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StG2022
Press release
22 Nov 2022
European Research Council awards €636m in grants to emerging science talent across Europe
ERC Starting Grants 2022 - project highlights
Call highlights
22 Nov 2022
ERC Starting Grants 2022 - project highlights
Facts and figures
Update
07 Nov 2022
Starting Grants 2023 applications: Facts and figures
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Press release
27 Oct 2022
Two new Vice Presidents of the European Research Council elected
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Press release
25 Oct 2022
Twenty-nine groups backed by ERC Synergy Grants to tackle complex research questions
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Mapping ERC frontier research
31 Aug 2022
Insider view: How the ERC mapped science frontiers
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Mapping ERC frontier research
23 Aug 2022
External opinion: Mapping of ERC funded projects
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Mapping ERC frontier research
14 Jul 2022
Mapping the frontiers of science - ERC Scientific Council editorial
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COVID
28 Mar 2022
How the pandemic shaped the research environment
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Researchers from outside EU
13 Sep 2021
Researching water and flowing between continents
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19 Oct 2022
Are climate goals going up in smoke?
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05 Oct 2022
The health impact of food additives
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Putting an end to bullying
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20 Jul 2022
Roma history beyond marginalization
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28 Jun 2022
Bio-based architecture for sustainable living
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19 Oct 2022
Citizen Science and Frontier Research: ERC Annual Event 2022
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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Science Journalism Initiative

Deadline: 15 Dec 2022

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Proof of Concept

Deadlines: 24 Jan 2023, 20 Apr 2023, 21 Sep 2023

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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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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.  

ERC Scientific Council
ERC Scientific Council