The European Research Council (ERC) aims to support investigator-driven frontier research across all fields of research. Project proposals are merely judged on the basis of scientific excellence.

ERC funding schemes are open to top researchers of any nationality or age who wish to carry out their frontier research in the 28 EU Member States or Associated Countries.

The ERC has 5 funding schemes for which calls for proposals are launched annually:

  • ERC Starting Grants
  • ERC Consolidator Grants
  • ERC Advanced Grants
  • ERC Synergy Grants
  • ERC Proof of Concept Grants