Applications for ERC Consolidator Grants 2021: Facts and figures
23 April 2021
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The call for ERC Consolidator Grants 2021 closed for applications on 20 April 2021.These are the preliminary data on the submitted proposals:

  • The ERC received 2,648 proposals, an increase of 5.6% compared to the 2020 call when 2,506 applications were submitted.
  • Physical Sciences and Engineering attracted the highest number of applications (1,112), followed by Life Sciences (779), and Social Science and Humanities (757).
  • Women submitted 33.5% proposals, which is about the same share as in the previous call (33.6%).

 The ERC Work Programme earmarked €633 million for an estimated 317 Consolidator Grants in 2021.

The ERC is now starting evaluation of the proposals. The selected projects will be announced in March 2022.

ERC Consolidator Grants are designed to support excellent researchers at the career stage at which they may still be consolidating their own independent research team or programme. Applicants must demonstrate the ground-breaking nature, ambition and feasibility of their scientific proposals.



Marcin Mońko
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