ERC Grant Scheme

ERC grants are awarded to young and established researchers - the sole criterion for selection is excellence. By challenging Europe's brightest minds, the ERC aims to bring about new and unpredictable scientific and technological discoveries. There are two kinds of grants available: one for starting researchers and one for advanced researchers.

Starting researchers: Starting Grants

Target group

Young researchers who have the proven potential of becoming independent research leaders. These candidates must have received their first PhD or equivalent more than two years but less than nine years prior to the deadline of the call (exceptions are possible under certain circumstances). This must be the first time they establish or consolidate an independent research team or start to conduct independent research.

Grant

The grants amount to between € 100,000 (minimum) and € 400,000 (maximum) per year for a period of up to five years. For further explanation of this grant scheme please read in full: ERC Starting Independent Research Grant

For closing dates, programme brochures and registration visit the following page: http://erc.europa.eu/


Advanced researchers: Advanced Grants

Target group

Researchers who have already established themselves as leaders of independent research leaders. These candidates must have received their first PhD or equivalent more than nine years prior to the deadline of the call.

Grant

The grants amount to between € 100,000 and € 500,000 per year for a period of up to five years. For further explanation of this grant scheme, please read in full: ERC Advanced Investigator Grant

Grant application

General advice

The university department LURIS gives researchers (general) advice about the workings of the grant programme.
Contact details: ak.groeninx@luris.nl / 071 527 17 63 / 17 67

Budget help

The financial department (FEZ) can help you with the budget for your proposal. Contact the account manager for your research institute.

Help from the research institute

The faculty board has asked the research institutes to help their researchers in the preparation of promising proposals. The faculty board supports proposals that:
- show good potential,
- are within the financial boundaries of the grant programme,
- contain a budget that has been approved by the financial department (FEZ).

Submitting proposals online

Proposals are submitted electronically via the web-based Electronic Proposal Submission System (EPSS). To gain access to this system you are required to register. The actual submitting of proposals takes place in two stages:
1) pre-submission and selection,
2) candidates with selected provisional proposals submit their complete and final proposal

For closing dates, programme brochures and registration visit the following page: http://erc.europa.eu/

Last Modified: 17-07-2013