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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
ERC Starting Grants aim to support top researchers with 2 to 7 years of experience after their PhD.
Grants amount to up to €2 million for up to five years.
ERC Consolidator Grants
ERC Consolidator Grants are designed to support top researchers with 7 to 12 years of experience after their PhD.
Grants amount to up to €2.75 million for up to five years.
ERC Advanced Grants
ERC Advanced Grants are 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 to up to €3.5 million for up to five years.
ERC Proof of Concept
For ERC grant holders only. Bridging gap between research - earliest stage of marketable innovation. Up to €150,000.