Dates set for ERC calls 2021

Within the new framework programme Horizon Europe, the European Research Council (ERC) is making large amounts of research funding available for applicants in 2021. All calls are open for all subject areas. The first call opens on 25 February.

Starting Grant (25 February–8 April)

The Starting Grant is aimed at researchers at the beginning of their careers, who were awarded a doctoral degree 2–7 years ago. You may apply for 1.5 million EUR to cover 5 years.

Consolidator Grant (11 March–20 April)

The Consolidator Grant is aimed at researchers who have recently established a research team and wish to reinforce their role as a research director (7–12 years after completing a doctorate). You may apply for up to 2 million EUR for a period of maximum 5 years.

Advanced Grant (20 May– 31 August)

The Advanced Grant is aimed at established researchers. You may apply for up to 2.5 million EUR to cover 5 years.

Read more about the calls and apply on the ERC's website External link.

The ERC has produced instruction videos for those who plan to apply for grants. You can find them on the ERC's YouTube channel External link.




  1. Interview training for the ERC Starting Grant

    The Swedish Research Council is organising a workshop series for European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant candidates to obtain advice and inspiration for the interview with the ERC panel. Administrative staff at Swedish universities who work wi...

  2. One researcher in Sweden to receive an ERC Proof of Concept Grant

    It has now been decided who will receive an ERC Proof of Concept Grant in the second call for 2022. One of the researches awarded the grant is affiliated to a Swedish university.

  3. ERC Synergy Grant information webinar

    Welcome 15 June to an information webinar about ERC Synergy grant (SyG). The next call, ERC-2023-SyG, is tentatively due to open in July 2022, with a deadline in November 2022.