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Interview training for the ERC 2023 Consolidator Grant

The Swedish Research Council is organising a workshop serie for European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator grant (CoG) candidates to obtain advice and inspiration for ERC CoG interviews. The interview training workshops are aimed at researchers who have progressed to step 2 of the evaluation process. Administrative staff at Swedish universities who work with research support for ERC applicants are also welcome to participate.

Date

22 - 30 August 2023

Place

Digital meeting via Zoom. The link will be sent shortly before the workshop.

Time

22 August, kl. 13.00–15.00 ERC experiences

24 August, kl. 13.00–16.00 Communication training

30 August, kl. 13.00–15.30 ERC experiences

Registration

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

The workshops will be held in English.

The Swedish Research Council supports researchers who apply for grants from the European Research Council, ERC, in various ways. The workshop serie aim to prepare candidates with Swedish universities as host institutions for the interview with the ERC panel.

The candidates will have the opportunity to meet and obtain information from previous ERC CoG recipients and to practice their presentation technique with a professional coach.

22 August, kl. 13.00–15.00 ERC CoG experiences

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

  • Annica Lang, Chalmers, CoG-2022 Grantee (Physical Sciences and Engineering))
  • Shervin Bagheri, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, CoG-2022 Grantee (Physical Sciences and Engineering)
  • Francesca Chodi, Karolinska Institutet, CoG Panel reviewer 2022, (Life Sciences)
  • Ingela Nilsson, Uppsala University, CoG Panel reviewer 2022, (Social Sciences and Humanities)

24 August, kl. 13.00–16.00 Communication training

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

30 August, kl. 13.00–15.30 ERC CoG experiences

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

  • Simon Elsässer, Karolinska Institutet, CoG-2022 Grantee (Life Sciences)
  • Fredrik Thomasson, Uppsala University, CoG-2021 Grantee (Social Sciences and Humanities)
  • Magnus Jonsson, Linköping University, CoG-2022 Grantee (Physical Sciences and Engineering))
  • Karl-Henrik Johansson, KTH Royal Institute of Technology CoG Panel reviewer 2022, (Physical Sciences and Engineering)

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 24 August will be recorded.

Please note that the workshops are only aimed at researchers who have progressed to step 2 of the evaluation process of ERC's call for Consolidator Grant. Researchers who are interested in applying for a grant from the ERC can find current calls for proposals on the ERC website. External link.

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