European Research Council - Starting Grant 2020 Call
European Research Council - Starting Grants
The European Research Council aims to "provide attractive, long-term funding to support excellent investigators and their research teams to pursue ground-breaking, high-gain/high-risk research. Research funded by the ERC is expected to lead to advances at the frontiers of knowledge and to set a clear and inspirational target for frontier research across Europe".
Starting Grants will support excellent Principal Investigators at the career stage at which they are starting their own independent research team or programme. Applicants must demonstrate the ground-breaking nature, ambition, and feasibility of their scientific proposal. The ERC actions are open to researchers of any nationality, within 2-7 years of experience since completion of PhD, who intend to conduct their research activity in any EU Member State or Associated Country. Principal Investigators may be of any age and nationality and may reside in any country in the world at the time of the application.
There are currently no open calls for Starting Grants. The European Research Council published a tentative timetable for the 2022 call available on https://erc.europa.eu/news/calls-2022-tentative-dates. The Oxford School of Global and Area Studies will run an internal selection process to identify the proposal(s) to support and that is expected to open it at the end of July 2021.
Information about the scheme are available on the ERC website on https://erc.europa.eu/funding/starting-grants and on the same page is available the ECR Work Programme 2021 https://ec.europa.eu/info/funding-tenders/opportunities/docs/2021-2027/horizon/wp-call/2021/wp_horizon-erc-2021_en.pdf