Postdoctoral researchers of any nationality can strengthen their research independence by establishing their own research team at a host institution (universities, research institutions, companies or international organisations) in Germany (or another EU member state or associated country). Applications can be made in any field of research.
The host institution must employ the researcher for at least the duration of the project. Applicants must provide a letter of commitment from the host institution.
Funding of up to 1.5 million euros, in exceptional cases up to 2.5 million euros, to complete a research project of the researcher’s choice. The researcher’s salary may also be (partly) paid out of these funds.
Up to 5 years.
Applications must be submitted online by the researcher on behalf of the host institution through the Funding & Tenders Portal (see link below). ERC Starting Grants are advertised once a year.
Find all funding programmes and tenders managed by different EU bodies here.