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Join the CERCLe-ERC Masterclasses 2024!

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06/06/2024

Register for the support events organised by the ERC Club “CERCLe” (Aix Marseille University and partners CNRS, Inserm, IRD, CEA and Ecole Centrale) for the ERC Starting and Consolidator Grant 2025 calls

As part of the CERCle-MER support, three events for applicants from Aix Marseille Region wishing to apply to the ERC Starting and Consolidator Grant 2025 calls are organised on June 20, July 05 and September 13, 2024Participants do not need to be currently employed by a research organisation in the Aix Marseille Region but must apply to be hosted in one of its research institutes.

ERC Starting Grant calls 2025 target researchers who have successfully defended their first PhD between 1 January 2018 and 31 December 2022 (inclusive).[1]

ERC Consolidator Grant calls 2025 target researchers who have successfully defended their first PhD between 1 January 2013 and 31 December 2017 (inclusive).[1]

[1] Please note the eligibility periods can be extended beyond 7 and 12 years for certain situations. More information can be found in the ERC work programme.

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FIRST EVENT - ONLINE INFORMATION SESSION
 

The objective of this session will be to provide an introduction of the ERC Starting and Consolidator Grant 2025 rules, statistics and recommendations, along with an overview of the evaluation criteria, submission process, and ERC panels. The session will include sharing of experience from previous laureate(s) and panel member(s), pending availability. A Q&A time will be an opportunity for you to benefit from advice from different stakeholders and to ask any questions you may have.

  • What: Information session
  • When: BOLD June 20 2024, 14h00-15h30 CEST (Paris time)
  • Speakers: MER EU grants office staff & laureates/members of panels from Aix Marseille 
  • Target audience: Applicants and prospective applicants aiming to apply or engage in an application with a research institute in the Aix Marseille Region
  • Where: Online, registration mandatory : https://forms.gle/jk9KRFhzehMHPFRA9
  • Language: English

    The final programme and link for the online information session will be sent to all registered participants a few days before the session.

 

SECOND EVENT - ERC MASTERCLASS

In-person workshop showing the mechanics of writing an ERC project and the difference with other project types. Guided exercises with several project examples will bring out the elements that respond to the evaluation criteria. The session includes a panel discussion and a project pitch session with leading scientists from the Aix Marseille Region with experience in the ERC. The workshop also has training sessions on topics such as general structure of an application, evaluation process, budget, and CV, conducted by experts from the French NCP and MER.

  • What: ERC Masterclass
  • When: BOLD 05 July 2024, 09h00-17h00
  • Speakers: Coordinator of ERC National Contact Point (NCP) in France, Pascale Massiani, PhD; laureates/members of panels from Aix Marseille; with support from MER staff, J. Boavida, PhD, A. Wahl, PhD, A. Novello, PhD
  • Target audience: Applicants and prospective applicants engaged in an ERC application process for the 2025 or 2026 calls for Starting and Consolidator
  • Where: MER, Campus Centre, downtown Marseille, France
  • Language: English and French
  • Requirements: Participants must be engaged in an ERC Starting or Consolidator proposal preparation for an upcoming call
  • Number of places: Maximum 10 participants, registration mandatory 
  • Selection: Based on pre-requirement conditions and eligibility to the call, number of places and registered participants, if need be, balance of disciplines, diversity aspects (equal opportunities), etc.

 

THIRD EVENT - WRITING WORKSHOP

In-person writing workshop where participants bring their own project proposals and ideas and learn to structure them in line with the ERC grant types.

  • What: BOLD In-person grant writing workshop
  • When: BOLD 13 September 2024, 09h00-17h00
  • Trainer: D. Karlin, PhD, external consultant
  • Target audience: Applicants and prospective applicants engaged in an ERC application process for the 2025 or 2026 calls for Starting and Consolidator
  • Where: MER, Campus Centre, downtown Marseille, France
  • Language: English and French
  • Requirements: Participants are required to have a well drafted idea and proposal, to be engaged in an application process to an ERC Starting or Consolidator upcoming call, to be eligible to that call, and to have sent the required written documents to the trainer a few weeks before the workshop (eg, abstract, key words…)
  • Number of places: Maximum 8 participants, registration mandatory (see below)
  • Selection: Based on pre-requirement conditions and eligibility to the call, number of places and registered participants, if need be, balance of disciplines, diversity aspects (equal opportunities), etc.

 

At Aix Marseille, extensive grant preparation support is offered by specialized staff at the Mission Europe pour la Recherche (MER), the newly established EU grants office for Aix Marseille University, CNRS, Inserm and IRD, together with the ERC National Contact Point.

These events are organised as part on the CERCLe, to support ERC applicants wanting to apply to one of our research institutes.

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Registration is free but mandatory. Please note that the events are reserved for researchers and teaching scientists within Aix Marseille Region.

Further information will be asked to workshop registrations.

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