The European Research Council (ERC) delivers attractive funding every year and is a strong label for research excellence. Ten years after its creation, the scientific and political success of the European Research Council is uncontested. A powerful and innovative mechanism for promoting European research, it brings strong international recognition to frontier research. Nearly 7000 projects of very large scientific scope have been funded in ten years and 6 ERC laureates have received the Nobel Prize.
These grants are for active researchers with a track-record of significant research achievements in the last 10 years.
These grants are for researchers with 7-12 years of experience since completion of PhD, a scientific track record showing great promise and an excellent research proposal.
These grants are for researchers who have already received an ERC grant for their frontier research project and now want to explore the commercial or societal potential of it.