Grants in Practice 2018 - Shanghai

    09/11/2018 - 09:00
    China, Shanghai
    09/11/2018 - 12:00
    EURAXESS China

Shanghai Meeting

Grants in Practice 2018

European Grants for Researchers in Social Sciences and Humanities

with relevance to researchers in all fields

Organised by EURAXESS China

in cooperation with the Shanghai Jiao Tong University, GECEM, Marie Curie Alumni Association and the Spanish Consulate in Shanghai

The second event in the Grants in Practice series in China will offer an experience sharing activity to China based researchers that are interested in applying for grants in Europe, with a special focus on the fields of Social Sciences and Humanities. The event will present testimonies from researchers in those fields with experience of European grants. The information is still relevant to researchers from all the fields of research; such as Physicial Sciences and Engineering, Life Sciences in addition to the Social Sciences and Humanities. The emphasis will be on practical tips and recommendations.

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08:30 - 09:00 Registration
09:00 - 09:15

Opening Remarks

Mrs Carmen Fontes Muñoz, Spanish Consul General in Shanghai

09:15 - 09:30

Welcoming address and introduction of international collaboration in the School of Foreign Languages at Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Prof Tao Qing, Associate dean of the School of Foreign Languages

09:30 - 10:00


Introduction Session

Practical tips for applying to European Grants

Mr Halldor Berg Hardarson, Country Representative EURAXESS China

10:00- 10:20

ERC Testimony

How to apply and run an ERC Project from China as a Social Scientist

Prof. Dr. Manuel Pérez García, School of Humanities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University / P.I. of the ERC Funded GECEM Project


Coffee break


10:40 - 11:00

MSCA Testimony

Sharing of Experience from a Chinese Marie Curie Fellow

Prof Liu Sifeng, Director of Institute for Grey Systems Studies at Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Distinct Marie Curie Fellow

11:00 - 11:20

Member State Opportunities

Example of Funding Opportunities in an individual European country

Mr Carlos Quintana de Juan, Chief Representative of CDTI Spain

11:20- 12:00 Questions and Answers


Hosted by Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), as one of the higher education institutions which enjoy a long history and a world-renowned reputation in China. Through 121 years' unremitting efforts, SJTU has become a comprehensive, research-oriented, and internationalized top university in China.

Learn more about the Grants of the European Research Council

For researchers of any nationality, at any career state, with scientific track record showing great promise and an excellent research proposal.

Funding for each project of 1.5 - 2.5 million euros for a period of 5 years.

Learn more about the Marie Skodovska Curie Individual Fellowships

The MSCA Individual Fellowships (IF) are an excellently funded fellowships open to Chinese researchers of any field and career stage that want to do short term research in Europe.


Practical details about the event

The event will take place 9 November 2018 from 09:00-12:00 at Room 300 (Conference Hall) on the third floor of the School of Foreign Languages at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Minhang Campus. Find the Minhang campus here on Baidu maps: https://j.map.baidu.com/hLyT2.

The nearest gate is the Bigger South Gate (南大门) facing Dong Chuan Road (东川路). Nearest metro station is Dongchuanlu station on line 5 (东川路站). See the map of campus below:


The building is the Building of the School of Freign Languages (外语大楼). Please note that the main entrance is facing west towards the Yuan Pei Lu (元培路) on campus (see map below). The conference hall is on 3rd floor.


Participation in the event is FREE of charge but requires registrations (click button on the top of page).

Websites of organisers



Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Marie Curie Alumni Association

Spanish Embassy in China


    Room 300 (Conference Hall) on the third floor of the School of Foreign Languages at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Minhang Campus