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Apply for ERC funding this autumn

This autumn large amounts of research funding are made available for applicants by the European Research Council (ERC). All calls are open for all subject areas. The Swedish Research Council supports researchers and research officers at Swedish higher education institutions in the application process.

  • Advanced Grant (closes 29 August)
    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 (closes 19 September)
    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.
  • Starting Grant (closes 16 October)
    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 5 November)
    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.


Read more about the calls and apply on the ERC’s website.external link

Read more about the Swedish Research Council’s work with the ERC and how we support researchers

PUBLISHED ON 21 August 2019

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  1. 14 researchers in Sweden to receive an ERC Starting grant

    It has now been decided who will get an ERC Starting grant. In total, 408 researchers will share more than 6 billion SEK, to be used in developing their research and building up their own teams. 14 of them have a Swedish host institution.

  2. Workshop for Consolidator Grant candidates

    On September 2, we welcome candidates to ERC's call for Consolidator Grant for a preparatory workshop with us.

  3. Workshop: Starting Grant candidate interviews

    The Swedish Research Council welcomes ERC Starting Grant candidates and research coordinators to a workshop for all research domains.