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
Researchers from the University of Bern or Inselspital
This workshop is free of charge but registration is compulsory.