European Research Council grants
The European Research Council (ERC)’s mission is to encourage the highest quality of research in Europe through competitive funding and to support investigator-driven frontier research across all fields, on the basis of scientific excellence.
Being ‘bottom-up’ in nature, the ERC approach allows researchers to identify new opportunities and directions in any field of research, rather than being led by priorities set by politicians. It is a highly competitive funding scheme (10% success rate on average for Starting and Consolidator grants, 14% for Advanced grants).
Researchers from anywhere in the world can apply for a European Research Council (ERC) grant to come to Europe and conduct research (for at least 50% of their working time). Currently, over 300 ERC grantees out of nearly 4,000 are non-Europeans. Research teams set up by ERC grantees are highly international – an estimated 20% of team members are non-Europeans.
- ERC Starting Grant (deadline 4 February 2015)
- ERC Proof of Concept Grant (deadline 6 February 2015)
- ERC Consolidator Grant (deadline 13 March 2015)
Source: Euraxess Links Japan