In its capacity as UK National Contact Point (NCP) for the European Research Council (ERC), the UK Research Office, in partnership with institutions across the UK, will hold a series of information and proposal writing events for researchers, who are based in or moving to the UK, and are interested in applying for the ERC Starting Grants.
One of the events will be held in Manchester.
The events will be held at:
• University of Manchester, Wednesday 7th September 2011
• London School of Economics, Thursday 8th September 2011
• University of Edinburgh, Friday 16th September 2011
• London School of Economics, Wednesday 21st September 2011
Please note that, to be eligible for the ERC-2012-StG call, the Principal Investigator (PI) must be 2 to 12 years after the completion of their PhD, which can be extended up to 16.5 years in certain (strict) cases.
The aim of each session is to provide participants with an overview of the ERC in the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7), focusing on the Starting Grant scheme. The ERC-2012-StG Starting Grant Call opened on 20 July 2011, with deadlines in autumn 2011. Participants should gain a deeper understanding of the proposal format and the key issues they are required to address in planning, writing and costing a Starting Grant proposal.
Attendance will be free of charge, thanks to the support from the organisations hosting the events. Details of how to register can be found here- http://www.ukro.ac.uk/erc/events/Pages/1109_stg_events.aspx