ERC 2016 Starting Grant Results and Advanced Grant Application Numbers


The ERC has released results of the 2016 ERC Starting Grant call.  Here’s a breakdown of the headline stats:

  • 2,935 proposals were submitted of which 325 were funded giving a success rate of 11%
  • Funding was €485 million (up to €1.5m per grant).
  • Of the awards made,   45% were in Physical Sciences and Engineering, 30% were in Life Sciences, and 25% in Social Sciences.
  • The UK hosts the second highest number of awards, 59 (18%), behind Germany which hosts 61 awards.
  • 70% of awards went to male PIs.

For the 2016 ERC Advanced Grant Call which closed on 1 September 2016 at total of 2,401 proposals were submitted.  The ERC expects to make around 235 awards.  Results will be available in the fist half of 2017.


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