The ERC Consolidator Grants 2022 call closed for applications on 17 March 2022. These are the preliminary data on the submitted proposals:
- The ERC received 2,222 proposals. This is a decrease of 16.2% compared to the 2021 call, when 2,648 applications were submitted.
- Physical Sciences and Engineering attracted the highest number of applications (937), followed by Social Science and Humanities (676), and Life Sciences (609).
- Women submitted 36.6% proposals, which is a slightly higher percentage than for the 2021 call (33.5%).
The ERC Work Programme earmarked €776 million for an estimated 388 Consolidator Grants in 2022. These amounts are still subject to change. The ERC is now starting the evaluation of the proposals. The selected projects will be announced at the beginning of February 2023.
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.