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The ERC evaluation process: how to prepare a proposal

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European Research Council
The European Research Council
Established by the
European Commission
Alessandra Ferrari
Research Programme Officer
European Research Council Executive Agency
UNIT B.1 - Process Management and Review
IFA Conference
Prague, 31 May 2012
European Research Council
Main points
Established by the
European Commission
 Some Background on the ERC
 Types of grants & evaluation process
 What is so special about the ERC?
 Some ERC funded projects in aging-related areas
European Research Council
What is the ERC?
Established by the
European Commission
Strategy
Legislation
ERC is the first pan European funding body to
support excellence in frontier research and with a
bottom-up approach
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Scientific Council with 22 members
Support by the ERC Executive Agency
Significant budget (1.6 billion €/year)
Excellence as the only valid criterion
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Support for the individual scientist – no networks!
International peer-review
No predetermined subjects (bottom-up)
Support of frontier research in all fields of science and
humanities
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European Research Council
FP7 budget € 50.5 billion
ERC budget € 7.5 billion; Increase by € 250 M/year
JRC nonnuclear (3 %)
Co-operation
(65 %)
Capacities
(8 %)
People
(9 %)
Ideas
(15 %)
Established by the
European Commission
European Research Council
ERC: a radical new approach to
funding research at EU level
Established by the
European Commission
 Pan-European competition between individual teams.
 Open to any researcher in the world based on the sole
criterion of excellence.
 Support investigator-driven or �bottom-up’ research projects
in all fields of science, engineering and scholarship.
 Encourage creativity, risk-taking and ambition.
 Raise the status, attractiveness and visibility of frontier
research in Europe and its top scientists of today and
tomorrow.
European Research Council
Creative freedom for the individual grantee
Established by the
European Commission
ERC offers independence, recognition & visibility
пѓ� to work on a research topic of own choice, with a team of
own choice
пѓ� to gain true financial autonomy for 5 years
пѓ� to negotiate with the host institution the best conditions of
work
пѓ� to move with the grant to any place in Europe if necessary
(portability of grants)
� recognition: ERC has become the �gold standard’
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European Research Council
Achievements of the ERC - so far
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European Commission
пѓ� more than 2.600 funded proposals in total
пѓ� in more than 480 different host institutions in 26 countries,
total 4 billion
� but “excellence attracts excellence”: 50% of PIs in 50
institutions
пѓ� highly competitive: average success rate 12 %
пѓ� strong structuring effects: competition between European
universities for first time ever, EU value added
пѓ� strengthening merit-based evaluation systems in Europe
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European Research Council
ERC Grant schemes
Established by the
European Commission
Starting and Consolidator Grants
Starters (2-7 years after PhD) up to € 2.0 Mio for 5 years
Consolidators (7-12 years after PhD) up to € 2.75 Mio for 5 years
Advanced Grants
track-record of significant research achievements in the last 10 years
up to € 3.5 Mio for 5 years
Synergy Grants
2 – 4 Principal Investigators
up to € 15.0 Mio for 6 years
Proof-of-Concept
bridging gap between research - earliest
stage of marketable innovation
up to €150,000 for ERC grant holders
European Research Council
Researchers Career development
and funding schemes
Established by the
European Commission
ERC Advanced
ERC StG – Consolidators
ERC SyG– Synergy
ERC StG - Starters
Full Professor
Marie Curie
Erasmus
Post-docs
Post
Graduates
Students
Junior Professor/
Junior Researcher
Associated Professor
Senior
Professor
ERC Grant schemes:
Who can apply?

European Research Council
Established by the
European Commission
Excellent Researchers (PIs)
пѓ� Any nationality, any age or any current place
of work

In conjunction with a Host Institution
пѓ� Based in EU or associated countries
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European Research Council
ERC Grant Schemes (StG, CoG, AdG)
Panel structure : 3 domains and 25 panels
Each panel :
Panel Chair and
10-15 Panel Members
Life Sciences
 LS1 Molecular & Structural Biology &
Biochemistry
 LS2 Genetics, Genomics, Bioinformatics &
Systems Biology
 LS3 Cellular and Developmental Biology
 LS4 Physiology, Pathophysiology &
Endocrinology
 LS5 Neurosciences & neural disorders
 LS6 Immunity & infection
 LS7 Diagnostic tools, therapies & public health
 LS8 Evolutionary, population & environmental
biology
 LS9 Applied life sciences & biotechnology
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Social Sciences and Humanities
 SH1 Individuals, institutions & markets
 SH2 Institutions, values, beliefs and behaviour
 SH3 Environment & society
 SH4 The Human Mind and its complexity
 SH5 Cultures & cultural production
 SH6 The study of the human past
Physical Sciences & Engineering
 PE1 Mathematical foundations
 PE2 Fundamental constituents of matter
 PE3 Condensed matter physics
 PE4 Physical & Analytical Chemical sciences
 PE5 Materials & Synthesis
 PE6 Computer science & informatics
 PE7 Systems & communication engineering
 PE8 Products & process engineering
 PE9 Universe sciences
 PE10 Earth system science
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European Research Council
Evaluation Criteria
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European Commission
Excellence as sole criterion, to apply to:
1. Research Project (RP)
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Ground breaking nature
Potential impact
Scientific Approach
Added value of the Group (only SyG)
2. Principle Investigator (PI)
в”Ђ Intelectual capacity
в”Ђ Creativity
в”Ђ Commitemnet
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ERC Starting Grant: 2011 Call
Grantees by country of host Institution, 21 countries
Source: 486 proposals
Established by the
European Commission
140
124
120
# Funded Proposals
Social Sciences and Humantities
100
Physical Sciences and Engineering
Life Sciences
80
64
60
40
20
58
49
29 27
22 22 21
14 13
10 10
6
5
4
3
2
1
1
1
0
UK DE FR NL IT ES CH IL BE SE AT DK FI IE NO EL HU PL CZ EE SI
Country of Host Institution
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ERC Starting Grant: 2011 Call
Grantees by nationality – 38 nationalities
European Research Council
Source: 486 proposals
Established by the
European Commission
ERC STG 2011 Results Of Call
% Funded proposals, and # proposals, by Applicant Nationality
18%
90
83
14%
12%
10%
57
5048
43
8%
31
6%
25
21
4%
2%
14
1010 9 8 8
7 6 5 5 5
4 4 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2
1 1 1 1 1 1
0
0%
DE
UK
IT
FR
NL
ES
IL
BE
US
DK
FI
SE
CH
IE
EL
PT
CA
HU
NO
AT
RU
CZ
HR
IN
RO
UA
AU
BG
EE
JP
MX
PL
BY
C
LT
NZ
RS
TR
% Funded Proposals
16%
Applicant Nationality
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European Research Council
What is special about the ERC?
Established by the
European Commission
 It is a young organisation:
в”Ђ Simple approach
в”Ђ Simple rules
в”Ђ Simple evaluation
 We have a independent Scientific Council with considerable autonomy
 The time was right for the EU
 Completely bottom up with no priorities
─ Few and “large” panels
 Strong reliance on personal interviews (StG)
 Simple evaluation criteria
European Research Council
Established by the
European Commission
Some examples of
ERC funded
research projects
European Research Council
Temporal Enhancement of Motor
Performance Using Sensory Guides
Cathy Craig - StG07- SH3
Queen’s University Belfast, UK
€ 0.86 million
Established by the
European Commission
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Improving health and sports performance through the brain’s control

Cathy Craig studies how sensory guides can improve balance and walking in
people with Parkinson’s disease
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As people age, balance ability declines. New technologies can be exploited to
develop games that are more suited to older adults and people with
Parkinson’s so that they can use it to train their balance
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The latest results have shown significant progress in functional balance in older
adults (>65 years) after playing these games for four weeks. These findings
have major implications on/for falls prevention programmes and general
healthier active older lives

(see BBC report: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-14484516).
European Research Council
The demography of skills and beliefs in
Europe with a focus on cohort change
Established by the
European Commission
Vagard Skirbekk - StG 2009 – SH3
International Institute for Applied Systems
Analysis, Laxenburg, Austria
€ 1 million
Social change and an ageing population
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Education-specific forecasts to assess which kinds of jobs allow older workers to
have a better chance in the labour market
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This analysis is vital to capitalise on the experience and skills which older workers
can offer
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The aim is to generate significant new insights into the potential social and
economic challenges associated with ageing, and wider demographic shifts
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Results will support governments to improve their social policies for the future on
the basis of their wider knowledge of what that future might look like
http://www.iiasa.ac.at/Research/POP/ACC/index.html?sb=3
European Research Council
The economic evaluation
of end of life care
Established by the
European Commission
Joanna Coast - StG 2010 – LS7
http://consensus.nih.gov/
2004/2004EndOfLifeCareSOS024html.htm
University of Birmingham, UK
€ 1 million
- Health economics concentrates on the appropriate allocation of resources: these
assessments are known as Quality-Adjusted Life-Years
- Cost effectiveness should not be the only determinant of health care
- New evaluative approach for end of life care to take into account autonomy, dignity,
spirituality, lack of suffering and preparation for death
- Creation of a new set of indices to measure quality of life
- The aim is to develop appropriate measures which can accurately estimate the holistic
benefits of end of life care, and in doing so contribute to a dignified end of life for both
patients and their families.
http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/research/activity/mds/projects/HaPS/HE/ICECAP/index.asp
European Research Council
Evolution of Alzheimers Disease:
From dynamics of single
synapses to memory loss
Established by the
European Commission
Inna Slutsky - StG 2011 – LS5
Tel Aviv University, Israel
€ 2 million
The disintegration of neuronal circuits is observed in Alzheimer's Disease (AD).
The amyloid-beta peptide (Abeta) plays a central role in synaptic dysfunctions of AD,
however still unknown.
The project aims at unravelling mechanisms that regulate Abeta and uses an
integrative approach to :
- correlate structure and function at the level of single synapses
- study the relationship between neuronal activity, temporo-spatial dynamics and
molecular composition of Abeta, structural rearrangements within the Abeta signalling
complexes and plasticity of single synapses and whole networks
-elucidate fundamental principles of neuronal circuits function and identify critical
steps that initiate primary synaptic dysfunctions at the very early stages of AD
http://www2.tau.ac.il/nano/researcher.asp?id=aceggggjk
European Research Council
Established by the
European Commission
These were only a few examples of ERC funded research!
Please check for more on our website:
http://erc.europa.eu/
and
http://erc.europa.eu/projects-and-results
European Research Council
Established by the
European Commission
Thank You
for your attention!
alessandra.ferrari@ec.europa.eu
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