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Interview training for the ERC 2023 Starting Grant

The Swedish Research Council is organising a workshop series for European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant step 2 candidates to obtain advice and inspiration for the interview with the ERC panel. Administrative staff at Swedish universities who work with research support for ERC applicants are also welcome to participate.

Date

2 - 8 May 2023

Times

2 May, kl. 14.00–17.00
3 May, kl. 9.00–11.30
8 May, kl. 9.00–11.30

Place

Digital meeting via Zoom. The link will be sent shortly before the workshop. Only part of the presentation on 2 May will be recorded.

Registration

Registration is open until the day before each interview training workshop.

The workshops will be held in English.

This ERC interview training workshops are aimed at researchers applying with Swedish host institutions who have applied for an ERC Starting Grant and have progressed to step 2 of the evaluation processes.

The workshop series aim to prepare candidates for the interview with the ERC panel. The candidates will have the opportunity to meet and obtain information from previous ERC Starting Grant recipients and evaluators and to practice their presentation technique with a professional coach.

2 May, kl. 14.00–17.00 – communication training

Hands on training on how to present effectively via video chat and how to answer tough interview questions. Presenter is Anders Sahlman, communication coach and trainer.

3 May, kl. 9.00–11.30 – ERC StG experiences

Opportunity to meet researchers with experiences from ERC interviews, as well as researchers with experiences from ERC review panel evaluations.

  • André Mateus, Umeå University, StG Grantee 2022 (Life Sciences)
  • Christine Howes Göteborg University, StG Grantee 2022 (Social Sciences and Humanities)
  • Gustaf Gredebäck, Uppsala University, StG Panel reviewer 2022 (Social Sciences and Humanities)
  • Fredrik Ronqvist, The Swedish Museum of Natural History, StG panel 2022 (Physical Sciences and Engineering)

8 May, kl. 9.00–11.30 – ERC StG experiences

Opportunity to meet researchers with experiences from ERC interviews, as well as researchers with experiences from ERC review panel evaluations.

  • David Marlevi, Karolinska Institutet, StG Grantee 2022 (Life Sciences)
  • Birgit Wild, Stockholm University, StG Grantee 2021 (Physical Sciences and Engineering)
  • Agneta Nordberg, Karolinska Institutet, StG Panel 2022 (Life Sciences)

You can attend all three workshops if you want. There will also be an offer to sign up for individual training with the professional coach after this workshop series.

Only part of the presentation on 2 May will be recorded.

Please note: If you are a researcher that are interested to apply for an ERC Starting Grant in WP2024, you are welcome to our ERC Starting Grant information webinar on 24 May.

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