The ERC’s mission is to encourage the highest quality research in Europe through competitive funding and to support investigator-driven frontier research across all fields, on the basis of scientific excellence.
The next call has recently been published for funding for researchers satisfying the following criteria .
The figure below taken from the “Information document from the EC for Starting and Consolidator Grant Calls” shows that:
Starting Grants details:
|Opening Date||25th of February 2021|
|Deadline||08th April 2021 (17:00)|
|Overall EC budget for 2021||619.000.000€|
|Maximum budget per project||1.500.000€|
|Number of projects to be funded (max.)||Max. 412 projects|
Starting grant profiles:
- A competitive STG PI 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.
- All PIs 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 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.
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