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ERC Day in Wrocław – Academia Europaea ERC Day in Wrocław – Academia Europaea
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ERC Day in Wrocław

The Academia Europaea Wrocław Knowledge Hub and The European Research Council in cooperation with The Regional Representation of the European Commission in Wrocław, organised ERC Day in Wrocław.

The meeting was held on Monday, November 14, 2016 at 9 a.m. in Dom Europy.

Why are research grants of the European Research Council (ERC) so important? And why do we obtain them so rarely? How to efficiently apply for them?

The ERC grants belong to the most prestigious grants. They are intended for research which deepens the knowledge about the world and its aim is to support innovative research projects which will lead to disruptive discoveries and conclusions. Three Poles managed to obtain them this year.

Why is it so difficult to obtain a grant and how to improve the effectiveness of application for grants? Among the participants of discussion about these issues there will be: Prof. Jerzy Duszyński (President of the Polish Academy of Sciences), Prof. Eva Kondorosi (European Research Council), Prof. Michał Karoński (Chair of the Council of the National Science Centre), Prof. Jerzy Langer (Polish Academy of Sciences) and Prof. Karol Życzkowski (Jagiellonian University).

Moreover, ERC Day was an occasion to become acquainted with current and planned competitions within ERC programmes, and with regulations and procedures of assessment of applications. For this purpose, Dr Agnes Kulcsar, Call Coordinator ERC, came to Wrocław.

The meeting’s additional value was the presence of Dr Alban Kellerbauer from the Heidelberg University, who obtained the ERC grant. He discussed his experiences and development of his scientific career due to the ERC grant.


  • 09:00-09:15 Welcome by Academic Director of the Academia Europaea Wrocław Knowledge Hub, Prof. Tadeusz Luty
  • 09:15-10:45 The EU13 countries and their chances in the ERC grants and budget
  • 10:45-11:00 Coffee break/brunch
  • 11:00-12:30 Young scientists` testimonies and perpectives on ERC grants (Working title)
  • 12:30-13:30 Lunch
  • 13:30-15:00 ERC: current and upcoming calls, how the evaluation takes place and important messages, advices and tables & Institutional help
    • Dr. Agnes Kulcsar, Call Coordinator, ERC
      • Getting ready for the submission of an ERC proposal
    • Magdalena Chomicka/Katarzyna Banyś, National/Regional Contact Point (TBC)
    • Ewa Kuśmierczyk, Director of the Excellence in Science Department of Polish Academy of Sciences
  • 15:00-16:30 Dr. Laura Bandura-Morgan, National Science Centre
      • Research Integrity – Is this really the new kid on the block?