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European Research Council (ERC) grants

ERC Work Programme grants are highly competitive, so an outstanding track record is an important factor of success. Along with seeking groundbreaking research, the program aims to recognize the most ambitious ideas and talents. Multiple types of grants are available within the ERC Work Programme 2021, for multiple stages of your career (Starting, Advanced, and Consolidator), a follow-up (Proof of Concept) of your running ERC grant, or a consortium grant (Synergy).

ERC Starting Grant

Subsidy: €1,500,000 – €2,000,000

Foreseen Deadlines: 8 April 2021, 13 January 2022 (tentative)

Scope: Starting Grants are designed to support excellent Principal Investigators at the career stage at which they are starting their own independent research team or programme. Applicant Principal Investigators must demonstrate the ground-breaking nature, ambition and feasibility of their scientific proposal.

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ERC Consolidator Grant

Subsidy: up to €2,000,000 (+ €1,000,000)

Foreseen Deadlines: 20 April 2021, 17 March 2022 (tentative)

Scope: Consolidator Grants are designed to support excellent Principal Investigators at the career stage at which they may still be consolidating their own independent research team or programme. Applicant Principal Investigators must demonstrate the ground-breaking nature, ambition and feasibility of their scientific proposal.

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ERC Advanced Grant

Subsidy: up to €2,500,000 (+ €1,000,000)

Foreseen Deadlines: 31 August 2021, 28 April 2022 (tentative)

Scope: Advanced Grants are designed to support excellent Principal Investigators at the career stage at which they are already established research leaders with a recognised track record of research achievements. Applicant Principal Investigators must demonstrate the ground-breaking nature, ambition and feasibility of their scientific proposal.

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ERC Proof of Concept Grant

Subsidy: €150,000

Foreseen Deadlines: 14 October 2021, 15 February/19 May/29 September 2022 (tentative)

Scope: The objective is to provide funds to enable ERC-funded ideas to be brought to a pre-demonstration stage where potential commercialisation or societal opportunities have been identified.

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ERC Synergy Grant

Subsidy: max. €10,000,000 + additional €4,000,000 in specific cases (moving, purchase of major equipment or access to large facilities)

Foreseen Deadlines: 10 November 2021 (tentative)

Scope: Synergy Grant aims to bring together complementary skills, knowledge, and resources in new ways, in order to jointly address ambitious research problems is to address ambitious research questions in any field that can only be answered by the coordinated work of a small group of 2-4 principal investigators.

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About ERC

The ERC Work Programme grants are highly competitive and an outstanding track record is an important factor of success. As well as the research carried out by the researcher, it is an ambitious program aiming to recognize the best ideas and talents. Multiple types of grants are available within the ERC Work Programme.

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