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Press release
04 Oct 2022
Two grantees win 2022 Nobel Prize in Physics
Press release
03 Oct 2022
Svante Pääbo wins 2022 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
27 Sep 2022
“Research Excellence – quo vadis?”
Press release
23 Sep 2022
New member of the Scientific Council appointed
12 Sep 2022
Balzan Prize 2022 goes to ERC grantee for her groundbreaking work on the science of ice and climate
Press release
09 Sep 2022
EU and Thailand signs partnership for collaboration in frontier research
Press release
06 Sep 2022
55 ERC grantees are set to explore their research’s commercial potential
Mapping ERC frontier research
31 Aug 2022
Insider view: How the ERC mapped science frontiers
Mapping ERC frontier research
23 Aug 2022
External opinion: Mapping of ERC funded projects
Mapping ERC frontier research
14 Jul 2022
Mapping the frontiers of science - ERC Scientific Council editorial
28 Mar 2022
How the pandemic shaped the research environment
Researchers from outside EU
13 Sep 2021
Researching water and flowing between continents
Gender and Diversity
08 Mar 2021
The Sex and Gender dimension in frontier research
15 Dec 2020
Frontier research at the service of the coronavirus epidemic response
05 Oct 2022
The health impact of food additives
14 Sep 2022
Putting an end to bullying
20 Jul 2022
Roma history beyond marginalization
28 Jun 2022
Bio-based architecture for sustainable living
21 Jun 2022
Unearthing the social network of trees
07 Jun 2022
A new acoustic paradigm for cities
01 Jun 2022
Uncovering medieval stories held in parchment
European Research and Innovation days 2022
Webinar for researchers from Australia and New Zealand: applying for ERC grant
Webinar for researchers from India: applying for an ERC grant
Webinar for researchers from ASEAN: applying for an ERC grant
Webinar for researchers from China: applying for an ERC grant
Webinar for researchers from US & Canada: applying for an ERC Grant
Webinar for researchers from Japan, Singapore & South Korea: applying for an ERC Grant
Discover the ERC funding schemes
ERC Starting Grant

Grant up to 1.5€ million for 5 years
For promising early-career researchers with 2 to 7 years experience after PhD

ERC Consolidator Grant

Grant up to 2€ million for 5 years

For promising early-career researchers with 7 to 12 years experience after PhD

ERC Advanced Grant

Grant up to 2.5€ million for 5 years

For established research leaders with a recognised track record of research achievements

ERC Proof of Concept

Lump Sum Grant of 150.000€

For ERC grant holders to explore the commercial or societal potential innovation of their ERC frontier research project

ERC Synergy Grant

Grant up to 10€ million for 6 years

To address ambitious research questions that can only be answered by the coordinated work of a small group of 2-4 principal Investigators

Additional opportunities

For researchers wishing to work or gain experience in an ERC grantee’s team

Open calls
Starting Grant

Deadline: 25 Oct 2022

Synergy Grant

Deadline: 8 Nov 2022

Science Journalism Initiative

Deadline: 15 Dec 2022

Consolidator Grant

Deadline: 2 Feb 2023

Projects funded by the ERC

The ERC project database is an interactive tool that features data on projects funded by the ERC. 

The tool allows users to access project details with the help of filters, to generate statistics and to export data in different formats.  

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ERC funding explained
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The ERC is composed of an independent Scientific Council and an Executive Agency.   

The Scientific Council governs the ERC and is responsible for setting the ERC's scientific strategy.  

It consists of eminent scientists and scholars.  

The ERC Executive Agency (ERCEA) implements the ERC strategy as set by the Scientific Council and oversees the day-to-day grant administration.  

ERC Scientific Council
ERC Scientific Council