European Research Council (ERC) Funding

European Research Council (ERC) funding schemes are open to top researchers of any nationality or age who wish to carry out their frontier research.  There are 3 core funding schemes and 1 additional scheme for ERC grant holders.  There are also opportunities to work or gain experience in ERC teams. 

  • ERC Starting Grants - For top researchers with 2 to 7 years experience after PhD.  Grants up to €1.5 million for 5 years. 
  • ERC Consolidator Grants - For top researchers with 7 to 12 years experience after PhD.  Grants up to €2 million for 5 years. 
  • ERC Advanced Grants - For established researchers who have a recent research track-record which identifies them as leaders in their respective field of research. Grants up to €2.5 million for 5 years. 
  • ERC Proof of Concept - For ERC grant holders only.  Bridging gap between research - earliest stage of marketable innovation.  Grants up to €150,000. 
  • Other ERC opportunities - For researchers wishing to work or gain experience in an ERC grantee's team. 

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