Horizon 2020 Workshop - Writing a Successful ERC-Advanced (AdG) Proposal

Horizon 2020 Workshop - ‘Writing a Successful ERC-Advanced (AdG) Proposal’
by Ms. Lotte Jaspers, ‘Yellow Research’
Kimmel Hall, David Lopatie Conference Centre
Wednesday, 16 July, 2014


  • 08:45 - 09:00
    Coffee and refreshments
  • 09:00 - 13:00
    Introduction – Background and lessons learned

    Specifics of ERC advanced grants versus other H2020 grants, lessons learned in FP7, understanding the evaluation procedure, facts & figures
    B2 – Scientific Proposal
    How to structure the proposal to address the key challenge, ambitious objectives, state-of-the-art and the methodology in the light of novelty, originality, creativity and utility. In particular, the consequences of groundbreaking, ambition and feasibility will be explored and also what the different panels are looking for will be referred to.
    Furthermore the following will be addressed: 1) novel and groundbreaking aspects 2) the high gain and high risk balance and the link to feasibility 3) the envisioned impact on future research and possibilities of utility 4) methodology description 5) project plan and structure with intermediate goals and back-up plans and 6) how to match the evaluation criteria with the project template.
  • 10:20 - Coffee break
    B1 – Extended Synopsis
    The 5 page Extended Synopsis is an important hurdle in the selection mechanism. Therefore, different strategies for writing the Extended Synopsis to maximize the impact of the proposal will be discussed, with an emphasis on the groundbreaking nature, impact, feasibility of the key concept and work plan, and in light of the track-record of the PI.
  •  B1 – Principal Investigator
    The key elements for the Curriculum Vitae including Funding ID, 10-year Track Record and assessment of career achievements. This will be used to underpin the importance of addressing the evaluation criterion Ambition in B2 and B1.

About the consultant: Lotte Jaspers, a partner at Yellow Research, a European consultancy company, has extensive experience in running EU workshops and in the pre-submission proposal review of EU projects and has served as an invited expert evaluator for the European Commission.

Registration: Researchers who wish to attend the workshop on ‘Writing a Successful ERC-Advanced (AdG) Proposal’ are requested to register by Sunday, 13 July.