The ERC has announced that 2525 proposals were submitted for the 2014 Consolidator Grants call, which closed on 20 May 2014. This represents a significant decrease from the previous 2013 call, which saw 3679 proposals submitted. The ERC’s press release states the expected success rate for this call is around 15%, which compares to the 8.5% success rate seen for the 2013 call.
The breakdown by proposal numbers per research domain is as follows:
- Physical Sciences and Engineering (PE): 1201
- Life Sciences (LS): 797
- Social Sciences and Humanities (SH): 527
The 2015 Consolidator Grants call is likely to open in November 2014, with a deadline in March 2015.