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2010 call for proposals for European Research Council starting grants


If you have between 2 and 12 years of post-doctoral experience, then you can apply for European Research Council (ERC) starting grants.

For a total amount of € 661 million (25% more than in 2009), this call for proposals is open to researchers of any nationality and in any discipline.

Each project may receive up to €2 million over a maximum period of 5 years. Funding is paid directly to the host institutions and the selection criteria carry no obligation for an international partnership.

NB: the call for proposals for starting grants is broken down into three “sub-calls” depending on three main scientific domains:
  • ERC-2011-STG_20101014 for physical sciences and engineering. Application deadline: October 14, 2010.

  • ERC-2011-STG_20101109 for life sciences. Application deadline: November 9, 2010.

  • ERC-2011-STG_20101124 for social sciences and humanities. Application deadline: November 24, 2010.
If you want to get an idea of the type of projects already funded (over 1000 to date), you can read the information sheets of 13 striking projects drawn up by the ERC.