'We offer a personal, individually tailored and educationally focussed journey of excellence.'
Competitive ERC grant proposals need to be written at an exceptionally high level and communicate your scientific ideas and intentions in a manner that is clear, logical, to-the-point, convincing and easy to read. The proposal must also address all key evaluation/selection criteria.
Before the writing phase can begin, there needs to be a very sound proposal concept, and also a well-rounded CV.
At Whitehorne, as part of our ERC services, we also offer a short-round review service to potential and/or future ERC applicants to review the readiness of their ERC concept and their CV, and also provide strategic advice and fedback to help applicants strengthen these areas in preparation for an upcoming, or future ERC grant submission.
We also offer more comprehensive ERC services through all stages of the ERC Starting proposal development and writing process (each is a stand alone service to cater to the needs of each applicant).
THE FOUNDATIONS OF OUR SUPPORT
Our feedback on drafts is highly personalised, in-depth, direct and to the point, and should we identify weaknesses in a proposal, we will always work at providing the applicant with suggestions and/or options as to how the weakness can be remedied.
Our support is also highly educationally focussed, helping (1) applicants develop their grant writing skills in such a way that they can better write and present proposals into the future, and (2) helping applicants be better mentors to junior members within their own group.
When any of our clients interact with us, they will find us to be down to earth and approachable professionals, who have a real passion for what we do, and we understand and appreciate how busy the life of an academic can be.
All of our work is based on a strong process-driven foundation.
We believe in honesty and transparency, and in building strong and healthy relationships with our clients.
WHO WILL APPLICANTS BE WORKING WITH
You will work directly with with either Fire Sanders or Willem Bouma, both qualified and experienced senior trainers. Both Willem and Fire have experience working with all panels and areas of research, and have worked with numerous applicants and institutions throughout around Europe and beyond.
We have over 15 years (specifically) working on European, Dutch and international research grant proposals - and over 25 years experience with scientific promotion cases, research grant proposals, interview training, review and editing of high impact research journal articles and writing nominations for prestigious prizes and awards. We specialise in what we do and offer – and ERC grant writing is no exception.