Applying for an ERC Grant: Perspectives from Grantees and Evaluators

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    16/12/2020 - 17:00
    Korea, Seoul
    16/12/2020 - 18:00
    EURAXESS Korea


EURAXESS Korea invites you to a webinar for researchers of all nationalities focused on grants from the European Research Council as part of a global virtual series on ERC grants. You will hear from a grantee and evaluator who will give advice on how to apply to an ERC grant to potential applicants based outside Europe. Speakers will then engage in a Q&A session with the audience.


ERC Grantee: Dr. Eva Hoffman

Eva Hoffmann is professor of molecular genetics at the Danish National Research Foundation’s Center for Chromosome Stability.

Her lab works on DNA repair mechanisms and their role in chromosome errors and genome instability in human eggs and embryos.

She started her lab in 2005 as a UK Royal Society Fellow at the Medical Research Council’s Genome Center in the UK and moved to Denmark in 2015.

She served on the MRC’s Training and Career Group from 2010-2015 and the Academy of Medical Science’s SUSTAIN trial, an intervention to support women during their transition to independence in biomedical careers.

In Denmark, she serves on the national FSS committee for funding. She is a member of EMBO and serves on the scientific advisory board for the Institute Curie and EU funded training schemes.


ERC Evaluator: Dr. Magnus Nordborg

Dr Magnus Nordborg is Scientific Director of the GMI and a Senior Group Leader focusing on population genetics.

After spending a decade at University of Southern California, Dr Magnus Nordborg joined the GMI as Scientific Director in 2009. He is internationally recognized as a pioneer in the use of genome-wide association studies to study patterns of natural variation in non-human organisms. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a Corresponding Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. His research is supported by many sources, including an ERC Advanced Grant. 


ERC in a Nuthshell

The ERC aims to:

  • Support the best of the best researchers across all fields of science, scholarship and engineering
  • Promote wholly investigator-driven, or 'bottom-up' frontier research
  • Encourage the work of the established and next generation of independent top research leaders
  • Reward innovative proposals by placing emphasis on the quality of the idea rather than the research area
  • Raise the status and visibility of European frontier research and the very best researchers of today and tomorrow

More information can be found HERE.