The selection of scientific and scholarly proposals for ERC funding is based on international peer review with excellence as the sole criterion. The ERC uses a typical panel-based system, in which panels of high-level scientists and/or scholars make recommendations for funding.
The panels of each grant are grouped into three disciplinary domains that cover the entire spectrum of science, engineering and scholarship:
- Social sciences and Humanities (SH)
- Life sciences (LS)
- Physical and Engineering Sciences (PE)
Research proposals of a multi and inter disciplinary nature are strongly encouraged throughout the ERC's schemes. Proposals of this type are evaluated by the ERC's regular panels with the appropriate external expertise.
Composition of the panels
Each ERC panel consists of a chairman and 10-16 members. The Panel Chair and the Panel Members are selected by the ERC Scientific Council on the basis of their scientific reputation.
In addition to the Panel Members (who act as “generalists”), the ERC evaluations rely on input from remote experts external to the panel, called referees. They are scientists and scholars who bring in the necessary specialised expertise.
Before the deadline of a call, the names of the panel chairs are published on the ERC website. Similarly, the names of panel members are published, however, after the evaluation process is concluded.
Panel Chairs and Panel Members from the ERC Starting Grant 2015+2016 calls
Panel Chairs and Panel Members from the ERC Consolidator Grant 2015+2016 calls
Panel Chairs from the ERC Advanced Grant 2015+2016 call
Panel Members from the ERC Proof of Concept 2015 call
Panel lists of calls from previous years are in the Document Library, under Info for Applicants/Evaluation panels
The ERC commemorates previous ERC panel members who passed away
|Prof. Uffe HAAGERUP
|Prof. Willem WILLEMS||13/12/2014|
|Prof. Demetris TRICHOPOULOS||01/12/2014|
|Prof. H. Patrick GLENN||01/10/2014|
|Prof Kathrin MÜHLEMANN||05/11/2012|
|Prof Dame Louise JOHNSON||25/09/2012|
|Prof Steve RAWLINGS||13/01/2012|
|Prof Rodolfo Del SOLE||11/09/2011|
|Dr Lee SCHIPPER||16/08/2011|
|Prof Anna Maria SIEWIERSKA||06/08/2011|
|Prof. Zsolt KAJCSOS||27/07/2011|
|Dr Lucas HERNANDEZ||25/07/2011|
|Prof Gerald KEATING||27/11/2010|
|Prof Fred NILSSON||28/07/2009|
|Prof Emmanuelle CARON||08/07/2009|
|Prof Rajeev MOTWANI||05/06/2009|
|Prof Iulius BORCEA||08/04/2009|
|Prof Vito DI GESU||2009|
|Prof Haim RING||15/09/2008|
|Prof Juergen WARNATZ||22/12/2007|
|Prof Peter V. HOBBS||2005|
|Prof Stephen G. WAXMAN|