- Grant agreement Preparation Forms (GPFs)
For successful proposals, the Commission/ERCEA will enter into negotiations to prepare a grant agreement. The necessary administrative information is collected in a set of forms, called Grant agreement Preparation Forms (GPFs) that cover only the administrative data of the grant agreement.
- Grant Holder
When awarded an ERC grant, applicants (Principal Investigators and Host Institutions) become grant holders.
- Grants (frontier research)
Grants, as provided by the ERC, are direct financial contributions, by way of donation, from the EU budget to finance actions intended to help achieving an objective forming part of a European Union policy, here the Research & Innovation policy.
ERC 'frontier' research grants are available to support researchers in carrying out investigator driven frontier research projects. ERC Starting Grants are available for early career independent researchers with up to 2 Mio EUR funding per grant. ERC Advanced Grants are available for established research leaders allow up to 3.5 million EUR funding per grant.
The formal parties to an ERC Grant Agreement are, on the one hand, the ERCEA, and, on the other hand, the Host Institution as the beneficiary of the grant.
- Guide for Applicants
The Guide for Applicants provides practical information to potential applicants in preparing and submitting an application for an ERC 'frontier' research or a CSA Grant. In addition, it provides a general overview on the ERC peer review evaluation process and presents the main features of the ERC grant agreement and the management of ERC grants.
- Guide for Grant Holders
Provides practical guidance to Principal Investigators, as well as to their Host Institutions in managing an ERC grant. The guide describes the principles of the ERC Model Grant Agreement and its main management requirements.
- Guide for Peer Reviewers
Specifies in detail the reviewing process of ERC financed projects, its inputs and outputs, and it the responsibilities of the participants in the process. It details the "Rules" on a number of important issues, such as: clarification of the methodology as regards inter-disciplinary proposals; practical guidelines for the management of conflict of interest; clarification of inter-panel and inter-domain issues.