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Support for ERC applications

BOA team help for your ERC application and project

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Faculties and departments who wish to support a group of selected researchers are welcome to contact the UiB Local Contact Point (LCP) Katie Anders for more information. 

ERC applicants are supported both from their local research support services, and through the centrally organised BOA-team.  

Application phase

  • Advice on how to optimise your CV and Track record for ERC
  • Checking the candidate´s elligibility window (e.g. PhD date, parental leaves, doctorates like MD, etc.)
  • Strategy: Discussion of the applicant´s project idea, the evaluation panel of choice and proof reading of the proposal (depending on capacity, please contact us early)
  • Establishing contact with other academics who could help to shape the idea further (if needed and if we can find them) /information about UiBs ERC mentoring scheme
  • Information about writing courses, info seminars and / or reading days
  • Facilitate contact to external consultants and/or the National Contact Point for ERC if needed
  • A progress plan towards submission with critical points in time
  • Feedback on your budget/ the resources chapter and its presentation in the online forms of the proposal
  • Help with questions related to HR (e.g. how long can a post doc join, who can be on my team, etc.)
  • Uploading of your host support letter NB: this requires written consent from the head of department
  • Generic help with ethical issues and their discussion in the online forms of the proposal
  • Guidance to improve your personal webpage and digital profile on pages like Research Gate

Interview support

  • Support for the interview with the ERC: presentation trainings, mock interview with peers

Follow-up if rejected

  • Discussion of the Evaluation Summary Report
  • Plans for the future, including resubmission

Contract phase

  • Grant negotiation

Project management

  • Project start up meetings with departments, faculties, PIs
  • Help with questions related to reporting