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  • Budget remains indicative but is the budget which we expect to have available for the proposals submitted to this call. 1 main Funding Scheme per call. 1 panel per topic Remember, these are 10 page outline proposals – most submitters observed the maximum – those who didn’t suffered (no Impact). Implementation was not evaluated 5 experts minimum per proposal
  • Presentatie ERC informatiebijeenkomst

    1. 1. IDEAS programme European Research Council - ERC EG-Liaison, Daphne van de Sande, ERC NCP erc@egl.nl - 070-373 5250
    2. 2. FP7 7th Framework Programme for Research, Technological Development and Demonstration of the European Union <ul><li>main EU instrument for funding research </li></ul><ul><li>2007-2013 </li></ul><ul><li>50,5 billion Euro </li></ul><ul><li>cordis.europa.eu </li></ul>People Human Potential Capacities Research Capacity Cooperation Collaborative research Ideas Frontier Research
    3. 3. FP7 – structure and budget
    4. 4. IDEAS programme = European Research Council <ul><li>frontier research </li></ul><ul><li>centered around a Principal Investigator </li></ul><ul><li>no need for transnational partners </li></ul><ul><li>investigator-driven </li></ul><ul><li>flexible (designed by European Research Council, managed by Agency) </li></ul>
    5. 5. <ul><ul><li>bottom-up </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>interdisciplinary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>new or emerging fields </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ high-risk, high-gain’ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ ground-breaking ’ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>broaden scientific and technological knowledge and open new horizons </li></ul></ul>IDEAS: Frontier research
    6. 6. <ul><ul><li>Individual research teams : </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Principal Investigator (PI) - team leader </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>any nationality or age </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>additional team members </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PI’s host institution: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>EU Member State or Associated country to FP7 </li></ul></ul></ul>ERC grant schemes “Individual Research Team” concept No ‘networks’ or ‘consortia’ EU Member States Associated States PI
    7. 7. 2-10* years after PhD yearly deadlines in autumn ± 45% yearly budget Internationally recognised research leaders yearly deadlines in spring ± 55% yearly budget * Extensions are possible for specific conditions Starting Grants Advanced Grants
    8. 8. ERC Starting Grant <ul><li>PI who is creating or consolidating his/her first research team: 2-6 years / 6-10 years after PhD </li></ul><ul><li>PI at least one important publication without PhD supervisor </li></ul><ul><li>Individual research team </li></ul><ul><li>With support of a host organisation in Europe </li></ul><ul><li>Which guarantees independence of the PI </li></ul>
    9. 9. Independence of PI <ul><li>apply for funding independently </li></ul><ul><li>manage the research and the funding for the project </li></ul><ul><li>publish independently as senior author </li></ul><ul><li>supervise team members, including research students, doctoral students or others </li></ul><ul><li>access to reasonable space and facilities </li></ul><ul><li>portability </li></ul>
    10. 10. What is allowed? <ul><ul><li>up to 5 years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>up to 1,5 million Euro </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>0,5 million extra if PI returns/comes from outside Europe </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>100% funding + 20% flat rate for overheads </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>flexibile approach to changes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>including portability </li></ul></ul>This year’s call budget: appr. 530 M€
    11. 11. 3 domains - 25 panels <ul><li>Physical Sciences and Engineering </li></ul><ul><li>Life Sciences </li></ul><ul><li>Social Sciences and Humanities </li></ul><ul><li>+ </li></ul><ul><li>Interdisciplinary domain </li></ul>39% 34% 14% + 13%
    12. 12. Examples of interdisciplinary panel <ul><li>PE10: universe sciences: astro-physics/chemistry/biology, solar system, stellar, galactic and extragalactic astronomy, planetary systems, cosmology, space science, instrumentation </li></ul><ul><li>SH4: the human mind and its complexity: cognition, psychology, linguistics, philosophy and education </li></ul><ul><li>LS8: Evolutionary, population and environmental biology: evolution, ecology, animal behaviour, population biology, biodiversity, biogeography, marine biology, ecotoxicology, prokaryotic biology </li></ul>
    13. 13. How am I evaluated? <ul><li>Excellence of the PI </li></ul><ul><li>Excellence of the project </li></ul><ul><li>Research environment (including additional participants) </li></ul><ul><li>Peer review </li></ul><ul><li>Two-step evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Interview of candidates in step 2 </li></ul>
    14. 14. Evaluation criterion 1: PI <ul><li>Quality of research output / track record: </li></ul><ul><li>How well qualified is PI to conduct the project (published results in top peer review journals and similar)? </li></ul><ul><li>To what extent are publications ground-breaking, showing independent creative thinking? </li></ul><ul><li>Considering the PI’s situation, including other funding, how will the ERC StG impact on the establishment or consolidation of the PI’s independence? </li></ul>
    15. 15. Evaluation criterion 2: Research project <ul><li>Ground-breaking nature of the research: </li></ul><ul><li>Suitably ambitious objectives at the frontiers of the field? </li></ul><ul><li>Potential impact: </li></ul><ul><li>Opens up new and important horizons? </li></ul><ul><li>Will it enhance the research environment at the host and in Europe? </li></ul><ul><li>Methodology: </li></ul><ul><li>Feasible (step 1) / comprehensive and appropriate (step 2)? </li></ul><ul><li>High-risk/ high-gain balance: </li></ul><ul><li>Does it address highly novel methodologies whose risk is justified by the possibility of a major breakthrough with an impact beyond a specifica research domain/ discipline? </li></ul>
    16. 16. Evaluation criterion 3: Research environment (step 2 only) <ul><li>Contribution of research environment to project: </li></ul><ul><li>Most of the infrastructure available? Appropriate intellectual environment and support? </li></ul><ul><li>Participation of other legal entities: </li></ul><ul><li>(if relevant) What is their scientific added value? </li></ul>
    17. 17. <ul><li>Only one ERC grant per PI active at any time </li></ul><ul><li>No PI may be associated with more than one ERC application during the same year </li></ul><ul><li>Those who submitted last year: resubmission this year possible only if over threshold in step 2 of evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>From this call onward: resubmission the following year possible only if over threshold in step 1 of evaluation </li></ul>4: outstanding 3: excellent 2: very good 1: non-competitive
    18. 18. Preparing the Proposal PART A – web forms A1-A3 forms PART B1 – submitted as .pdf Section 1 Track Record of PI a. Scientific Leadership Potential 2 p. b. CV (including “funding ID”) 2 p. c. Early achievements track record 2 p. d. Extended synopsis 5 p. PART B2 – submitted as .pdf Section 2 Scientific proposal 15 p a. State of the art and objectives b. Methodology c. Resources (incl. project costs) d. Ethical issues table Section 3 Research Environment 2 p. Annexes – submitted as .pdf - Statement of support by host institution!! - PhD certificate (+ supporting documents – extend eligibility window)
    19. 19.  ERC-2010-StG – published 30 July 2009 <ul><li>Physical Sciences and Engineering (PE): 28 October 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Life Sciences (LS): 18 November 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Social Sciences and Humanities (SH): 9 December 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Single submission procedure, two-step evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic submission only </li></ul>
    20. 20. Starting Grant - what are the chances? <ul><li>FIRST CALL (330 M€ budget) </li></ul><ul><li>9167 proposals submitted, ~300 funded 3 % </li></ul><ul><li>NL (in the top 5 countries in Europe), 27 grants </li></ul><ul><li>SECOND CALL (approx. 296 M€ budget) </li></ul><ul><li>2503 proposals submitted, ~ 250 will be funded </li></ul><ul><li>~10% </li></ul>
    21. 21. Summary of main changes to previous call <ul><li>Maximum budget per project </li></ul><ul><li>Division in starting and consolidating Pis </li></ul><ul><li>Resubmission limitations are eased FROM THIS CALL ONWARDS, does not apply retroactively! </li></ul><ul><li>ERC StG should be PI’s main work load, >50% of their working time. </li></ul>
    22. 22. http://ec.europa.eu/erc Overview funded projects

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