Call for proposals for ERC Starting grant ERC-2014-STG Closed!


The Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020) is implemented by specific programme and work programmes.
The “Excellent science” priority aims to reinforce and extend the excellence of the Union's science base and to consolidate the ERA in order to make the Union's research and innovation system more competitive on a global scale. It consists of four specific objectives, and this call for proposal is focused on:

"The European Research Council (ERC)" provides attractive and flexible funding to enable talented and creative individual researchers and their teams to pursue the most promising avenues at the frontier of science, on the basis of Union-wide competition. ERC Starting Grants are designed to support excellent Principal Investigators at the career stage at which they are starting their own independent research team or programme. This action is open to researchers of any nationality who intend to conduct their research activity in any Member State or Associated Country.


Actions foreseen within this call for proposals include the following topics: The ERC's frontier research grants operate on a 'bottom-up' basis without predetermined priorities. The call 'ERC-2014-STG' consists of one call with a single deadline applying to each of the three main research domains:

  • Physical Sciences & Engineering (Panels: PE1 – PE10),
  • Life Sciences (Panels: LS1 – LS9),
  • Social Sciences & Humanities (Panels: SH1 – SH6).

European community funding

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

  • 485,04 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 25 March 2014 - 7 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call for proposals for ERC Starting grant (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 Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Research

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