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European Research Council - ERC
The program funds fundamental, base-knowledge pioneering research on all research topics under the direction of the European Research Council. It will be continued as part of the "Excellent Science" categary within the H2020 program.
ERC Starting Grant
Funding for independent junior researchers of all nationalities who have 2-7 years of experience after completing a doctorate degree (or an equivalent, comparable degree) and those with very promising scientific track records.
Funding of up to € 1.5 million, 5-year term, evaluation criteria: see annual call "wissenschaftliche Exzellenz, Annual Call"
ERC Consolidator Grant
This grant provides financial support for junior researchers/scientists to pursue a career conducting more independent and autonomous research. This should allow young, talented researchers who have new ideas and dynamics to conduct cutting-edge research in Europe.
Funding for independent junior researchers of all nationalities who have 7-12 years of experience after completing a doctorate degree (or an equivalent, comparable academic degree) and those who have a promising scientific track record.
Excellent research proposal, funding of up to €2.5 million per project, 5-year term, evaluation criteria includes scientific excellence, annual call.
ERC Advanced Grant
For established, leading scientists/researchers to pursue new, ambitious approaches to research. An ERC Advanced Grant has been designed to support researchers who are already independent and established.
Research fields include all areas of science, technology and academia.
A submission to be Prinicipal Investigator for an Advanced Grant does not require a doctorate degree but most certainly an outstanding profile ("Koryphae").
Funding per project: up to €2.5 million, 5-year term, annual call.
ERC Proof of Concept
This initiative is aimed primarily at researchers, scientists and academics who have already been awarded an ERC Starting Grant or ERC Advanced Grant. At the time of the "ERC Proof of Concept" call, the project must still be active and/or have concluded no longer than 12 months prior. Ideas stemming from the project should transferable to fields of innovation, creating a clear link to the current ERC project.
ERC Synergy Grants
The "ERC Synergy Grants" will most likely be included in the 2018 work program and is aimed at small groups of two to four "principal investigators" (PI) and their teams. The idea was to bring together complementary skills, knowledge and resources to jointly address research problems "to the extent of one's knowledge" in a way that each individual PI couldn't alone.