Selected outcomes of ERC Starting grant application

Calendar of the ERC Starting Grant 2018

  • October 17th 2018: ERC starting grant application “QLARINET” was submitted at the Max Planck Institute for Structure and Dynamics of Matter (Hamburg).
  • March 15th 2019: first notification of the status of the project were received.
  • April 17th 2019: evaluation reports were made available on the EU portal.
  • July 26th 2019: statistics and list of awarded applicants was published on the ERC portal.

Selected panel’s outcome

  • “The publication record of PI is very good, academic track includes also wide collaborations, research funding and continuous activity in working on challenging problems.”
  • “The driving idea of this proposal is new and courageous, when compared to current methods.”
  • “The objectives and the scientific approach are well detailed.”

Selected referees outcomes

  • “Both risk and gain are high, yet challenge is admirable”
  • “The approach is clearly compatible with research objectives and work packages, proceeding in rational order. Risk is high across entire work schedule.”
  • “The scientific approach is brief but clear and well-structured”
  • “This is a novel idea, taking a brave step forward compared to existing works”
  • “The outlined scientific approach is described in a very detailed manner, and the PI is competent to what he is proposing.”

Short answers to specific points

  • To what extent has the PI demonstrated the ability to conduct ground-breaking research? Very good | Very good | Very good
  • To what extent does the PI provide evidence of creative independent thinking? Very good | Very good | Very good
  • To what extent does the PI have the required scientific expertise and capacity to successfully execute the project? Very good | Excellent | Very good

Optional comments

  • “The PI has a very good publication record and he has set a very challenging goal for himself in this project.”
  • “A very satisfactory scientific and research track record with many publications, excellent collaborations, funding and research experience.”

Final mark

  • B (is of high quality but not sufficient to pass to Step 2 of the evaluation.)