ERC – EUROPEAN RESEARCH COUNCIL

EC PROGRAMME: HORIZON 2020 – 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 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 H2020 programme Participant Portal, according online manual H2020. The ERC frontier research grants are available under the Work Programme WP 2019:

 

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 14/09/2018 17/10/2018 Bando
Consolitated Grants (CoG) Consolidated researchers PhD  > 7 ≤12 years research experience 2.0€ million 5 years 24/10/2018 07/02/2019
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 21/05/2019 29/08/2019
Proof of Concept (PoC) To bridge the gap between reserach and and marketable innovation. Dopo ERC Starting Grant €150.000 18 months 16/10/2018 22/01/2019
25/04/2019
19/09/2019
Call
Synergy Grants (SyG) Enhance and encourage pilot scheme for small groups of excellent researchers from 2 to 4 researchers 10€  milioni 6 anni 14/09/2018 08/11//2018 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…