Competitive ERC grant proposals need to be written at an exceptionally high level and communicate your scientific ideas and intentions in a manner that is clear, logical, to-the-point, convincing and easy to read. The proposal must also address all key selection criteria.
Our ERC grant services have been specifically designed for top/leading researchers who are at the level of submitting a competitive ERC proposal (ERC Starting, ERC Consolidator, or ERC Advanced), and include:
- Benchmarking/self assessment and trajectory setting for applicants wishing to submit an ERC grant in the coming few years.
- Strategic consulting and planning advice during the preparation phase.
- Critical support and in-depth review of drafts, including CV and Track Record.
- Substantive editing of the proposal (consistency, flow, tone of voice).
We (generally) work with applicants at the beginning of the writing processs, providing advice and support so as to faciliate a strong foundation for the candidate to then start writing. At the commencement of all projects we also work with candidates to create a timeline for sending drafts for review (both to us and to the candidate’s scientific colleagues), thus ensuring that the candidate runs minimal risk of not completing their proposal by the deadline.
Our draft review process is characterized by first breaking up proposals into manageable sections, prior to the creation of a first full draft. Our feedback on drafts is in-depth, direct and to the point, and should we identify weaknesses in a proposal, we will always work at providing the applicant with suggestions and/or options as to how the weakness can be remedied.
For any researchers who would like to know more about our ERC grant support services, please contact us directly and we will be happy to provide more in-depth information.