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European Research Council (ERC) funding schemes are open to top researchers of any nationality or age who wish to carry out their frontier research in the 28 EU Member States or associated countries.
There are three ERC core funding schemes and two additional schemes.
ERC Starting Grants
Support top researchers with 2 to 7 years of experience after their PhD
Grants amount to up to €2 million for five years
ERC Consolidator Grants
Support top researchers with 7 to 12 years of experience after their PhD
Grants amount to up to €2.75 million for five years
ERC Advanced Grants
Open to excellent established researchers who have a recent research track-record which identifies them as leaders in their respective field of research
Grants amount up to €3.5 million for five years
ERC Proof of Concept
For ERC grant holders only
Bridging gap between research - earliest stage of marketable innovation
Grants amount up to €150,000