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 3 core funding schemes and one additional scheme for ERC grant holders.
ERC Starting Grants
For top researchers with 2 to 7 years experience after PhD
Grants up to €1.5 million for 5 years
ERC Consolidator Grants
For top researchers with 7 to 12 years experience after PhD
Grants up to €2 million for 5 years
ERC Advanced Grants
For established researchers who have a recent research track-record which identifies them as leaders in their respective field of research
Grants up to €2.5 million for 5 years