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ERC Proof of Concept Grant (ERC-2018-PoC)

Last update: 3 days ago Last update: 23 Sep, 2022

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Location: EU 27, Switzerland EU 27, Switzerland
Contracting Authority Type: Development Institution
Status: Awarded
Budget: Euro 20,000,000
Award ceiling: N/A
Award floor: N/A
Sector: Research
Eligible applicants: Unrestricted / Unspecified
Eligible nationalities: EU 27, Albania, Armenia, Bosnia ... See more EU 27, Albania, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Iceland, Israel, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Norway, Serbia, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine
Date posted: 07 Sep, 2017

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Call updates:
 
20 December 2018 13:06
 
The applicants to the third and last cut-off (11-09-2018) have been informed about the evaluation results for their proposals on 18 December 2018.
The related Flash Call information is available in the "Additional documents", with hyperlink to the press release and List of grantees published on the ERC website.
 
12 September 2018 12:15

A total of 190 proposals were submitted in response to the third and final deadline (11 September 2018) of this ERC 2018 Proof of Concept call (ERC-2018-PoC). This represents 44% more than DL2 and 29% less than PoC 2017 DL3.
Overall the ERC 2018 Proof of Concept call received 441 proposals (17% less than 2017 call).

The ERC-2018-PoC call is closed.

The next call, ERC-2019-PoC, will be published and open for submission on the Participant Portal on 16th October 2018, with 3 cut-off dates (deadlines): 22 January 2019 - 25 April 2019 and 19 September 2019 (17:00:00:time zone Brussels time).
According to the rules on restrictions on applications (ERC-2019-Work Programme), a Principal Investigator may submit only one application per call.

23 May 2018 16:39

The applicants to the first cut-off (16-01-2018) have been informed about the evaluation results for their proposals on 4 May 2018.
The Flash Call information is available in the "Additional documents", with hyperlink to the press release and List of grantees published on the ERC website. 

19 April 2018 12:52

A total of 132 proposals were submitted in response to the second intermediate deadline (18 April 2018) of ERC 2018 Proof of Concept call (ERC-2018-PoC). This represents 5 % less than the second cut off of the 2017 call, and 10,92 % more than the first cut-off of 2018 call.
The final deadline for submission to this call is 11 September 2018 (17:00:00 Brussels local time).
NB: According to the new rules on restrictions on applications (ERC 2018 WP), a Principal Investigator may submit only ONE application per call.

20 February 2018 12:42

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16 January 2018 17:29

A total of 119 proposals were submitted in response to the first intermediate deadline of this call (16 January 2018).
The second intermediate deadline for submission is 18 April 2018, and the final deadline for submission is 11 September 2018 at 17:00 (Brussels local time).
According to the new rules on restrictions on applications (ERC 2018 WP), a Principal Investigator may submit only one application per call.

 
22 September 2017 09:16

The Information for Applicants to the ERC-2018-PoC is now available.

15 September 2017 15:33

The submission session is now available for: ERC-2018-PoC (ERC-POC).

Please note that the submission to ERC-2018-POC call is done using the html 5 technology.
See our useful tips in this ERC-2018-PoC HTML5 instructions guide.

Please get familiar with the submission system ahead the deadline to avoid encountering unforeseen problems at submission.

 
13 September 2017 10:15

The submission session is now available for: ERC-2018-PoC (ERC-POC).

Please note that the submission to ERC -2018 - POC is done using the html 5 technology. Please get familiar with the submission system ahead the deadline to avoid encountering unforeseen problems at submission.

Information for Applicants wil be available shortly.

06 September 2017 14:18

The submission hyperlink will be open shortly.

At that moment the Information for applicants and the flat forms will be published.


 TOPIC : ERC Proof of Concept Grant

 
Topic identifier: ERC-2018-PoC
Publication date: 06 September 2017

Types of action: ERC-POC Proof of Concept Grant
DeadlineModel:
Planned opening date:
multiple cut-off
06 September 2017
Cut-off dates: 16 January 2018 17:00:00
18 April 2018 17:00:00
11 September 2018 17:00:00

Time Zone : (Brussels time)
 
Horizon 2020
Call identifier: ERC-2018-POC
Topic Description
Scope:

Objectives

Frontier research often generates unexpected or new opportunities for commercial or societal application. The ERC Proof of Concept Grants aim to maximise the value of the excellent research that the ERC funds, by funding further work (i.e. activities which were not scheduled to be funded by the original ERC frontier research grant) to verify the innovation potential of ideas arising from ERC funded projects. Proof of Concept Grants are therefore on offer only to Principal Investigators whose proposals draw substantially on their ERC funded research.

Ethical Principles

All proposals will be subject to ethics review as with proposals for the ERC's frontier research grants.

Maximum size of grant and grant assessment

The financial contribution will be up to a maximum of EUR 150 000 for a period of 18 months. The ERC expects that normally, proof of concept projects should be completed within 12 months. However, to allow for those projects that require more preparation time, projects will be signed for 18 months. Given this initial flexibility, extensions of the duration of proof of concept projects may be granted only exceptionally.

The overall level of the funding offered will be assessed during the evaluation. The funding requested by the applicant will be judged against the needs of the proposed activity before award. The funding requested by the Principal Investigator must be fully justified by an estimation of the actual costs for the proposed activities.

The Union financial contribution will take the form of the reimbursement of up to 100% of the total eligible and approved direct costs and of flat-rate financing of indirect costs on the basis of 25% of the total eligible direct costs (excluding the direct costs for subcontracting and the costs of resources made available by third parties which are not used on the premises of the host institution.). The level of the awarded grant represents a maximum overall figure – the final amount to be paid must be justified on the basis of the costs actually incurred for the project.

The indicative budget for this call for 2018 is EUR 20 000 000 (approximately one-third of which will be for each of the three evaluation rounds following three specific cut-off dates - proposals submitted before each cut-off date will be evaluated with the proposals submitted before the same cut-off date).

Profile of the ERC Proof of Concept Grant Principal Investigator

All Principal Investigators in an ERC frontier research project, that is either on going or has ended (where the duration of the project fixed in the ERC Grant Agreement has ended) less than 12 months before 1 January 2018, are eligible to participate and apply for an ERC Proof of Concept Grant.

For further information please refer to the ERC Work Programme 2018.

Call updates:
 
20 December 2018 13:06
 
The applicants to the third and last cut-off (11-09-2018) have been informed about the evaluation results for their proposals on 18 December 2018.
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