The UK Research Office (UKRO) acts as the UK’s national contact point for the EC’s Advanced Investigator Grants scheme. Among other things, UKRO runs regular information sessions on writing ERC Advanced Grant proposals.
The message below from UKRO gives upcoming dates for these sessions as well as further information on the scheme. Please note that any bookings must be made via UKRO, not the University of Lincoln Research Office:
In its capacity as UK National Contact Point (NCP) for the European Research Council (ERC), the UK Research Office, in partnership with institutions from across the UK, is holding a series of information events for researchers who are based in or moving to the UK and are interested in applying for the ERC Advanced Grants. The sessions will be of particular interest to UK-based researchers planning to submit a proposal for the Advanced Grants.
Places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis and the events will take place at:
- University of Nottingham, Friday 26th November 2010
- London School of Economics, Friday 3rd December 2010
- London School of Economics, Wednesday 8th December 2010
- University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Thursday 9th December 2010
ERC Advanced Grants
This scheme aims to encourage and support excellent, innovative research projects which are initiated and led by established top research leaders. It targets active researchers who have already established themselves as being scientifically independent and world-class leaders in their own right. ERC Advanced Grants provide an opportunity to established scientists and scholars to pursue frontier research of their choice. Applicants for Advanced Grants are expected to be active researchers who have a track record of significant research achievements in the last 10 years. The fourth Advanced Grants call (ERC-2011-AdG) was published on 4 November 2010, with deadlines in Spring 2011.
Aim of each session
The aim of each session is to provide participants with an overview of the ERC in the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7), focusing on the Advanced Grants scheme. Participants should gain a deeper understanding of the proposal format and the key issues they are required to address in planning, writing and costing an Advanced Grant proposal. Attendance will be free of charge, thanks to the support from the organisations hosting the events.
More information can be found on our website (where registration is also available) at: http://www.ukro.ac.uk/erc/events_ukro/events.htm.