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ECPR’s General Conference is Europe's largest annual gathering of political scientists, with a participation of around 2,000 scholars from throughout the world and at all stages of their career. This year, nearly 500 panels will take place across many disciplines, covering the breadth of political sciences.

The ERC will be present in the exhibition area and will host a session on funding opportunities.

ERC session: 'Funding Opportunities at the European Research Council (ERC) for Political Scientists' on

  • Participants: Dr Frank Kuhn, ERCEA Research Programme Officer; Prof Susan Scarrow, University of Houston
  • When: Thursday 5 September, 12:50-13:50
  • Where: Building D, Faculty of Law, Administration & Economics, Floor 2, Room 2.02

The aim of this session is to explain the funding opportunities for political sciences at the European Research Council (ERC). The ERC continues to reach out to the scientific community to show as clearly as possible where the opportunities lie for researchers of any nationality, any age and from anywhere in the world. How can political scientist access ERC funding? Which modifications are foreseen by the ERC in order to adapt better to the needs of the scientific community? The session will feature political scientists with first-hand experience with the ERC evaluation process. They will present their insights on what the crucial factors are for being successful in an ERC evaluation. The panel convened by the European Research Council Executive Agency (ERCEA), which is open to all interested researchers will feature short presentations. Subsequently, participants have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss with the presenters.