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The overall results of the ERC 2016 STG call are available in the Topic conditions and documents section under Additional documents.
A total of 2935 proposals were submitted in response to the ERC 2016 Starting Grant Call (ERC-2016-STG). The number of proposals for each domain is shown below:
- Physical Sciences & Engineering (Panels: PE1 - PE10) 1299
- Life Sciences (Panels: LS1 - LS9) 854
- Social Sciences & Humanities (Panels: SH1 - SH6) 782
Please note that the document 'Information for Applicants to the Starting and Consolidator Grant 2016 Calls' updated on 22 October 2015 is now available in the 'Topics Conditions and Documents' section.
Please note that the document 'Information for Applicants to the Starting and Consolidator Grant 2016 Calls' updated on 1 September 2015 is now available in the 'Topics Conditions and Documents' section.
The submission session is now available for: ERC-2016-STG(ERC-STG)
Please note that as for Part B1, references do not count towards the page limits for Part B2.
TOPIC : ERC Starting Grant
|Publication date:||29 July 2015|
|Types of action:||ERC-STG Starting Grant|
29 July 2015
|Deadline:||17 November 2015 17:00:00|
|Time Zone : (Brussels time)|
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. Applicant Principal Investigators must demonstrate the ground-breaking nature, ambition and feasibility of their scientific proposal.
Size of ERC Starting Grants
Starting Grants may be awarded up to a maximum of EUR 1 500 000 for a period of 5 years1.
However, up to an additional EUR 500 000 can be requested in the proposal to cover (a) eligible "start-up" costs for Principal Investigators moving to the EU or an Associated Country from elsewhere as a consequence of receiving the ERC grant and/or (b) the purchase of major equipment and/or (c) access to large facilities2.
Profile of the ERC Starting Grant Principal Investigator
The Principal Investigator shall have been awarded their first PhD at least 2 and up to 7 years prior to 1 January 2016. The effective elapsed time since the award of the first PhD can be reduced in certain properly documented circumstances.
A competitive Starting Grant Principal Investigator must have already shown the potential for research independence and evidence of maturity, for example by having produced at least one important publication without the participation of their PhD supervisor. Applicant Principal Investigators should also be able to demonstrate a promising track record of early achievements appropriate to their research field and career stage, including significant publications (as main author) in major international peer-reviewed multidisciplinary scientific journals, or in the leading international peer-reviewed journals of their respective field. They may also demonstrate a record of invited presentations in well-established international conferences, granted patents, awards, prizes etc.
For further information please see the ERC Work Programme 2016.
1. The maximum award is reduced pro rata temporis for projects of a shorter duration. This does not apply to ongoing projects.
2. As any additional funding is to cover major one-off costs it is not subject to pro-rata temporis reduction for projects of shorter duration. All funding requested is assessed during evaluation.