ERC Calls 2021

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22 Febbraio 2021

The European Research Council (ERC) has published its definitive Work Programme, defining the conditions for participation, budgets, as well as the deadlines.

ERC will therefore be maintained under the new framework programme “Horizon Europe” as well, continuing to fund excellent frontier bottom-up research.

Calls calendar

Starting Grant: (2-7 years after PhD)

  • Call opens: 25 February 2021
  • Call deadline: 08 April 2021

Consolidator Grant: (7-12 years after PhD)

  • Call opens: 11 March 2021
  • Call deadline: 20 April 2021

Advanced Grant: (for established researchers leaders in their field)

  • Call opens: 20 May 2021
  • Call deadline: 31 August 2021

No Proof of Concept call is expected in 2021.



Interviews for Advanced Grants: in line with the evaluation process of the Starting and the Consolidator Grants, AdG proposals reaching step 2 of the evaluation procedure will now be invited for an interview in front of the panel.

New panels: two new evaluation panels have been added: SH7 - Human Mobility Environment and Space; and PE11 – Materials Engineering.

More information about the new calls is available here.


For any question about eligibility conditions and participation requirements, do not hesitate to contact Ms. Martina Pestoni.