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ERC Starting Grants 2019 - Information Session

ERC Starting Grant 2019: Grant-holders' Perspectives

This information session will provide an overview of the European Research Council's (ERC) Starting Grant scheme. Prospective applicants will have the opportunity to draw on the expertise of colleagues from the arts, humanities and social sciences already involved in the scheme:

  • Dr Christopher Clarke, awarded an ERC Starting Grant in 2016 to fund the project 'Qualitative and Quantitative Social Science: Unifying the Logic of Causal Inference?'
  • Professor Simon Goldhill, Director of CRASSH, who recently held an ERC Advanced Grant for the project 'Bible and Antiquity in 19th-Century Culture' and who has served on ERC Evaluation Panels for Starting Grants.

The session will address questions including: How do you go about applying to the scheme? What are the key things to bear in mind when crafting your application? What makes a successful application? What are ERC evaluators looking for?

The session will be from 10am to noon on Tuesday 31st July 2018 in Meeting Room B, First Floor, 17 Mill Lane (please enter via the blue door). Tea and coffee will be available.

If you are interested in attending the information session please register below.

For any questions regarding the scheme or session please contact Dr Matt Hann ().

Applicant Principal Investigators can be based in any discipline and the ERC encourages proposals of an interdisciplinary nature that cross the boundaries between different fields of research and include new, unconventional and innovative approaches. The scheme operates without predetermined thematic priorities and has no requirements for international collaboration. The sole criterion is the excellence of both the applicant and project. The scheme offers up to €1.5m in funding over 5 years. The call will be formally announced in August, with a deadline (to be confirmed) in October. Please note that the University's Research Operations Office will require the full proposal, including budget, to be submitted to them five working days before the deadline for checking.

For more information, please see the Cambridge AHSS webpages on ERC grants (Raven access only)

Access full call information on the EC Participant Portal including the Information for Applicants to the Starting and Consolidator Grant 2017 Calls (the 2018 version is expected to be issued soon) and the Frequently Asked Questions -FAQs. See also the ERC Work Programme 2017.

Prospective applicants are advised to speak with their Faculties/Departments as soon as possible if they wish to apply. To be eligible for an ERC Starting Grant, you must have been awarded your (first) PhD ≥ 2 and ≤ 7 years prior to 1 January 2019 (that is, between 1 January 2012 and 1 January 2017 (inclusive), although there are extensions to this window in the event of military service, maternity leave or long-term leave on health grounds.

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