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The EC requires that in every Horizon 2020 collaborative project, one of the consortium partners will be assigned as the official project coordinator. According to the official EC grant agreement, the project coordinator is defined as a regular beneficiary to the project that holds extra…

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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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ERC is looking for high-risk, high-gain, investigator and hypothesis-driven projects. In this article we will focus on the ‘hypothesis-driven’ attribute of ERC. Our experience shows that the ‘hypothesis-driven’ requirement happens to be more challenging than expected. There are various forms of this phenomenon, to name…

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Following the deadline of the ERC 2017 Starting Grant, we would like to highlight and share some of the lessons learnt. We have noticed a reoccurring misunderstanding regarding the nature of ERC, especially when compared to other national grants. This misunderstanding was evident in about…

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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…

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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…

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ERC applicants usually wonder about who will be the ERC panel members that will evaluate and handle their ERC application. Having this information may assist you in better targeting your application to this expected audience of scholars. You can learn about their work and may…

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