Individual excellence grant training + personal review service

Individual excellence grants

Individual excellence grants are indispensable for a successful scientific career. They allow outstanding scientists the freedom to establish or reinforce their research lines and deliver scientific breakthroughs. However, competition is fierce and writing a solid grant proposal is a significant investment of both time and resources. You need to optimally present your personal excellence, highlight the innovative aspects of your research plan and demonstrate substantial impact on science and society.

Are you unsure whether to apply for a personal excellence grant? Are you wondering how to present yourself and your research plan in the most attractive light? Do you want to know how best to structure your proposal? Then this training is for you.

Individual excellence grant training

In this 1-day training session we will show you how best to approach an individual excellence grant. We will focus on one specific personal grant, with either an EU-wide (e.g. ERC) or a Dutch (e.g. NWO) focus. We will explain our FFWD (Fit, Framework, Write and Development) toolbox, discuss the timing of your proposal and optimise your CV. We will share key aspects that differentiate successful from unsuccessful applications.

Importantly, this hands-on training programme is supplemented with two rounds of our unique review service  specific to your proposal. After the training you will have several weeks to put your newly learned skills to practice. In the review process, our experienced consultants will provide you with a clear and easy-to-implement evaluation of your proposal to increase your chances of success.

For who?

Researchers in various stages of their career and research support officers looking to apply for a personal excellence grant (e.g. ERC). The training will be tailored to one specific funding scheme.

What you will learn

  • How to optimise your individual profile
  • How to effectively address key elements in the proposal
  • How to best structure your proposal
  • How to best present your research idea in an attractive and convincing manner


1 day training + two rounds of personal review support

Do you want to know more?

Please contact  our expert team specialised in life sciences, medical technology and healthcare to discuss all the possibilities.