On the 3rd of June 2024, between 14:00-16:00 hrs (CET), the Young Academy of Europe (YAE) in collaboration with the Academia Europaea (AE) Budapest Knowledge Hub will host an online event on Zoom for researchers from all around the world who would be interested in applying to the next round of the European Research Council’s (ERC) Starting Grant (StG). One of the main missions of this event series is to promote widening participation to researchers from EU13 and Associated Countries.

The online event will include two parts. First, a plenary information session with welcoming words from Prof. László Lovász (ERC Scientific Council member), Péter Hegyi (Academic Director, Academia Europaea Budapest Knowledge Hub) and Katalin Solymosi (Chair, Young Academy of Europe), followed by a presentation by Maria Leptin (President of ERC) about the why and what of the ERC’s recent changes to the evaluation of research proposals, and a talk by Angela Liberatore (Head of the Scientific Management Department at ERC Executive Agency) about the implementation of the recently introduced changes in the grant evaluation procedures. The presentations will be followed by a Q&A to be moderated by Scott Bremer (Vice-Chair, Young Academy of Europe).

The second part of the event will include three parallel sessions by domain, each featuring current YAE members who have recently secured an ERC StG and who will share their pieces of advice about grant proposal writing and oral interview preparation with the audience of the domain-specific break-out rooms: Physical Sciences & Engineering (PE), Life Sciences (LS), and Social Sciences & Humanities (SH).

Programme

Registration is available here. By registering for this event, you agree to the event being recorded on Zoom. Please note, that we are not sending separate confirmation about the registration, but will send the Zoom link to registered participants via email few days before the event. The registration form collects your data with the only aim to manage the registrations for the attendance at the webinar. By registering you consent to YAE’s Privacy Policy and Data Protection Policy as described here.