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ERC funding lines

Through the European Research Council (ERC) the EU funds pioneering frontier research in all scientific disciplines ("bottum up"). Sole evaluation criterion is the excellence of both the researcher (Principal Investigator) and the proposed project. ERC grants support projects by researchers of an nationality. The ERC funding lines are based on the career stages of the participating researchers:

ERC Starting Grant

  • For promising early-career researchers with 2–7 years experience after PhD
  • Up to EUR 1.5 million funding (in exceptional cases up to EUR 2.5 million)
  • For a period of up to 5 years
  • The PI has to dedicate at least 50% of their time to the project

ERC Consolidator Grant

  • For excellent researchers with 2–7 years experience after PhD
  • Up to EUR 2 million funding (in exceptional cases up to EUR 3 million)
  • For a period of up to 5 years
  • The PI has to dedicate at least 40% of their time to the project

ERC Advanced Grant

  • For established research leaders with a recognised track record of research achievements
  • Up to EUR 2.5 million funding (in exceptional cases up to EUR 3.5 million)
  • For a period of up to 5 years
  • The PI has to dedicate at least 30% of their time to the project

ERC Synergy Grant

  • For groups of 2 to 4 excellent early-career or established researchers
  • Up to EUR 10 million funding (in exceptional cases up to EUR 14 million)
  • For a period of up to 6 years
  • The PIs have to dedicate at least 30% of their time to the project

ERC Proof of Concept

  • For existing ERC grant holders to bring their research ideas closer to market
  • The ERC project is either on-going or has ended less than 12 months ago
  • Up to EUR 150,000 funding
  • For a period of up to 18 months

The EU Office of TU Berlin is happy to answer your questions on all ERC funding lines. Please contact us!

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