ERC Starting Grant
Funding source: European Research Council (ERC)
Funding: own position, postdocs, PhD students, equipment, travel; up to 1.5 million Euro in total
Duration: 5 years
Eligibility: PhD awarded > 2 and ≤ 7 years prior to 1 January of the year of the call ; open for researchers of any nationality; host institutions must be established in an EU Member State or Associated Country.
Deadlines: Once a year (mid-October)
The ERC supports projects, which are carried out by individual research teams headed by a single Principal Investigator (PI) of any nationality.
Grants are awarded to the host institution that engages and hosts the PI. The PI will be employed by the host institution. The PI does not need to be employed by the host institution at the time when the proposal is submitted. Host institutions must be established in an EU Member State or Associated Country.
The Starting Grant PI must have already shown the potential for research independence and evidence of maturity. The PI should 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 the leading international peer-reviewed journals of their respective field.