ERC Proposal Reading Day in Kristiansand


Universitetet i Agder, Campus Kristiansand, B-bygget, B2004

Target group:

Researchers and EU-advisors



Registration deadline:

Monday April 8 at 23:58

12 Apr 09:00–12:00

About the event

The Research Council of Norway organises "ERC Proposal Reading Days" for researchers who are planning an application to the European Research Council (ERC). 

On the Reading Day you get the opportunity to read successful ERC grant proposals and see how a proposal can be structured. More than 60 Norwegian ERC-grantees have kindly given their consent to make their proposal available for the reading day. 

If you have questions regarding your ERC application, please contact the EU-advisors/External funding advisors at your institution. You may also contact us, the National Contact Points (NCPs) for the ERC, see contact information below. Comprehensive information regarding ERC grants is available at the ERC website.

This is a quiet individual reading session.

Conditions for the Reading Days

  • Only by preregistration
  • You must sign Declaration of Confidentiality
  • Photocopying or photos of the applications are not allowed
  • Applications cannot be taken out of the reading room
  • The registration is binding.

Who can participate

The Reading Days are only open for researchers at Norwegian institutions (universities, university colleges, research institutes etc.) and for EU-advisers who are employed by Norwegian institutions. Please use your institutional e-mail address when you register.

The registration is binding. If you sign up, but cannot attend after all, you must deregister before the registration deadline. People who deregister after the deadline or who do not turn up, will be blocked from participating in Reading Days for the next 3 months.


This is an individual, physical reading session only, and it does not include tutorials about the ERC. In order to participate you should be involved in preparing a proposal and familiar with the various ERC grant schemes, as well as the conditions for participation and proposal documents.

Selecting proposals for the Reading Day

The applications available are from funded projects at Norwegian institutions. They are available as paper copies on the Reading Day. You can preselect up to two proposals. This is done in the registration form. Subject to availability, it will be possible to read copies of other applications during the Reading Day. If you have problems accessing the list of proposals on your mobile device, please register from a PC. You can find abstracts for all ERC funded projects on the ERC web page.  

Future Reading Days

Additional Reading Days will be announced under "Events" at the Research Council web page, in newsletters and on twitter: @erc_ncp

Tutorials on ERC

A few times each year we are organising courses on how to write an ERC Grant proposal in collaboration with some of the large universities. The courses are announced at the Research Council of Norway events page.

We strongly recommend that you get in contact the EU-advisors/External funding advisors at your institution. If you do not know who they are; check the web page of your institute or faculty. They can advise you on the internal assistance that you can receive from them and the institution, as well as any project establishment support.

Otherwise you may also contact us, the National Contact Points for ERC (NCP).

All information regarding ERC applications and grants are available at the ERC web site

On the ERC YouTube channel, you can find instructional and useful videos, called 'ERC Classes'


Per Magnus Kommandantvold

    Banebrytende forskning

Berit Sundby Avset

    Banebrytende forskning

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