Training for early-stage researchers at Vilnius University on 29-31 May

We are delighted to announce that Dr Patrick Boyle and Professor Valerie Heffernan from Maynooth University will be visiting Vilnius on 29-31 May 2023.

Dr Patrick Boyle is a Research Development professional from Maynooth University with many years of experience across the University sector, and the Financial and IT Sectors.  He currently supports EU Framework and Non-Framework applications for MU researchers, including MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships and ERC grants.

Professor Valerie Heffernan is a Professor of Literary and Cultural Studies at Maynooth University. She has assisted the Research Executive Agency of the European Commission with the evaluation of several Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe funding calls, including MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships.

Among other things their visit will cover these three areas:

  1. An information session on MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships that will be opened up to all PhD students at VU, including those outside of MotherNet (1.5 hours);
  2. An information session on ERC grants for members of MotherNet (1.5 hours);
  3. Training for the VU Research Office in how to support researchers to apply for ERC and similar schemes (around 2 hours).

There will also be time during the visit for more informal conversations with both guests.

Everyone interested in knowing more about MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships or ERC grants is welcome! More information, programme and registration will follow soon!