Event

Interview training for the ERC Consolidator Grant

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

Date

26 August 2024 - 9 September 2024

Time

26 August, kl. 13.00–16.00
27 August, kl. 13.00–15.30
9 September, kl. 13.00–15.30

Place

Digital meeting via Zoom. The link will be sent shortly before the workshop. Only part of the presentation on 26 August 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 Consolidator 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 Consolidator Grant recipients and evaluators and to practice their presentation technique with a professional coach.

26 August, kl. 13.00–16.00 – 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.

27 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.

  • Pauliina Damdimopoulou, Karolinska Institutet, CoG Grantee 2023 (Life Sciences)
  • Karl Börjesson, University of Gothenburg, CoG Grantee 2023 (Physical Sciences and Engineering)
  • Arne Östman, Karolinska Institutet, CoG Panel 2023 (Life Sciences)

9 September, 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.

  • Gaetano Sardina, Chalmers, CoG Grantee 2023 (Physical Sciences and Engineering)
  • Sabina Cehajic-Clancy, Stockholm University, CoG Grantee 2023 (Social Sciences and Humanities)
  • Lars-Erik Wernersson, Lund University, CoG Panel 2023 (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 26 August will be recorded.

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