Personal Grants

Support ERC@UT

UT researchers considering an ERC application can count on professional assistance throughout preparation. Aside from the formal info and training moments (see below), candidates can expect support at different levels of preparation.


This year's info session took place on April 12, in preparation to the upcoming ERC calls. ERC National Contact Point Doenja Koppejan (RVO) informed on the type of grants, eligibility criteria and evaluation process; complementing this information, Sonia Garcia Blanco (ERC-Consolidator Grant 2014) shared her personal experience during proposal preparation.


ERC grants: the rules of the game

Conditions of participation, including eligibility and evaluation criteria. “Go/ no-go” considerations for an ERC application: PI's profile and research idea.

Tips and tricks for a successful application

Aspects considered key for getting an ERC grant: UT ERC laureate shared experience in the first person.


For those wishing to apply for the ERC 2019 calls, the info session precedes an intensive ERC Masterclass provided by the EU-Office and the UT's Centre for Training and Development. This training is designed to go deep into proposal preparation (including working on research idea and CV), for those committed to applying in the coming ERC calls. Please check out the Centre for Training and Development's website for more information on the Masterclass.

The next ERC Masterclass is scheduled for June 21. Please register to assure a place.


On June 20 (12:00-15:00), UT colleagues preparing an ERC Advanced Grant application will have the opportunity to deepen their knowledge about the programme, address specific questions and discuss with ERC experienced colleagues. The workshop is co-organised by the Centre for Training and Development and the EU-Office.

To assure a place, please email the