ERC – EUROPEAN RESEARCH COUNCIL

ERC PROGRAMME: Horizon Europe (2021 -2027) – Pillar Excellent Science – European Research Council (ERC)  link

The European Research Council (ERC) funds excellent researchers (Principal Investigators), with excellent curricula, from any nationality and age wishing to carry out research activities  ( Panel) in theMember States of European Union [1]or in the Associated Countries[2].

ERC enhances:

  • Long term funding for High Risk – High Gain research projects;
  • in any field with a “bottom-up” frontier research approach, without any priority but only based on scientific excellence;
  • Breakthrough research helping to bring new and unpredictable scientific and technologies. Applied research is not a requirement.

ERC calls are published on Horizon Europe programme Participant Portal, according to the ERC Work ProgrammE  ERC WP 2021.

 

ERC CALL IDENTIFIER DESCRIPTION ELEGIBILITY CRITERIA BUDGET PERIOD OPENING DATE DEADLINE LINK
Starting Grants (StG) Early stage researchers PhD > 2 ≤7 years research experience 1.5€ million 5 years 25/02/2021 09/04/2021 Call
Consolitated Grants (CoG) 

 

Consolidated researchers PhD  > 7 ≤12 years research experience 2.0€ million 5 years 11/03/2021 20/04/2021 Call

 

Advanced Grants (AdG) Established research leaders of any nationality and any age to pursue ground-breaking and high-risk projects opening new directions in the research field. Over 10  years research experience 2.5€ million 5 years Tentative 20/05/2021 31/08/2021 Call
Proof of Concept (PoC) To bridge the gap between reserach and and marketable innovation. Dopo ERC Starting Grant €150.000 18 months Tentative 15/07/2021 14/10/2021 Call
Synergy Grants (SyG) Enhance and encourage pilot scheme for small groups of excellent researchers from 2 to 4 researchers 10€  milioni 6 anni 15/07/2021 10/11//2021 Call

ERC covers:

  • 100% funding of total eligible direct and approved costs.
  • 25% Flat-rate of total eligible costs.

 

[1] European Union Member Countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Holland, Poland, Portugal, United Kingdom, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Hungary

[2] Associated countries:   http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/data/ref/h2020/grants_manual/h…