The 2016 ERC Work Programme is about to be published, and the European Team are now able to confirm some key details and dates for your diary for those interested in applying to the ERC.
ERC Starting Grant – 2-7 years post-PhD experience, promising track record, designed to support up-and-coming research leaders who are about to establish a proper research team and to start conducting independent research in Europe
Opening Date: 23rd July 2015
Closing Date: 17th November 2015
ERC Consolidator Grant – 7-12 years post-PhD experience, promising track record, designed to support researchers at the stage at which they are consolidating their own independent research team or programme
Opening Date: 15th October 2015
Closing Date: 2nd February 2016
ERC Advanced Grant – 12 Years + post-PhD experience, established track record identifying applicant as leader in current field, targets researchers who have already established themselves as independent research leaders in their own right.
Opening Date: 24th May 2016
Closing Date: 1st September 2016
As you can see the ERC Starting Grant call will be opening shortly. In order to help prepare for this, the European Research Services team at Oxford will be running two identical workshops in order to give further details and give an opportunity to have questions answered.