Postdocs

ERC Starting Grants

Jan 11, 2021 to Mar 09, 2021

The target group of ERC Starting Grants are excellent young researchers of all disciplines who want to start their own independent career and establish their own research group. Depending on the field of research and the time of career, certain benchmarks serve as a basis for the evaluation. For example, applicants should be able to demonstrate at least one important publication without their doctoral supervisor. Further benchmarks are publications as first author in leading international journals, (translated) monographs, patents, presentations at international conferences or (inter-) national science awards.

Short information:

  •     Target group: scientists between 2 and 7 years after PhD (in exceptions longer; special regulations for "Dr. med."
  •     Budget and duration: maximum 1.5 million Euros (in exceptional cases additionally one-time up to 1 million Euros) for a duration of up to 5 years
  •     Research topic: open to all research areas ("bottom up")
  •     Funding: 100 % of direct costs plus 25 % overhead for indirect costs


Expected call date StG 2021: call opening 12 January 2021 (delayed - we will keep you informed) and submission deadline 9 March 2021.

https://erc.europa.eu/funding/starting-grants

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