ERC workshop for Humanities and Social Sciences in Vienna

How to write a winning ERC grant application? The Polish Academy of Sciences and the Vienna Institute of Human Sciences invite you for a free training. This offer is addressed to researchers representing the humanities and social sciences. Organizers will cover travel and accommodation costs in Austria. Registration open till October 27.


The ERC Mentoring Initiative workshop will start on November 22 and will end on November 23 in Vienna. It will be led by experts, who have served as members of ERC evaluation panels, or who have won ERC grants themselves. Participants will learn how to prepare a winning application. They will also be able to consult their research idea. The meeting will be conducted in English and will provide a great opportunity to meet researchers from various countries and build strong and valuable relationships.

The workshop is addressed to researchers who plan to apply for ERC grants in upcoming competitions:

  • Starting Grants (2-7 years of research experience since completion of PhD)
  • Consolidator Grants (7-12 years of research experience since completion of PhD)

How to register?

Applications will be accepted until October 27. There are only 5 places available, so it's worth refining your application. We will assess the scientific achievements and the quality of project proposal.

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 The following criteria will be used:

  • quality of scientific publications,
  • monographs,
  • mobility and international cooperation,
  • obtained grants,
  • active participation in domestic and foreign conferences,
  • groundbreaking research ideas.

Pre-qualified candidates will be asked to send an extended description of the research project.

Workshop organizers

ERS Workshop is organized by the Polish Academy of Sciences and the Vienna Institute of Human Sciences (Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen). The event is supported by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education. For more information, please contact the PAS Excellence in Science Department, either by e-mail or phone +48 22 182 60 80.

ERC grants

The European Research Council (ERC) was lunched 2007. Its goal is to support the best researchers, engineers and scholars. The ERC Scientific Council is composed of 22 distinguished scientists and scholars representing the European scientific community.

Prestigious ERC grants support pioneering research based in the European Union. The motto of the program is "high risk - high gain", and the sole criterion for evaluating ERC proposals is scientific excellence. The grants amount to up to 3.5 million euros per grant.

Source of information: Polish Academy of Sciences