REMINDER: Deadlines for ERC calls for proposals are swiftly approaching

The European Research Council (ERC) has launched several frontier research grants under Work Programme 2015: if you are considering applying for ERC funding, NOW is the time!




1/ ERC Starting Grant.

They are designed to support excellent Principal Investigators early on in their careers, i.e. at a stage at which they are starting their own independent research team or programme.

Eligibility: the Principal Investigator must have been awarded her/his first PhD at least 2 years (and at most 7 years) prior to the publication date of  the call for proposals of the ERC Starting Grant.

Deadline: FEBRUARY 3rd, 2015 - 05:00 PM.

2/ ERC Proof of Concept Grant.
They aim to maximise the value of the excellent research that the ERC funds, by funding further work (i.e. activities which were not scheduled to be funded by the original ERC frontier research grant) to verify the innovation potential of ideas arising from ERC funded projects.

Eligibility: Principal Investigators (PI) already benefitting from an ERC frontier research grant (Starting, Consolidator, Advance and Synergy) of any nationality who intends to conduct their Proof of Concept activity in any EU Member State or Associated Country. Proof of Concept Grants are therefore on offer only to  ERC grant holders (PI) whose proposals draw substantially on their ERC funded research.

Deadline: It is a continuous call with three deadlines: 1. FEBRUARY 5th, 2015 - 05:00 PM; 2. May 28th, 2015 - 05:00 PM; 3. October 1st, 2015 - 05:00 PM.

An applicant may submit only one  eligible application per call.

3/ ERC Consolidator Grant
They are designed to support excellent Principal Investigators at the career stage at which they may still be consolidating their own independent research team or programme.

Eligibility: The Principal Investigator must have been awarded her/his first PhD at least 7 years (and at most 12 years) prior to the publication date of  the call for proposals of the ERC Consolidator Grant.

Deadline: MARCH 12th, 2015 - 05:00 PM.

LINK to DETAILED INFORMATION ABOUT CALLS, the H2020 MANUAL AND ELECTRONIC APPLICATION SUBMISSION: ERC's Research & Innovation Participants Portal

Research at Sciences Po (Mission Europe) can assist you in drafting your proposals.

Contacts: olivier.romeo@sciencespo.fr, edda.nitschke@sciencespo.fr

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