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    Winning an ERC Grant as an early-career researcher

    Profile needed for a successful future application

    29-06-2018, 13:00–15:00 in Bern
    Event is fully booked


    This event aims to brief early-career researchers on critical career steps to take in order to become successful future European Research Council (ERC) applicants. It is open to early-career researchers (from advanced doctoral students up to assistant professors) based at the University of Bern or Inselspital. The event is targeted at those who are interested in submitting an ERC application in the future.

    The prestigious ERC funds ground-breaking frontier research projects across all fields of science and is a stepping stone to a successful academic career. Starting and Consolidator Grants target promising scientists (PhD > 2 and ≤ 12 years) who have already produced excellent supervised work and are ready to work independently or want to consolidate their independence to become a research leader.

    Following an introductory session about the evaluation criteria of an ERC grant, the event will include a panel discussion with successful ERC grantees, ERC panel members and evaluators:

    - Prof. Natalie Banerji (ERC StG) - Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
    - Prof. Beate Fricke (ERC CoG and evaluator) - Institut für Kunstgeschichte
    - Prof. Kevin Heng (ERC CoG and evaluator) - Center for Space and Habitability
    - Prof. Cris Kuhlemeier (ERC AdG) - Institute of Plant Sciences
    - Prof. Andrew Macpherson (ERC AdG and panel member) - Department for BioMedical Research
    - Prof. Volker Thiel (ERC panel member) - Institute of Virology and Immunology


    13:00–13:10 Welcome and Introduction
    Grants Office, University of Bern
    13:10–13:30 ERC Evaluation Criteria
    Véronique Sordet - National Contact Point ERC, Euresearch Network Office
    13:30–14:30 Panel Discussion: Steps needed for a successful future application
    Moderator: Maddelena Tognola - Head of Grants Office
    14:30–15:00 Networking Coffee


    University of Bern, Unitobler
    Floor U1, Room F-121
    Lerchenweg 36
    3012 Bern

    Targeted Audience

    Researchers from the University of Bern or Inselspital


    This workshop is free of charge but registration is compulsory.

    29-06-2018, 13:00–15:00 in Bern
    Event is fully booked

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    Contact Information / Organiser

    Euresearch Office University of Bern
    Tel.: +41 31 631 52 72

    Grants Office, University of Bern
    Tel.: +41 31 631 52 72

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