European Research Council (ERC) 2019 Starting and Consolidator Grant Calls: Workshop

The aim of the workshop is to provide participants with essential information concerning the submission of an ERC Starting or Consolidator Grant Application. The call deadlines for the ERC Starting Grant and ERC Consolidator Grant are in Autumn 2018 and the beginning of 2019 respectively. The ERC Programme is open to all subject areas ie. bottom up.

The ERC Starting Grant (ERC StG) is aimed at researchers 2-7 years post-PhD who already have a proven excellent track record and important publications. The ERC StG will provide funding of up to 1.5 million Euros (for up to 5 Years) and will support the Principal Investigator to start their own independent research team or strengthen an already existing one.

The ERC Consolidator Grant (ERC-CoG) is aimed at researchers 7-12 years post PhD who can already demonstrate independent working and extensive research, in addition to important publications. The ERC Consolidator Grant will provide a maximum of 2 million EUR (for up to 5 years) and should support the PI in the strengthening of an already existing research group.

Further benchmarks could be monographs, patents, presentations at international conferences or prizes.

Why participate?

ERC funding schemes are extremely competitive. Participants will receive all relevant information about the ERC schemes and key components of a successful application will be discussed e.g. the structure of the application, how to write the proposal and how to calculate the budget. Furthermore it is foreseen that an ERC Panel Member /Evaluator, as well as a successful Starting Grant or Consolidator Grantee, will participate to give tips and advice for the proposal and the interview process. Amy Radlberger and Helmut Schaschl will give a short overview about the ERC schemes themselves and go into further detail about writing the proposal.

When and Where?

The workshop (in English only) will be held in the Alte Kapelle on Thursday 7th June 2018 from 10 am until 12.30 pm.

Access Plan

Please register for this workshop by sending an email to Please note that places are limited.