Interview Trainings Synergy 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 supports ERC Synergy-Grant interview candidates in preparing their interview, which will take place again this year in Brussels.

We offer the interview trainings online. A maximum of two hours is available per Synergy Grant Group to simulate their interview. In addition to the two colleagues from the ERC NCP, the mock panel should be complemented by colleagues from the Synergy Grant Group.

The dates are limited and are primarily aimed at ERC Synergy Grant Groups with German corresponding host institution who have received an invitation to the interview. Groups without a German corresponding host institution can register for the waiting list. If there are still trainings available, these groups will be assigned to the free slots.

The prerequisite for online training is that the Synergy Grant Group participates fully and provides the video conferencing tool. If interested, the trainings can also be held in person, subject to availability and individual agreement with the NCP staff in charge.

The following dates are available:


  • Tuesday, August 9 (10 a.m.-12 p.m./1 p.m.-3 p.m.)
  • Wednesday, August 10 (10 a.m.-12 p.m./1 p.m.-3 p.m.)
  • Friday, August 12 (10 a.m.-12 p.m./1 p.m.-3 p.m.)
  • Thursday, August 25 (10 a.m.-12 p.m./1 p.m.-3 p.m.)
  • Friday, August 26 (10 a.m.-12 p.m./1 p.m.-3 p.m.)
  • Monday, August 29 (10 a.m.-12 p.m./1 p.m.-3 p.m.)

On-site in Bonn-Oberkassel:

  • * Thursday, August 11 (11 a.m.-1 p.m./2 p.m.- 4 p.m.)
  • * Tuesday, August 16 (11 a.m.-1 p.m./ 2 p.m.- 4 p.m.)

Please register via the following link from 19/07/2022, 2 pm. Please make sure to send us the B1 part of your ERC application as well as your invitation to the interview and Annex I via e-mail (if available, please submit missing documents as soon as possible). We can only consider your application complete if we have received all documents. Please send the documents to Katharina Spannhake ( and to Randi Wallmichrath (

We will leave the registration open until 29/07/2022, 4pm unless fully booked sooner. Demand is already high, so we recommend registering as soon as the registration opens.

Registration is subject to confirmation. After a review by the NCP ERC, you will receive a binding acceptance or rejection.

The registration opening will be announced via the NCP ERC Newsletter in mid-July. We cannot accept pre-registrations.

Please feel free to contact Katharina Spannhake and Randi Wallmichrath with any questions.