Interview Preparation

A quality presentation to an evaluation panel for an ERC or Dutch NWO research grant application needs to communicate your scientific ideas/intentions in a manner that is clear, to-the-point, convincing and easy to understand. The presentation must also address the judging criteria.

During the interview session you also need to be at ease as well as fully prepared in answering all questions directed at you by a broad interview panel. You must speak clearly and convincingly in a manner that both experts and non-experts can understand.

We offer professional ERC and NWO Grant interview coaching/training to both locally situated and long distance researchers who have been invited to interview. We also offer support to teams of PIs.

Our in-depth and focussed coaching/training includes:

- Strategic advice and assistance in the development of presentation content, and in-depth preparation for the question and answer component of the interview.
- Critical review and feedback on the presentation delivery (identification of potential weaknesses/advice on how to remedy them).
- Practice sessions.
- Presentation, communication and interview skills coaching.

For any researchers who would like to know more about our Interview services, please contact us directly and we will be happy to provide more in-depth information.