The 2017 European Research Council Consolidator Grants call has been launched with a 9 Feb deadline. Consolidator Grants are designed to support excellent Principal Investigators with 7-12 years of experience since completion of their PhD and at the career stage at which they may still be consolidating their own independent research team or programme. Applicants must demonstrate the ground-breaking nature, ambition and feasibility of their scientific proposal. These are “frontier” research grants operating on a “bottom-up” basis without predetermined themes or priorities.
This is highly competitive but also highly rewarding funding with up to €2 million available per award, covering up to 100% of the eligible direct costs of the research. If you are interested in applying, please contact your Faculty Research Funding and Policy Manager.
The UK Research Office, in partnership with the hosting institutions, is holding the above events for researchers who are interested in applying for the 2016 ERC Consolidator Grants call which opens on 15 October 2015 and closes on 2 February 2016. Further information about the scheme can be found here.
Further information and registration details for the above events are available at the links given above.
The 2015 European Research Council Consolidator Grants call has been launched with a deadline of 12 March 2015. These grants offer very attractive and flexible long-term funding for researchers of any nationality with between 7 – 12 years of experience post-PhD and a promising track record. Funding is available of up to € 2 million (or up to € 2.75 million in some cases) for projects of up to 5 years. The sole evaluation criterion is the excellence of the researcher and research proposal.
More information is available on the Participants Portal. If you have a proposal idea and want to apply, please contact your Faculty Research Funding and Policy Manager.