04 August 2010


The European Research Council (ERC) funds every year excellent research projects in any scientific discipline aiming at broadening the scientific and technological knowledge ("frontier research"). Top researchers of any nationality and  from anywhere in the world can apply, as long as  their ERC project will be carried out in a public or private institution based in Europe ( EU Member State  or Associated Country ). The grants are for up to 5 years.
  • All fields of research are eligible
  • All researchers are eligible: from any country in the world, regardless of nationality, type of institution, or age 

    Two types of ERC grants:
  • Starting Grants, for the best researchers with 2 to 10 years of experience after their PhD;
  • Advanced Grants, for top research leaders, with at least 10 years of experience and significant research achievements
  • Attractive long-term funding: each project can receive up to 2 Million € (for Starting Grants) or up to 3.5 Million € (for Advanced Grants), for up to 5 years
  • Principal Investigators and their research team are supported: no trans-national partnerships nor consortia are required
The ERC has yearly calls for proposals covering all scientific fields: Life Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities, Physical Science and Engineering

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