Events and workshops

MSCA PF MASTERCLASS- The deadline for signing up is the 12th of April.

The focus of the Masterclass is on European Fellowships, but the RSO also supports Global Fellowship applications. We encourage all applicants with AU as their host to sign up for support. Read more here.

MSCA Doctoral Networks 2024 Information Webinar - 25. april

Time: 25 April 2024 - 11:00 - 12:00

This webinar provides a comprehensive overview over the practical aspects applicants need to consider when applying to the 2024 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Doctoral Networks call. The RSO will highlight the most important details of the MSCA DN call, and Professor Alexandre Anesio, Department of Environmental Science will share his experiences as a coordinator and give his tips on putting together a consortium and writing the proposal.

The objective of Doctoral Networks is to implement doctoral programmes by partnerships of organisations from different sectors across Europe and beyond to train highly skilled doctoral candidates, stimulate their creativity, enhance their innovation capacities and boost their employability in the long-term. Doctoral Networks are open to international consortia of universities, research institutions, businesses, SMEs and other non-academic organisations. They should include at least three independent legal entities, each established in a different EU Member State or Horizon Europe Associated Country and with at least one of them established in an EU Member State. All areas of research may be funded and Doctoral Networks can last for up to 4 years (up to 5 years in the case of Joint Doctorate projects). The duration of each fellowship is between 3 and 36 months (between 3 and 48 months in the case of Joint Doctorate fellowships). Each beneficiary must recruit at least one doctoral candidate and can also organise secondments for them anywhere in the world.

Further information about the call can be found here.

The deadline for MSCA Doctoral Networks is the 27th of November, 2024. 

The planned opening date of the call is the 29th of May 2024.

The latest date for signing up to the webinar is the 21st of April.

Participation is for AU employees only. The webinar link will be sent to the participants as a calendar invite after registration.

Workshop for ERC Starting Grant Applicants - 24 April 2024

Do you plan to submit a proposal to ERC Starting Grant?

This hands-on peer-to-peer workshop will prepare you for applying to the ERC StG 2025 call with an expected deadline in October 2024.

Target group: Researchers with a ground-breaking research idea and an excellent track-record from all faculties at Aarhus University are welcome.

The workshop is relevant for researchers with a strong intention of applying for ERC Starting Grant. If you have general questions about ERC, the workshop is not for you, but you are more than welcome to contact the RSO.

The workshop is not targeted administrative employees.

There will be a maximum of 40 participants.


24th of April 2024


12:30 — 16:00


Navitas, Inge Lehmanns Gade 10, Building 3210, 5th floor, room 060


  • 12.30 – 13.00: Introduction to ERC Starting Grant application and its key concepts by the Research Support Office (RSO).
  • 13.00 – 13.20: Presentation by an ERC StG grantholder from AU.
    The grant holder will share his/hers experiences with the application process and provide advice for applicants.
  • 13.20 – 13.45 Q&A
  • 13.45 – 14.00: Break
  • 14.00- 16.00: Parallel pitch sessions (according to ERC evaluation domains: Physical Sciences and Engineering, Life Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities).

Participants will be asked to pitch their ERC project idea (5 minutes each).

Participants will receive feedback (approx. 10 minutes) from other participants, AU ERC grantees and Research Advisors from the RSO.

The success of the workshop is depending on all participants actively engaging in the feedback to each other’s pitches.

  • 16:00: End of the workshop


Participants will receive detailed information on the pitch session after the registration deadline.

Participants are expected to send their pitch to the RSO on a given deadline (template will be provided in the information material).

Sending your pitch is an absolute prerequisite for attending the workshop.

Sign up at the following link no later than 8 March 2024.

If any questions, please contact Karen Matthisson (

Please notice that all participants declare to keep any documents and discussions fully confidential.