What NCPs do

The mission of the ERC NCPs is to raise awareness, inform and advise on ERC funding opportunities. They can also support in the preparation, submission and follow-up of an ERC grant application. Additional services, such as information events, may be provided (for example, mock interview training and non-technical pre-reads).

In addition, a National Delegate is charged with the role of ensuring a national input into the policy and strategy of the ERC, and to ensure that these aspects are reflected as part of the national funding policy. The National Delegate and NCPs are part of the wider Horizon 2020 National Support Network, assisting the research community in participating across all pillars of the Horizon 2020 framework.

The NCPs should be your first point of contact for enquiries regarding the ERC.

Dr Peter Clifford, ERC National Delegate

Science Foundation Ireland
Email: peter.clifford@sfi.ie Tel: + 353 (0) 1 607 3266       

Dr Graeme Horley, ERC National Contact Point (Life Sciences and Physical Sciences & Engineering)

Science Foundation Ireland
Email: graeme.horley@sfi.ie Tel: 353 (0) 1 607 3118

Mr Paul Kilkenny, ERC National Contact Point (Social Sciences and Humanities)

Irish Research Council (IRC)
Email: pkilkenny@research.ie Tel: 353 (0) 1 231 5000