ERC Starting Grant call

Did you complete your PhD research between two and seven years ago? Do you have a good track record? Are you interested in establishing your own research team and conducting independent research? Then the ERC Starting Grant may be of interest to you. The ERC Work Programme 2017 and Information for Applicants to the Starting and Consolidator Grant 2017 can be found online.

ERC Starting Grants are designed to support excellent Principal Investigators at the career stage at which they are starting their own independent research team or programme. Applicant Principal Investigators must demonstrate the ground-breaking nature, ambition and feasibility of their scientific proposal.

Starting Grants may be awarded up to a maximum of €1,500 000 for a period of 5 years. However, up to an additional €500,000 can be requested in the proposal to cover (a) eligible “start-up” costs for Principal Investigators moving to the EU or an Associated Country from elsewhere as a consequence of receiving the ERC grant and/or (b) the purchase of major equipment and/or (c) access to large facilities.

The Principal Investigator shall have been awarded their first PhD at least 2 and up to 7 years prior to 1 January 2017. The effective elapsed time since the award of the first PhD can be reduced in certain properly documented circumstances. A competitive Starting Grant Principal Investigator must have already shown the potential for research independence and evidence of maturity, for example by having produced at least one important publication as main author or without the participation of their PhD supervisor. Applicant Principal Investigators should also be able to demonstrate a promising track record of early achievements appropriate to their research field and career stage, including significant publications (as main author) in major international peer-reviewed multidisciplinary scientific journals, or in the leading international peer-reviewed journals of their respective field. They may also demonstrate a record of invited presentations in well-established international conferences, granted patents, awards, prizes etc.

The ERC Work Programme 2017 and Information for Applicants to the Starting and Consolidator Grant 2017 can be found online.

For more information contact your funding Advisor, Merle Achten.

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