New Call for the European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant

Grant is open with a deadline  on June 2, 2015. For your information, a brief summary of the scheme is included below.

European Research Council - Advanced Grant



The scheme targets researchers who have already established themselves as independent research leaders.

Proposals  should aim high, both with regards to the ambition of the envisaged scientific achievements as well as to the creativity and originality of proposed approaches.


- senior scholars of any age and nationality may apply

- institutions hosting projects are to be located in the EU or in an Associated Country

Profile of a competitive candidate:

Applications are expected from scientifically independent senior researchers who have an impressing 10-year track-record and a scholarly profile which identifies them as leadersin their respective field(s) of research.


- minimum 30% of working time to be dedicated to the ERC project

- minimum 50% of working time to be spent in the EU or in an Associated Country


- maximum EU contribution is EUR  2.5 million per project  for up to 5 years  

- level of funding: 100% (no own contribution is required)

Eligible costs:

- personnel costs (for the principal investigator and team members)

- equipment and consumables

- travel costs

- publication and open access costs

- other costs

- indirect costs (25% upon the total direct costs excluding subcontracting)

Evaluation criteria:

- scientific excellence of the principal investigator and the proposed research project

Useful reference document:

Information for Applicants


Please, note that due to the size and scale of these grants proper preparation is essential, so  interested  members of the faculty are kindly requested to  contact ACRO as soon as they have decided tosubmit an applicationthis year; or have been invited to be team members.

For more information, contact