Euresearch 300x10021 January 2016, 14:00–17:00 in Bern

The main goal of this event is to inform researchers in the Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) about their opportunities to apply to the European Research Council (ERC) for one of the prestigious ERC Grants. Participants will learn what it takes to write and submit successful grant applications, and how they can benefit from the SNSF support measures. An ERC grant holder will share his first-hand experiences about winning an ERC grant in the Humanities.


  • 14.00-14.15 Welcome
    Prof. Christian Leumann – Vice-Rector for Research, University of Bern
  • 14.15-14.40 ERC: Opportunities for SSH Researchers
    Dr. Katja Wirth – Member of the Management Board – Euresearch Head Office
  • 14.40-14.55 ERC Grant Proposals: Do’s and Don’ts
    Dr. Michael Sollberger – Grants Advisor, Euresearch Regional Office Bern, University of Bern
  • 14.55-15.20 SNSF Support Measures for ERC Applicants
    Dr. Ingrid Kissling-Näf – Head of Division, Humanities and Social Sciences, Swiss National Science Foundation
  • 15.20-16.00 Testimony from an ERC Consolidator Grantee in the Humanities
    Prof. Christophe Erismann – University of Vienna
  • 16.00-16.15 Questions
  • 16.15-17.00 Apéro

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