European Research Council - Starting Grant 2020 Call
*Please note the application process is now closed. We will advertise when we are accepting applications for this scheme again*
European Research Council - Starting Grants
The 2022 ERC Starting Grant Call is open on the Funding & Tender Opportunities Portal with a funder deadline of 13 January 2022.
The European Research Council Starting Grants are part of the main ERC frontier research grants 2022 funded by the European Union's Horizon Europe Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. 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.
OSGA holds an internal competition to decide which application(s) will be put forward under the scheme. Those who are interested to apply for this scheme should note that following the OSGA internal application procedure:
- By 29 November 2021, please express interest by sending to email@example.com and in CC firstname.lastname@example.org, by sending an abstract of the research proposal and your CV. Please indicate in the subject line your name and "ERC -STG 2022". The OSGA Research Committee will short-list candidates based on their expression of interest and CV.
- By 6 December 2021, the shortlisted candidates will be invited to send the first draft of their application (Part B) via email to email@example.com and in CC firstname.lastname@example.org.
- By 15 December 2021, the selected proposals will be invited to send the final draft of the application to email@example.com and in CC firstname.lastname@example.org. Please, DO NOT submit it via the Funding & Tender Opportunities portal, but send a pdf file of your application downloaded from the portal.
Formal institutional approval is required both from the Head of the host department and the University’s Research Services Office - RSs, therefore OSGA will formally ask by 04/01/2022 the RSS for the approval, and inform the applicant when the submission to the funder will be authorized.