Applying for an ERC Grant: Perspectives from Grantees and Evaluators

    16/11/2020 - 10:00
    United States, (Virtual)
    16/11/2020 - 11:00
    EURAXESS North America

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EURAXESS North America invites you to a webinar for researchers of all nationalities focused on grants from the European Research Council as part of a global virtual series on ERC grants. You will hear from a grantee and evaluator who will give advice on how to apply to an ERC grant to potential applicants based outside Europe. Speakers will then engage in a Q&A session with the audience.


We remind attendees that the ERC operates according to a "curiosity-driven," or "bottom-up" approach, allowing researchers to identify new opportunities in any field of research. Accordingly, the portfolio of ERC-funded projects spans a wide range of topics and research questions. In this webinar, the grantee speaker is a sociologist who applied to the Social Sciences and Humanities domain in panel SH3 (sociology, social psychology, social anthropology, education sciences, communication studies), a fact worth noting to potential applicants who may assume that the grants may only be for the hard sciences. If you are curious about past funded projects and the research fields, please use this tool to search according to custom criteria.


Registrants can also view our recent webinar on ERC grants to further familiarize themselves with the funding scheme. Watch the previous presentation, review the speaker slideshows, and sign up now for the new session to complement the previous webinar's information with a grantee's perspective and prepare for the 2021 calls.


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The webinar will take place on Monday, November 16th, 2020 at 10:00 AM Eastern Time / 4:00 PM Central European Time. Convert to your local time zone here.





Dr. Ray Siemens is Distinguished Professor in the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Victoria, Canada, in English and Computer Science, and past Canada Research Chair in Humanities Computing; in 2019, he was also Leverhulme Visiting Professor at U Loughborough and, 2019-22 Global Innovation Chair in Digital Humanities in the Centre for 21st Century Humanities at U Newcastle. He is founding editor of the electronic scholarly journal Early Modern Literary Studies. He directs the Implementing New Knowledge Environments project, the Digital Humanities Summer Institute, and the Electronic Textual Cultures Lab, recently serving as a member of governing council for the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada, as Vice President / Director of the Canadian Federation of the Humanities and Social Sciences (for Research Dissemination), Chair of the MLA Committee on Scholarly Editions, and Chair of the international Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations. In 2019, he served as Consolidator grant panel chair, SH5: Cultures and Cultural Production.


Dr. Anne-Marie Jeannet is associate professor of sociology at the University of Milan and a research affiliate of the Dondena Centre for Social Dynamics and Public Policy (Bocconi University) and the Migration Policy Centre (EUI). She studies how changes in the social structure, such as deindustrialization or immigration, alter political life. She is particularly interested in how the public perceives these social phenomena and the role of the socio-political context in shaping the public’s response to these occurrences. Anne-Marie is currently the principal investigator of "Deindustrializing Societies and the Political Consequences" (DESPO), a project funded by an ERC Starting Grant (2020-2025). Her research has also previously been funded by the Regional Studies Association and the Swiss National Science Foundation.