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With 366 grants ERC offsets pause in Proof of Concept funding
24 Jan 2023
With 366 grants ERC offsets pause in Proof of Concept funding
Press release
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19 Jan 2023
New study reveals how frontier research spurs patented inventions
Press release
ERC Scientific Council decides changes to the evaluation forms and processes for the 2024 calls
19 Dec 2022
ERC Scientific Council decides changes to the evaluation forms and processes for the 2024 calls
Press release
ERC
16 Dec 2022
ERC grant competitions 2021: Final lists of researchers offered funding
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ScC-dec2022
07 Dec 2022
Distinguished scientists and scholars to join the ERC Scientific Council
Press release
Dorte Riemenschneider and Silke Voigt-Heucke
19 Dec 2022
The transformative potential of citizen science
Citizen science
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31 Aug 2022
Insider view: How the ERC mapped science frontiers
Mapping ERC frontier research
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23 Aug 2022
External opinion: Mapping of ERC funded projects
Mapping ERC frontier research
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14 Jul 2022
Mapping the frontiers of science - ERC Scientific Council editorial
Mapping ERC frontier research
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07
December
2022
09:00 - 15:30
Citizen Science and Frontier Research: ERC Annual Event 2022

Citizen science refers to activities conducted by scientists in collaboration or consultation with the public at any stage of a research project.

It can range from citizens and local communities photographing and analysing new auroral phenomena, collecting samples of fruit flies in rural areas, to using geographical analysis and visualisation tools coupled with their local environmental knowledge, or annotating performed music structures in an online platform. 

Hybrid - Brussels, Belgium
World Economic Forum
16
January
2023
17:00 - 12:00
ERC at the World Economic Forum's annual meeting 2023 in Davos

For the tenth time, the European Research Council (ERC) will attend the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, from 16 to 20 January, to bring science to the discussions. ERC President Prof. Maria Leptin will speak in several sessions, of which two are live-streamed, on the state of the pandemic and on science collaboration. Stellar ERC-funded researchers - Professors Johan Rockström, Joyeeta Gupta, Martin Vetteri as well as Anna Fontcuberta and Jonathan Home - also share their latest scientific insights.

Davos
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
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Proof of Concept

Deadlines: 20 Apr 2023, 21 Sep 2023

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Consolidator Grant

Deadline: 2 Feb 2023

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Advanced Grant

Deadline: 23 May 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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Q&A on ERC grant competitions
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Amazing ERC science projects
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Tips on engaging the public with research
Organisation

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.  

Scientific Council
ERC Scientific Council