|Donor:||European Commission (EC) - H2020|
|Application procedure:||Full Proposal, Online Application|
|Eligible applicants:||Non-Profit Organisation, Social Business|
|Grant size:||Large - more than $1,000,000|
|Minimum grant size:||-|
|Total available budget:||-|
|Maximum grant size:||2.000.000€|
|Funding ratio:||up to 100%|
- Research, Technology & Innovation
Albania, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine
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. Applicant Principal Investigators must demonstrate the ground-breaking nature, ambition and feasibility of their scientific proposal.
The ERC actions are open to researchers of any nationality who intend to conduct their research activity in any EU Member State or H2020 Associated Country. Principal Investigators may be of any age and nationality and may reside in any country in the world at the time of the application. ERC Principal Investigators do not have to be based full-time in Europe. The host institution must either be established in an EU Member State or H2020 Associated Country as a legal entity created under national law, or it may be an International European Interest Organisation (such as CERN, EMBL, etc.), the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) or any other entity created under EU law.
Actions must take place in EU member states or H2020 Associated Country.
Consolidator Grants may be awarded up to a maximum of €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: (1) 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 (2) the purchase of major equipment; and/or (3) 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). The total budget is €602,000,000.
The submission deadline is 20 April 2021. All applications must be submitted via the online portal.