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.




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