What does it take to stand out from the crowd? London Higher Europe Members find out.

On Tuesday the 24th of January 2017 London Higher Europe ran a training session in collaboration with University College London (UCL) on how to give members’ applications the best chance when facing the stringent criteria for highly prestigious Horizon 2020 grants. The specific focus of the training was Collaborative Research Projects and European Research Council (ERC) grants.

Michael Browne, Head of European Research and Innovation at UCL, directed a day-long seminar with the help of two outstanding academics, Sarah Mole and Eugenio Iglesias, who were kind enough to share their respective Horizon 2020 and ERC experiences. The day helped to provide an insight into what member institutions can expect from the process of applying for Horizon 2020 and ERC grants, this included tips for writing the applications, managing strategy and timings and excelling at the interview stages.

The event took place at BMA House in Tavistock Square, central London, and was attended by representatives from nine member institutions: Birkbeck, Brunel, LSBU, Royal Holloway, SOAS, the University of East London, the University of Greenwich, the University of West London, and the University Westminster.

About Horizon 2020 and the ERC:

Horizon 2020 is by far the largest Research and Innovation programme run by the European Union, with 80 billion EUR available between 2014 and 2020. As well as funding consortia for group projects, the EU also funds individual’s researchers under the European Research Council grants. This is one of the most successful parts of Horizon. The ERC grants are highly prestigious and designed to foster a future generation of European Research and Innovation leaders.

For further information about London Higher Europe members, this event or future events please contact jordan.hill@londonhigher.ac.uk or alternatively call +44 (0)207 391 0690.