ERC Grants

The European Research Council ERC supports world-class research. The grants are awarded to excellent researchers at different career levels to help build a team around an original and groundbreaking research idea.

ERC awards grants for three career levels: Starting Grant, Consolidator Grant and Advanced Grant. Moreover, there is Synergy Grant, which had been awarded twice in 2011 and 2012, and Proof of Concept, which can be applied for by ERC grant recipients with the aim to commercialise results of the ERC grant. ERC was founded in 2007 and SCIENCE has received 35 grants in total as PI (which means that a SCIENCE-researcher has gotten the grant and is responsible for the project) including a project transferred to SCIENCE after obtained grant. The list below shows ongoing projects.

ERC Starting Grant

ERC Starting Grant is for young talented researchers with 2-7 years of experience. As a starting point 1,5 mill EUR will be awarded over the course of 5 years. From 2007 – 2012 the ERC Starting Grant also comprised of the group, which from 2013 was separated to become ERC Consolidator Grant.

ERC Consolidator Grant

ERC Consolidator Grant is aimed at researchers with 7-12 years of experience. As a starting point, maximum 2 mill. EUR will be awarded over the course of five years. ERC Consolidator Grant has existed as an independent grant since 2013. Earlier it was a part of ERC Starting Grant.

ERC Advanced Grant

ERC Advanced Grant is targeted top researchers. The grants amount to up to 2,5 mill. EUR over the course of five years

ERC Synergy Grant

ERC Synergy Grant has so far only been awarded twice and very few grants. It is awarded to a collaboration of 2-4 researchers at same level as the other ERC grants.