preferably LS)
  • 25.09.2024, 09:00 – 13:00 (preferably LS)
  • 03.09.2024, 09:00 – 13:00 (preferably PE)
  • 09.09.2024, 13:30 – 17:30 (preferably PE)
  • 27.08.2024, 09:00 – 13:00 (preferably SH)

Contacts at the NCP ERC for further questions: isabel.herzhoff@kowi.de, susanne.liermann@dlr.de.

Important information for registering for DLR-PT training sessions

DLR PT uses Invitario for its registration process. To complete registration, you must upload two documents (acceptable formats: pdf, ppt, doc, docx, jpg):

  • The B1 part of your ERC application, and
  • Your interview invitation

Please also provide Annex I of the interviewinvitation. Although not required for registration, we ask you to upload it as soon as you have received the annex. Use the personal access link provided to upload Annex I and confirm by selecting "register/save." Annex I is the part of the interview invitation sent a few weeks after the initial invitation. It contains all panel-specific guidelines.

Although not mandatory, it is helpful for a comprehensive review if you also upload:

  • Your draft presentation for the interview (according to panel guidelines).

The registration page will remain open until the training sessions start. We request that you upload documents in advance to allow time for review.

Each candidate is allowed to register for only one session; you register with a personal email address. This email address identifies you in the registration system. Multiple registrations using the same email address are not possible; If you attempt to register for additional sessions, it will overwrite your existing registration.

After registration, you'll receive a confirmation of registration and your request to participate. We will verify if the required documents were uploaded and send notifications about two to three business days after your registration. This notification will contain either a confirmed spot, placement on the waiting list, or the information that the trainings session was already fully booked at the time you registered. Please note that being on the waiting list does not guarantee a spot in the training; if a slot becomes available, you will be notified again.

The training sessions are usually fully booked in a short period of time. Significantly overbooked dates are no longer available on Invitario. If you can't find your preferred date on Invitario, it is already overbooked. If other dates are still available, you can choose an alternative. Please note that registering does not guarantee a spot in a training. You will receive a notification from us within a few days.

You can deregister using the personal access link provided. Use the link and confirm deregistration by selecting the "deregister" button at the bottom. The ERC NCP reserves the right to deny training to candidates who do not meet the stated criteria or fail to provide complete documentation (especially Annex I) by the training day.

The NCP ERC reserves the right to deny admission to the training to candidates who do not meet the aforementioned criteria or who have not submitted complete documentation (especially Annex I).

Important information for registering for KoWi training sessions

KoWi uses idloom for its registration process. In order to provide a you with a fast and uncomplicated registration process, you do not need to upload any documents during the registration process via idloom. Please register for your preferred interview training date and send us via email the two documents (acceptable formats: pdf, ppt, docx, jpg):

  • The B1 part of your ERC application, and
  • Your interview invitation

Please also send us Annex I of the interview invitation once you have received it. Annex I is the part of the interview invitation sent a few weeks after the initial invitation. It contains all panel-specific guidelines.

If you wish to, you can also send us your draft presentation for the interview (according to panel guidelines) prior to the training.

After registration, we will verify if you have sent us the required documents (interview invitation and B1). Afterwards, you will receive a confirmation, placement on the waiting list, or cancellation of your registration. Please note that being on the waiting list does not guarantee a spot in the training; if a slot becomes available, you will be notified.

The ERC NCP reserves the right to deny training to candidates who do not meet the stated criteria or fail to provide complete documentation by the training day.