The European Research Council (ERC) is a research funding body established by the European Commission in 2007 that funds individual scientists based in Europe who carry out research at the frontiers of knowledge. It aims to support the best and most creative researchers and help them identify and explore new opportunities and directions in any field of research.
The ERC provides attractive, long-term grants to pursue ground-breaking, high-risk/high-gain research in any field. Excellence is the sole criterion for selection; there are neither thematic priorities, nor geographical quotas for funding.
This presentation provides an overview of the different grant schemes as well as of the proposal evaluation, granting and management of existing projects. The focus is on the scientific aspects of the grants and the presentation is aimed for potential applicants as well as current grantees and the research support staff.
ERC core grant schemes