July 2, 2014, by Graham Kendall

ERC Advanced Grants: Call for proposals is open


ERC Advanced Grants – Call Open until 21 October 2014

Call  Details [http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/h2020/calls/erc-2014-adg.html]

ERC Advanced Grants allow exceptional established research leaders of any nationality and any age to pursue ground-breaking, high-risk projects that open new directions in their respective research fields or other domains.

The ERC Advanced Grant funding targets researchers who have already established themselves as independent research leaders in their own right.

ERC Advanced Grants in brief

Research field: any field of science, engineering and scholarship
Researchers: any nationality, any age. Applicants must be scientifically independent and have a recent research track-record and profile which identifies them as leaders in their respective field(s) of research
Sole evaluation criterion: scientific excellence of researcher and research proposal
Host Institution: research must be conducted in a public or private research organisation (known as a Host Institution/HI) located in one of the EU Member States [http://europa.eu/about-eu/countries/index_en.htm] or Associated Countries [http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/data/ref/h2020/wp/2014_2015/annexes/h2020-wp1415-annex-a-countries-rules_en.pdf]
Funding: up to € 2.5 million per grant (in some circumstances up to € 3.5 million per grant)
Duration: up to 5 years
Calls for proposals: published once a year

Important notice: Flexibility regarding length of stay in Europe

ERC grants allow for flexibility in how researchers divide their time between the European host institute and their home institute.

For Advanced Grants, the Principal Investigator should devote at least 30% of her/his working time to the ERC project and spend at least 50% of her/his total working time in an EU Member State or Associated Country.



Contact person: Dr. Susanne RENTZOW VASU (asean@euraxess.net)


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