ERC Starting Grant mentoring #

3rd June, 14.00 - 16.00 CEST, online event

The Budapest Knowledge Hub, in collaboration with the Young Academy of Europe (YAE), is organising a ERC Starting Grant mentoring session. The webinar will be opened by ERC President, Maria Leptin.


On the 3rd of June 2024, between 14:00-16:00 hrs (CET), the Young Academy of Europe (YAE) in collaboration with the Academia Europaea Budapest Knowledge Hub will host an online event on Zoom for researchers from all around the world who would be interested in applying to the next round of the European Research Council’s (ERC) Starting Grant (StG). One of the main missions of this event series is to promote widening participation to researchers from EU13 and Associated Countries.

The online event will include two parts. First, a plenary information session with welcoming words from Prof. László Lovász (ERC Scientific Council member), Péter Hegyi (Academic Director, Academia Europaea Budapest Knowledge Hub) and Katalin Solymosi (Chair, Young Academy of Europe), followed by a presentation by Maria Leptin (President of ERC) about the why and what of the ERC’s recent changes to the evaluation of research proposals, and a talk by Angela Liberatore (Head of the Scientific Management Department at ERC Executive Agency) about the implementation of the recently introduced changes in the grant evaluation procedures. The presentations will be followed by a Q&A to be moderated by Scott Bremer (Vice-Chair, Young Academy of Europe).

The second part of the event will include three parallel sessions by domain, each featuring current YAE members who have recently secured an ERC StG and who will share their pieces of advice about grant proposal writing and oral interview preparation with the audience of the domain-specific break-out rooms: Physical Sciences & Engineering (PE), Life Sciences (LS), and Social Sciences & Humanities (SH).

Plenary part:#

14:00-14:10 Opening – László Lovász (ERC Scientific Council Member)

Péter Hegyi (Academic Director, AE Budapest Hub)
Katalin Solymosi (Chair, YAE)

14:10-14:25 Maria Leptin (President, ERC): The why and what of the ERC’s recent changes to the evaluation of research proposals

14:25-14:35 Q & A

14:35-14:50 Angela Liberatore (Head of the Scientific Management Department at ERCEA): Implementing the novelties in ERC evaluations

14:50-15:00 Q & A

Moderator: Scott Bremer (YAE, Vice-Chair)

Second part of the event, with 3 different, parallel break-out sessions dedicated to the three domains:

15:00-16:00 Domain PE - Nicoló Maccaferri (physicist, material scientist, FYAE), Péter Nagy (chemist) and Manuel Souto Salom (chemist, FYAE), Moderator: Linn Leppert (theoretical physicist, YAE treasurer)

15:00-16:00 Domain LS - Gautam Dey (biologist, FYAE) and Zohreh Hosseinzadeh (biologist, FYAE), Moderator: Philippa Warren (biologist, YAE Membership Chair)

15:00-16:00 Domain SH - Jihan Zakarriya (literature scholar, FYAE) and Ágoston Berecz (historian), Moderator: Mona Simion (philosopher, YAE Recruitment Chair)


Further information on YAE’s website. Zoom-link will be shared with registered users.

Details, documents and recordings of the previous YAE ERC StG Mentoring Events.

Please pass this event information along to any ECRs in your teams or networks who may benefit from this session. #

Last updated on May 15, 2024.


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