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Oversubscription is formed when the supply outgrows the demand. Horizon 2020 suffers from significant oversubscription in most areas, which results in poor success rates. It discourages many from applying, as they believe that due to oversubscription they do not stand a fair chance. There are…

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General The on-line webinars are part of our overall training framework, and they serve as an introduction to ERC and Horizon 2020. As such, these webinars are targeting anyone who is new to ERC and/or Horizon 2020.  Below you can find the schedule for the…

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FET-Open supports early-stage science and technology research and innovation ideas towards radically new future technologies in all disciplines. That’s nice, right?  But with a success rate of less than 1.5% – exactly how open is FET-Open? Since FET-Open is a bottom-up scheme that applies to…

Posted by Yoram Bar-Zeev in FET, Our blog Read More

Indeed, FET-Open is an extremely competitive program. For example, in the September 2015 cutoff, about 800 (technically) eligible proposals were submitted, while only 11 were selected for funding. This means a 1.4% success rate. But is it indeed impossible to succeed in FET-Open? Is it…

Posted by Yasmin Wachs in FET, Our blog Read More

The days before an ERC deadline can be hectic and the electronic submission system is not as intuitive and friendly as one may expect. In this post you will find a list of typical “last minute” technical mistakes to avoid, based on our experience. Project…

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ERC is Europe’s most prestigious research grant, supporting excellent researchers in carrying out ground-breaking, high-risk, high-gain, frontier research projects. When a researcher applies for an ERC grant – whether Starting, Consolidator or Advanced funding schemes – it is important to adjust the proposal to the…

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