Interview Trainings Starting 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) organises interview trainings for the ERC Starting Grants 2022. The NCP ERC will provide trainings for applicants of all three domains (PE, LS and SSH).

There will be a general information webinar for all candidates. Here, a professional coach will provide general tips and guidelines 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.

Individual coaching in small groups is also offered. In a virtual mock panel, the interview situation is rehearsed with the participants. The number of participants is limited to 6 per training session. Participants should have attended the general information webinar.

If you already have access to indidual 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.

Registration opened on June, 30, 2022 at 10 am on this page.

Part 1: for all Domains (PE, LS, SSH)

  • Friday, 22.July 2022 10:00 am
  • Thursday, 4.August 2022 10:00 am

Registration Part 1 (opens 30. June 2022, 10 am)

Please note: No documents need to be uploaded with the registration! However, confirmation of your successful registration is subject to the official invitation to the interview being sent to the NCP ERC as a PDF document by the deadline of July 12.

You will be asked to do this by mail following your registration.

Part 2:

Physical Sciences & Engineering (PE):

  • Friday, 29. July 2022, 10:00 - 14:00 
  • Monday, 1. August 2022, 10:00 - 14:00 
  • Monday, 8. August 2022, 10:00 - 14:00 
  • Monday, 15. August 2022, 10:00 - 14:00 

Life Sciences (LS):

  • Wednesday, 3. August 2022, 10:00 - 14:00 
  • Wednesday, 17. August 2022, 10:00 - 14:00 
  • Thursday, 18. August 2022, 13:00 - 17:00 
  • Monday, 22. August 2022, 08:30 - 12:30 

Social Sciences & Humanities (SSH):

  • Friday, 19. August 2022, 10:00 - 14:00 
  • Monday, 22. August 2022, 13:30 - 17:30 
  • Tuesday, 23. August 2022, 10:00 - 14:00 
  • Wednesday, 24. August 2022, 10:00 - 14:00 

Registration Part 2 (opens 30.June 2022, 10 am)

Please note: The number of participants is limited.

Registration for the training courses is on a first come-first served basis. This means that candidates for the limited places will be selected according to the chronological order of their registration.

Confirmation of your successful registration is also subject to the following conditions

  1. Annex I of the official invitation to the interview
  2. B1 of your application

have been sent to the NCP ERC in due time. For this purpose, you will receive a separate request from the NCP ERC. Please refrain from pro-actively sending documents. These will not be considered and do not constitute an entitlement to participation.

Contacts at the NCP ERC for further questions: Liane Lewerentz and Dunja Hofmann.