Interview Trainings Consolidator Grants

Eine Glühbirne, in der ein grünes Blatt wächst

Foto Getty Images

The interview trainings of the ERC NCP address applicants for ERC Consolidator Grants (CoG) who have been invited to the CoG 2018 interviews in Brussels by the ERC Executive Agency .

The trainings will give applicants the opportunity to practise their interview and receive individual feedback from a professional rhetoric coach. A successful grantee from the previous year will share his or her experience with the participants. This will be complemented by information from the ERC NCP.

Trainings are dedicated to applicants with German Host Institutions and will be held in English.

Should you have registered for a training of another organization, we would kindly ask you to cede your place to another candidate who does not have this opportunity.

All trainings are free of charge. The trainings are identical and focus on a particular domain. Candidates may register and participate in one training only.

Please note that an invitation to the interview in Brussels is required for registration. We will notify candidates for the relevant domains in order of registration.


Consolidator Grants 2018

Please select your preferred training date in the appropriate domain. Should the training be already fully booked, you may register for the waiting list.

Social Sciences & Humanities (SSH):

  • Bonn, Wednesday, 29 August 2018 (registration closed)

Life Sciences (LS):

  • Berlin, Monday, 20 August 2018 (fully booked)
  • Berlin, Tuesday, 28 August 2018 (fully booked)

Physical Sciences & Engineering (PE):

  • Berlin, Wednesday, 22 August 2018 (fully booked)
  • Bonn, Friday, 24 August 2018 (registration closed)

All domains:

  • Bonn, Monday, 27 August 2018 (registration closed)

As a pilot initiative, the NCP ERC is offering on Thursday, 30 August 2018, for the first time a special training in Bonn, which focuses on self-presentation and includes modules on personality, introversion, status communication as well as awareness raising on potential diversity and gender bias. It is specifically designed for candidates who want to work on matters of self-confidence and personality. After your registration, you will receive an email with further information. In order to create a successful training, we kindly ask you for your motivation and personal experience in advance.

All information/ data will be handled strictly confidentially.

Register here

Further information:

Please note that EuroConsult is offering an additional interview training for candidates from Northrhine-Westfalia on 6 September 2018 in Bonn. If this is of interest to you, please contact Ms Ulrike Pag (


  • Berlin: DLR Projektträger, Grenanderhaus, Rosa-Luxemburg-Straße 2, 10178 Berlin (directions)
  • Bonn: Kooperationsstelle EU der Wissenschaftsorganisationen (KoWi), Genscherallee 2 (formerly Walter-Flex-Straße 2), 53113 Bonn (directions)