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ERC Starting Grants - Up to €2 million for talented early-career researchers

Deadline: 16 October 2019

European Research Council

The ERC Starting Grants are designed to support excellent Principal Investigators (PIs) in a career stage at which they are starting their own independent research team or programme in all scientific fields. Scientific excellence is the sole criterion of evaluation.

Researchers of any nationality with 2-7 years of experience since completion of PhD, with a scientific track record showing great promise and an excellent research proposal may apply. Candidates must have already shown the potential for research independence and evidence of maturity, for example by having produced at least one important publication as main author or without the participation of their PhD supervisor.

Research must be conducted in a public or private research organisation (known as a Host Institution/HI). It could be the HI where the applicant already works, or any other HI located in one of the EU Member States(see also eligibility of UK legal entities) or Associated Countries.

With the support of the Host Institution (HI), the successful PIs are expected to lead their individual teams and devote a significant amount of time to the project. They will be expected to spend as a minimum 50% of their working time on the ERC project and a minimum of 50% of their working time in an EU Member State or an Associated Country.

Starting Grants award up to 1.5 million for a period of 5 years (pro rata for projects of shorter duration). However, an additional 0.5 million can be made available to cover eligible “start-up” costs for researchers moving from a third country to the EU or an associated country and/or the purchase of major equipment and/or access to large facilities.

An ERC grant can cover up to 100% of the total eligible direct costs of the research plus a contribution of 25% of the total eligible costs towards indirect costs.

Deadline: 16 October 2019, 17:00 Brussels time (10:00 Colombian time)

(Euraxess América Latina y el Caribe)

[Boletín SIUN 447, 25/26 de julio de 2019]

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