Horizon 2020 - Consolidator grant - ERC-2016-CoG

Call Deadline
02 Feb 2016
Incentive
Europeo
Organization
European Commission

Description

ERC Consolidator Grants are designed to support excellent Principal Investigators at the career stage at which they may still be consolidating their own independent research team or programme.

Objectives

Applicant Principal Investigators must demonstrate the ground-breaking nature, ambition and feasibility of their scientific proposal.

Profile of the ERC Consolidator Grant Principal Investigator

The Principal Investigator shall have been awarded their first PhD over 7 and up to 12 years prior to 1 January 2016. The effective elapsed time since the award of the first PhD can be reduced in certain properly documented circumstances (see “Eligible Principal Investigator” above).

A competitive Consolidator Grant Principal Investigator must have already shown research independence and evidence of maturity, for example by having produced several important publications without the participation of their PhD supervisor. Applicant Principal Investigators 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. They may also demonstrate a record of invited presentations in well-established international conferences, granted patents, awards, prizes etc.

Beneficiaries and Aims

Beneficiaries
Privato
Enterprise Category
Non Applicabile
Sector
All except Bancario - Assicurativo and Pesca e Affari marittimi
Aims
Innovazione, Ricerca
Places to Invest
Area:
  • Europe

Incentives and Expenses

Tipology of Incentive
Contributo

Size of ERC Consolidator Grants

Consolidator Grants may be awarded up to a maximum of EUR 2 000 000 for a period of 5 years[[The maximum award is reduced pro rata temporis for projects of a shorter duration. This does not apply to ongoing projects.]].

However, up to an additional EUR 750 000 can be requested in the proposal to cover (a) eligible "start-up" costs for Principal Investigators moving to the EU or an Associated Country from elsewhere as a consequence of receiving the ERC grant and/or (b) the purchase of major equipment and/or (c) access to large facilities [[As any additional funding is to cover major one-off costs it is not subject to pro-rata temporis reduction for projects of shorter duration. All funding requested is assessed during evaluation.]].

Timeline

Deadline: 02-02-2016 17:00:00  (Brussels time).