Workshop with Yellow Research about ERC grants

Polish Academy of Sciences (PAS) invites scientists to participate in a free of charge workshop held by Yellow Research. For over 30 years Yellow Research advises how to effectively apply for European grants, including a prestigious funding from the European Research Council (ERC). Depending on the pandemic situation the meeting will take place in Warsaw or remotely.


The workshop will take place on Wednesday, the 27th of May 2020 in Warsaw (or remotely). It is organized by the Excellence in Science Department of the PAS, which actively supports scientists in applying for ERC grants.

During the workshop, the following issues will be discussed:

  • ERC objectives and evaluation criteria,
  • research proposal – what kind of ideas are expected by the ERC expects,
  • differences between parts B1 and B2 of a proposal,
  • researcher excellence – how to convincingly present PI’s achievements,
  • structure of a successful application: how to present a CV and a research project in an interesting and persuasive way.

Yellow Research trainings

The workshop will be held by an experienced trainer Lotte Jaspers, a founding partner of Yellow Research. For the past 30 years, she has gained a broad practical experience in writing successful grant applications and Intellectual Property Rights management. She has supported hundreds of scientists with their applications for national and European funding, including ERC proposals. Also, she assisted researchers while preparing for interviews in Brussels. Her support is addressed to scientists from all research areas and at every stage of the scientific carrier.

What, where, when

  • Workshop with Yellow Research: All you should know about ERC grants
  • Warsaw, Staszic Palace, Nowy Świat Street 72
  • 27th of May 2020 (Wednesday), 9.00 a.m. - 4.30 p.m.

Attention: due to the possibility of a further prolongation of the pandemic situation related to the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, the workshop with Yellow Research might be held only remotely. Since we are not able to predict what the situation will be at the end of May, participants will be informed about the form of the workshop maximum 2 weeks prior to the meeting. All information will be sent in a separate e-mail. Other details regarding the selection of candidates remain unchanged.

  • Number of participants: 120
  • Participants: scientists representing all research areas, who are planning to apply for the ERC grants
  • Participation in the training is free of charge (the cost of a similar commercial training is around 600-800 EUR)
  • Language: English
  • Materials for the workshop are provided by Yellow Research
  • Agenda


Online registration is mandatory. It closes on Tuesday, the 5th of May 2020 at 12.00. We reserve the right to select candidates based on the information presented in the submission form. A confirmation email with further details will be sent to the participants by Tuesday, the 12th of May 2020.

Attention: We ask you to prepare your submission wisely. If for some reason you cannot attend the meeting, please cancel your reservation by sending an e-mail to Your place can be offered to someone else. Participants, who had not cancelled their reservation, would not be accepted to the next three events organised by Excellence in Science Department of the PAS.

If you have any queries regarding the event, please do not hesitate to email us at

Source: Polish Academy of Sciences