Apply for funding from the ERC under the new work programme WP2024

This autumn, the European Research Council (ERC) has millions of kronor in research funding available for applicants. All calls are open for researchers in all scientific disciplines. The Swedish Research Council supports researchers at Swedish higher education institutions in the application process.

Starting Grant (closes 24 October 2023)

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.

Synergy Grant (closes 8 November 2023)

The Synergy Grant is aimed at teams of 2–4 researchers, who are addressing a joint research project. The research team may apply for a grant to cover 6 years and a total of 10 million EUR.

Consolidator Grant (closes 12 December 2023)

The Consolidator Grant is intended for researchers with a research team who wish to strengthen their roles as research leaders and who were awarded a doctoral degree 7–12 years ago. The grant covers on average 2 million EUR over 5 years.

Advanced Grant (closes 29 August 2024)

This call is aimed at established researchers. You may apply for a grant to cover 5 years and a total of 2.5 million EUR.

Proof of Concept (two different deadlines, one in March and one in September 2024)

Those who have already received funding from the ERC have the opportunity of applying for further funding under the Proof of Concept call. You may apply for 150 000 EUR to cover 18 months. Please note that there is also a call under the previous work programme, with a deadline of 21 September 2023.

Read more about the new work programme and the calls on the ERC’s website External link.

Information meeting 20 September

The new work programme includes some changes in the assessment of applications. The ERC will be explaining more at a webinar on 20 September, at 12.15–13.15. There will also be opportunities to ask questions.

Read more about the information meeting on the ERC’s website External link.



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Podcast with the president of ERC

Maria Leptin was a guest in our podcast when she and the ERC Scientific Council were visiting Stockholm on 28–30 June 2023.

Listen to the podcast on Spotify External link.


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