European Research Council (ERC) Frontier Research Grants

Fellowship for Postdoc in Europe, ERC starting grant

Fellowship for Postdoc in Europe, ERC starting grant

Designation/Position-  Fellowship for Postdoc in Europe

European Research Council invites application for Fellowship for Postdoc in EuropeERC starting grant from eligible and interested candidates

About- The ERC Starting and Consolidator Grants are part of the main ERC frontier research grants 2020 funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. The ERC’s main frontier research grants aim to empower individual researchers and provide the best settings to foster their creativity. Scientific excellence is the sole criterion of evaluation. Please see below an overview of all ERC 2020 calls. Fellowship for Postdoc in Europe


Research/Job Area- Science and engineering


All proposals must be complete and submitted by eligible Principal Investigators before the relevant call deadlines.

All scientific fields are eligible for ERC funding.

The proposal’s content should be related to the objectives of the relevant ERC call and must meet all its eligibility requirements.


ERC grants are open to researchers of any nationality who intend to conduct their research activity in any EU MS or an AC.

The research team may be of national or trans-national character.

The ERC’s evaluation process has been carefully designed to identify scientific excellence irrespective of gender, age, nationality or institution of the PI and other potential biases, and to take career breaks as well as unconventional research career paths into account.

Job/Position Description- 

Starting Grants can be up to a maximum of EUR 1 500 000 for a period of 5 years. Consolidator Grants can be up to a maximum of EUR 2 000 000 for a period of 5 years. For projects of shorter duration the maximum award is reduced pro rata.

However, up to an additional EUR 1 000 000 for STG and COG can be requested to cover:

(a) “start-up” costs for PIs moving to the EU or an Associated Country from elsewhere as a consequence of receiving the ERC grant and/or

(b) the purchase of major equipment and/or

(c) access to large facilities and/or

(d) other major experimental and field work costs, excluding personnel costs.

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The ERC reimburses up to 100% of the total eligible and approved direct costs and a flat rate of indirect costs corresponding to 25% of the total eligible direct costs

How to Apply- 

An ERC application is composed of

 the administrative submission form (Part A) including the detailed budget table and description of resources (Section 3 – Budget);

 Part B1;

 Part B2;

 supporting documentation (PhD certificate, HI support letter, and any documentation needed on eligibility and ethics issues).

For Contact- 

For additional questions related to the call, please contact the relevant Call coordination team: [email protected] OR [email protected]

For questions related to the compilation of the Ethics issues of the proposal, please contact the Ethics Support team: [email protected]

For questions on Open Access please see Article 29.2 of the ERC Model Grant Agreement or contact [email protected]

Last Date for Apply–  4 February 2020

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