How to apply for an European Research Council grant (not only)
in the SH7 Human Mobility, Environment, and Space panel

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To introduce the European Research Council, the premier European funding organisation for excellent frontier research, and to encourage the participants to apply for an ERC research grant under one of the main grant schemes (Starting Grant, Consolidator Grant, Advanced Grant and Synergy Grant).


The ERC’s mission is to encourage the highest quality research in Europe through competitive funding and to support investigator-driven frontier research across all fields, based on scientific excellence. Since 2007, ERC funded more than 12 000 projects and over 10 000 researchers. More than 200 000 articles were published in scientific journals. 12 Nobel Prizes, 6 Fields Medals, 11 Wolf Prizes and dozens of important prizes were awarded to ERC grantees. This workshop is inviting you to become part of this successful story.



  1. ERC and Horizon Europe
  2. ERC basics
  3. ERC calls
  4. ERC evaluation process
  5. Successful ERC projects
  6. Tips and tricks for proposal preparation


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Aspects to highlight

The workshop will focus on i) the ERC “basics” – presentation of ERC calls, principles of the evaluation process and panel structure; ii) successful ERC grants in the area of risk related research, and iii) tips and tricks how to write your proposal.

Target public

Researchers from Physical Sciences and Engineering, Life Sciences and Social Sciences and Humanities.


The workshop will be held in English and there will be no translation.

Practical Case

Tips and tricks for researchers drafting their ERC grant proposal – eligibility criteria, host institution support, choice of panel, choice of descriptors, difference between part B1 and B2, what to focus on when preparing for an interview etc.


Jana Šifta

Associate professor of the Department of Social Geography and Regional Development, Charles University, Prague
Scientific Officer in the European Research Council
panel SH7 Human Mobility, Environment, and Space

Brief Biographical Note

Jana Šifta is the scientific officer and project adviser in the European Research Council Executive Agency, in the Social Sciences and Humanities Unit. She works for the whole cycle of grant application for ERC individual grants (Starting, Consolidator and Advanced Grants) in the SH7 panel – Human Mobility, Environment and Space. She also monitors the scientific implementation of funded grants within her area or expertise. She is involved in the ERC widening participation campaign, which aims at closing the gap between the widening participation countries (EU13 + EL&PT) and the rest of the EU.

Jana Šifta received her Ph.D. in social geography from the Charles University in Prague and before joining the ERC she worked as an Associate Professor of Human Geography at the Department of Social Geography and Regional Development, Charles University, Prague. Her research interests include geography of sustainable consumption, alternative food networks and urban agriculture.