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Did you complete your PhD between seven and twelve years ago? Do you want to consolidate your academic career and your team? Do you have a ground-breaking research topic that you wish to pursue? Then apply for an ERC Consolidator Grant. Through these grants, the European Union supports independent and excellent young researchers of any nationality and from any discipline.
Who can apply?
Requirements for applicants include the following:
- PhD (or equivalent academic qualification) completed no fewer than seven and no more than twelve years ago as of 1 January 2017
- promising academic track record, as demonstrated for example by several important publications not involving the applicant’s doctoral supervisor
- excellent research proposal
- research work to be conducted in a public or private research organisation based in an EU member state or associated country
What form does funding take?
Funding of up to 2 million euros is normally granted for a period of five years. Additional funding may be granted, for example to allow important large-scale equipment to be purchased.
When is the closing date for applications?
The closing date for applications is expected to be 9 February 2017.
Terms and conditions of application