ERC Grant Deadlines 2015-16

erc_logo_longThe 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
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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
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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.
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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.

Date 1: Wednesday 8th July 2015 – 9:30am-12pm – Old Road Campus, Headington >>Book
Date 2: Wednesday 15th July 2015 – 9:30am-12pm – Sherrington Lecture Theatre, Physiology >>Book

ERC Consolidator Grants call now open!


European Research Council Consolidator Grant call is now open for applications.

ERC Consolidator Grants are designed to support researchers at the stage at which they are consolidating their own independent research team or programme. The scheme will strengthen independent and excellent new individual research teams that have been recently created.

For example, it is normally expected that applicants will have produced independently several important publications without the participation of their PhD supervisor.

Applicants should also be able to demonstrate a promising track-record of early achievements appropriate to their research field and career stage, including significant publications (as main author) in major international peer-reviewed multidisciplinary scientific journals, or in the leading international peer-reviewed journals of their respective field. Applicants may also demonstrate a record of invited presentations in well-established international conferences, granted patents, awards, prizes etc.

ERC Consolidator Grants in brief

  • For researchers of any nationality with over 7 and up to 12 years of experience since completion of PhD (or equivalent degree) and scientific track record showing great promise
  • An excellent research proposal
  • Research must be conducted in a public or private research organisation located in one of the EU Member State or Associated Countries 
  • Funding per grant: up to € 2 million (in some circumstances up to € 2.75 million)
  • Duration: up to 5 years
  • Sole evaluation criterion: scientific excellence of researcher and research proposal

The application deadline is 12th March 2015, so please contact your Research Facilitation team as soon as possible if you intend to apply.

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