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In the ERC Proof of Concept (PoC) Grants, given the shorter length (in comparison to ERC Frontier Research Grants), the project report is required only once, at the end of the project, and will combine the technical and financial aspects in one single document.
Article 20 of the H2020 ERC PoC Grant Agreement defines the reporting requirements. The ERC PoC report must be prepared and submitted online via the Funding & Tenders Portal.
ERC PoC 2019 proposals are evaluated on a 'Pass/Fail' basis on each of the evaluation criterion. The applicant receives the feedback on the outcome of the peer review evaluation in the form of an evaluation report. This indicates whether the proposal is retained for funding and provides the passed/failed status for each of the evaluation criteria, with corresponding comments given by the panel.
More information on the evaluation procedure can be found in the ERC Work Programme 2019, in the section relevant to the call.
For the ERC 2019 PoC call, although it is not mandatory to provide the names of individual team members or their CVs, the PoC plan needs to include justification that the persons working on the tasks are well qualified for the purpose. The description of the team needs to be filled in the Part B – section 3b.
More information on the submission and evaluation procedures can be found in the ERC Work Programme 2019, in the section relevant to the call.
For the Proof of Concept (PoC) 2019 call, applicants submit the whole proposal that is evaluated in a single step by the independent experts.
For more information on the evaluation process, please refer to the ERC Work Programme 2019.
There are no shares or quotas by domain or discipline for the ERC Proof of Concept (PoC) 2019 call. No domain or field is excluded and the possibility for innovation arising from the social sciences and humanities to apply for a PoC funding is fully recognised.
 As stated in the ERC Work Programme 2019: “Research proposals within the scope of Annex I to the Euratom Treaty, namely those directed towards nuclear energy applications, shall be submitted to relevant calls under the Euratom Framework Programme.”