Higly recommended! Information meeting ERC Grants at CWI on november 27

Monday afternoon [from 1200-1730], November 27, there will be a meeting to provide detailed information about ERC grants. The meeting will be held at the CWI, in the Turingzaal of the Congress Centre. The meeting is organized jointly by PWN, the committee Research of PWN and the Tafel Wiskunde of NWO Science, as they feel that the number of ERC proposals granted to mathematicians in The Netherlands could be increased. We will have in-depth discussions on how this can be achieved.   

The meeting will start with a presentation by Joan Vazquez Molina of the Brussels ERC Office, section mathematics. He will provide an overview of the grant schemes and the evaluation flow, which should help understand how to write a competitive proposal. He will also share statistics relevant to Dutch mathematicians and reserve plenty of time for Q&A.

Next, five excellent scientists [at the early, mid, and advanced career level] will share their experiences in what it takes to write a successful ERC proposal. Confirmed speakers are Arjen Doelman, Martijn Kool, Stéphanie van der Pas, Lenny Taelman and Ronald de Wolf.

The information session will end with a discussion, where questions can be asked to all speakers, or experiences can b shared. There will also be ample time and opportunity to catch up over lunch, tea and/or drinks and have further discussions.

The full programme:

1200-1300: lunch

1300-1310: opening
1310-1335: Joan Vazquez Molina (ERC Office, Brussels)
1335-1400: Ronald de Wolf (CWI and UvA, ERC CoG awardee and ERC panel member)
1400-1425: Arjen Doelman (Leiden University, ERC Synergy grant awardee)

1425-1500: tea break

1500-1525: Stephanie van der Pas (VUMc, ERC Starting grant awardee)
1525-1550: Martijn Kool (UU, ERC consolidator grant awardee)
1550-1615: Lenny Taelman (UvA, ERC consolidator grant awardee)

1615-1730:  Bert Zwart (CWI) closing discussion, followed by drinks and snacks

If you are interested to attend, please send an email to bureau@platformwiskunde.nl
We hope to see many of you on November 27!

Best wishes,
Wil Schilders and Bert Zwart.

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