Note that the ERC has a new programme (2024 Work Programme) that will affect how the applications are assessed. On 20 September 2023 the ERC will host a webinar on the calls and the new programme.

When applying for EU funding, make sure to seek help from the University’s research support units, see fact box below.

Update 19 October 2023: New deadlines for Starting and Synergy Grants


Starting Grant

The Starting Grant is targeted at those who are just starting out in their career and who have been awarded a doctoral degree 2–7 years ago. Final date for applications is 24 October 2023.

Synergy Grant

The Synergy Grant is targeted at groups of 2–4 researchers who are jointly pursuing a research project. Final date for applications is 8 November 2023.

Consolidator Grant

The Consolidator Grant is targeted at researchers who have a research team and who want to strengthen their role as a research leader, 7–12 years after being awarded a doctoral degree. Final date for applications is 12 December 2023.

Advanced Grant

This call targets those who are already established researchers. Final date for applications is 29 August 2024.

Proof of Concept

If you have already received funding from the ERC, there is the opportunity to apply for further support via the Proof of Concept call. Final dates for applications are 14 March 2024 and 17 September 2024 respectively. There is also an equivalent call for applications as part of the previous programme with a final application date of 21 September 2023.