Social Sciences and Humanities Mentoring Workshop, 11th - 12th May 2018, Vienna, for ERC Applicants from Central, Easter and South-Eastern Europe


MENTORING WORKSHOP, 11th - 12th May 2018 The Institute for Human Sciences (Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen, IWM), Vienna has established a mentoring initiative for applicants to the ERC Starting and Consolidator Grant calls within the humanities and social sciences from Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe, together with the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN) and supported by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education. This mentoring initiative is particularly aimed at researchers in the areas of history, anthropology, political science, sociology, science and technology studies, as well as cultural and literary studies, planning to submit an ERC proposal in 2018 - 2020. Participation is free and the workshop language is English. Detailed information is provided at If you are interested in taking part, please send an email with your CV and a 2-5-page project proposal to by 1st April 2018 at the latest. Please note that to be formally eligible as "Starter", applicants need to have obtained their PhD degree minimum 2 and maximum 7 years before the reference date set by the ERC for each call (for the upcoming ERC Starting Grant Call 2019, the reference date will be January 1st, 2019). "Consolidators" need to have obtained their PhD degree minimum 7 and maximum 12 years before the reference date. The time window can be extended in defined cases, e.g. maternity or paternity.

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