The European Research Council (ERC) Work Programme for 2018 has now been adopted, with the following indicative key dates:
Please follow the links below for further information on the open calls:
ERC Starting Grants are designed to support excellent Principal Investigators at the career stage at which they are starting their own independent research team or programme. Applicant Principal Investigators must demonstrate the ground-breaking nature, ambition and feasibility of their scientific proposal.
The Synergy Grants are intended to enable minimum two to maximum four Principal Investigators and their teams to bring together complementary skills, knowledge, and resources in new ways, in order to jointly address ambitious research problems.
The aim is to promote substantial advances at the frontiers of knowledge, to cross-fertilize scientific fields, and to encourage new productive lines of enquiry and new methods and techniques, including unconventional approaches and investigations at the interface between established disciplines. This should enable transformative research not only at the forefront of European science but also to become a benchmark on a global scale.
Applicants Principal Investigators must demonstrate the synergies, complementarities and added value that could lead to breakthroughs that would not be possible by the individual Principal Investigators working alone.
There will be posts to follow as the other calls open.
UKRO has also made further information available to subscribers. To access this content, please go to their website and register, if you have not already done so. Just search on ‘synergy grants’ and/or ‘ERC 2018’.
If are considering applying for any ERC calls, even those not yet open, please contact Emily Cieciura, RKEO’s Research Facilitator: EU & International, for help and support.