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The ERC operates according to a "curiosity-driven", or "bottom-up", approach, allowing researchers to identify new opportunities in any field of research. Accordingly the portfolio ERC funded projects spans a wide range of topics and research questions.

Since 2007, more than 9,500 projects have been selected to receive ERC funding throughout the EU Member States and the associated countries. 

Use the search facility to quickly and easily find examples of ERC funded projects.


Projects can be filtered according to funding scheme, call year, panel and/or country of host institution.
You can also use the search box and enter free text words, for instance names of universities or principal investigators.


Information displayed is automatically updated through the information available on the CORDIS platfom.
Only funded projects, whose grant agreements have been signed, appear in this section. 

Please note that the structure and descriptions of ERC panels have changed over the years. The panel structures for each year can be found in ERC annual work programmes. Panels displayed in this tool are the panels the projects were selected in.


Individuals' personal information contained in this database is published for information concerning their involvement in an ERC project. It shall only be used to contact them for matters related to their function. Processing this information for others purposes (such as further transmission, further publication, direct marketing and requests for information, which differ from the matters indicated) is illegal and liable to consequences according to applicable legislation.