ERC Proof of Concept grant
The ERC Proof of Concept grant is part of the European Research Council (ERC).The ERC 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 recognise the best ideas and talents.
Total budget: €250,000,000 – to be confirmed
Funding rate: 100%
Deadlines: 16 November 2021, 15 February/19 May/29 September 2022
Project duration: 1,5 years
Consortium: This action is open to Principal Investigators (PI) already benefitting from an ERC frontier research grant (Starting, Consolidator, Advanced and Synergy) of any nationality who intends to conduct their Proof of Concept activity in any EU Member State or Associated Country.
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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The ERC 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 Program, 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).
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