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The annual Work Programme for the European Research Council is the legal document which sets out how the ERC will allocate its funding for the corresponding year. It is established by the Scientific Council of the ERC and subsequently adopted by the European Commission.
The adoption of the 2019 ERC Work Programme, originally planned for mid-July, is expected in mid-September. An update on the expected opening date will be posted on this website on 4 September.
The 2019 Starting Grant call, which was expected to be opened in mid-July, will open upon Work Programme adoption. The Starting Grant call will be open for a shorter time than usual, as the call closure date is expected to be 17 October 2018.
The 2019 Synergy Grant call, which was expected to be opened also in mid-July, will open upon Work Programme adoption. The Synergy Grant call will be open for a shorter time than usual, as the call closure date is expected to be 8 November 2018.
The ERC Work Programme 2019 has been established by the Scientific Council but not yet adopted by the European Commission. The Work Programme established by the Scientific Council is similar to the Work Programme 2018. However, the Scientific Council has decided on the introduction of some novelties, as presented here.
This information is made public to provide potential participants with the expected relevant dates for upcoming calls and information on the expected content of the calls. Only the adopted Work Programme will have legal value. The information provided does not commit or engage the European Commission with regards to the adoption of the Work Programme and its content.