European Research Council
The ERC aims to encourage the highest quality research in Europe through competitive funding and to support investigator-driven frontier research across all fields. The ERC funds ground-breaking basic research projects across all fields of science to support European leadership in world-class research. Support is given to outstanding Principal Investigators (PI) based on the scientific excellence of their project proposal.
- Starting Grant for researchers from 2-7 years post PhD.
- Consolidator Grant for researchers from 7-12 years post PhD.
- Advanced Grant for established research leaders.
- Synergy Grant for 2-4 PIs with complimentary background.
Note: Eligibility can be extended under certain circumstances, such as for maternity/paternity leave, clinical training, military service and long-term illness.
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