Call for proposal Ideas FP7-ERC-2008-AdG FP7-NMP-2008-EU-India-2 Closed!


ERC Advanced Grants provide an opportunity to established scientists and scholars to pursue frontier research of their choice. Being highly competitive and awarded on the sole criterion of excellence without restriction to particular areas of research, these grants will support the very best of European research, adding value to research investments at the national level.

The aim is to fund individual teams led by established, innovative and active Principal Investigators, regardless of nationality, age or current location. They will include, for example, leading contributors to research advances in Europe, leading scientists of the European "Diaspora" or non-EU nationals who wish to establish themselves in Europe and pursue ground-breaking, high-risk research that opens new directions in their respective research fields or other domains.


The activities from this call for proposal are:

ERC-2008-AdG_2008 0228 for the domain Physical Sciences & Engineering (Panels PE1 - PE10)
ERC-2008-AdG_2008 0318 for the domain Social Sciences & Humanities (Panels SH1 - SH6)
ERC-2008-AdG_2008 0422 for the domain Life Sciences(Panels LS1 - LS9)

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 516,95 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 28 February 2008 - 13 years ago (None)
  • 18 March 2008 - 13 years ago (None)
  • 22 April 2008 - 13 years ago (None)

Further information about the call

Useful documents

  • Ideas - VII PM - ERC-2008-AdG (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Economic Area (EEA)
  • European Union (EU)
  • Candidate Countries
  • European Free Trade Association (EFTA)
  • Third countries

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Research

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