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European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grants 2022

Deadline: 13 Jan. 2022


European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grants are designed to support excellent Principal Investigators at the career stage at which they are starting their own independent research team or programme in all scientific fields.

The call is aimed at researchers of any nationality with 2-7 years of experience since completion of PhD or an equivalent doctoral degree (Extensions are possible under certain circumstances — see the latest ERC Work Programme), a scientific track record showing great promise and an excellent research proposal.

Applications can be made in any field of research. 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 or Associated Countries.

The funding per grant is up to € 1.5 million. However, an additional € 1 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 and/or other major experimental and fieldwork costs. 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.

The grant can last up to 5 years. The sole evaluation criterion is the scientific excellence of the researcher and the research proposal.

Participation of team members from other countries (i. e., Latin America)

ERC grants support projects carried out by an individual researcher ('Principal Investigator') who can employ researchers of any nationality as team members. It is also possible to have one or more team members located in a non-European country. Vacancies for team members of an ERC project can be published on the EURAXESS Jobs portal.

Initiatives, under the form of 'Implementing Arrangements', exist for ERC-funded teams in Europe to host non-European talented scientists. Find out more about the agreements.

If you are interested in the opportunities provided by the European Research Council (ERC) to (young) Brazilian and Latin American and Caribbean researchers, check the Guide on ERC available at Euraxess LAC.

[Go to the ERC Starting Grants 2022 call]

Deadline: 13 January 2022

(Euraxess América Latina y el Caribe)

[Boletín SIUN 559, 28/29 de octubre de 2021]

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