In the 2024 work programme, the ERC format provides more flexibility in describing the applicant’s CV. Scientific excellence remains the sole evaluation criterion. However, you are now free to highlight those aspects in your CV and track record that you find most relevant to show how your profile matches the proposed research.
Led by Prof. Naomi Fineberg from the University of Hertfordshire, an international and multidisciplinary consortium acquired funding to develop tools to reduce the harmful effects of digitalisation on young people’s mental health. At the level of the individual, the project aims to promote self-management of healthy internet behaviour. At the level of policy makers and private companies, the project will focus on improved regulation and protection of vulnerable groups. Fundament supported the consortium throughout the process of idea generation, developing a project outline for the first stage application, and co-writing the successful full proposal.
The new 2023 call for Marie S. Curie Doctoral Networks provides extended opportunities for hosting PhD students. In addition, there will be much more flexibility in showing the commitment of your associated partners.
An international consortium led by Prof. Mai Chin A Paw from Amsterdam UMC received funding to tailor, implement, and evaluate environmental interventions to improve the lifestyle of teenagers in vulnerable life situations. YoPAAPE will use a teen-centred co-creation approach to ensure activating interventions are designed that meet the needs and preferences of teenagers and their local communities. Fundament supported the consortium in drafting a convincing and attractive proposal with an elaborate strategy to achieving real-world impact.
Even if you’re an experienced applicant, the shift from one EU framework programme to the next requires careful consideration of the new requirements and focus points. Apart from the usual changes and restructuring of content in the programmes, in this particular framework transition the RIA/IA proposal template itself has undergone major changes. Here, I highlight the most relevant changes of the Horizon Europe full proposal template compared to Horizon2020.
The popular Marie S. Curie Actions (MSCA) are continued in Horizon Europe (HEU). But several changes have been made relative to Horizon 2020 (H2020). Make sure you are aware of the most important upcoming changes, as they may affect eligibility of your proposal!
So, you’ve decided to write an ERC proposal to fund your groundbreaking research idea! Your idea is novel, timely, and substantially goes beyond the current state-of-the-art. How to write the two scientific parts of your proposal? What information should go in section B1 versus B2?