Horizon Europe (2021 - 2027)

ERC Starting Grants

Last update: 10 days ago Last update: May 21, 2024


Location:EU 27EU 27
Contracting Authority: European Reseach Council
Contracting Authority Type:Development Institution
Budget: EUR 628,000,000
Award ceiling: EUR 1,500,000
Award floor: EUR 1,000,000
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: Jul 13, 2022

Attachments 367


Call updates

May 15, 2024 3:57:09 PM


Published: 12 July 2022

Deadline: 25 October 2022

Available budget: EUR 628.000.000

The ERCEA, assisted by independent experts, has completed the evaluation of proposals submitted to the above call. The names of the experts that evaluated Horizon Europe proposals are published, collectively for each part of Horizon Europe and once per year, on the FUNDING & TENDERS PORTAL (https://ec.europa.eu/info/funding-tenders/opportunities/portal/screen/how-to-participate/reference-documents?programmePeriod=2021-2027&frameworkProgramme=43108390)

The results of the evaluation are as follows:

Number of proposals submitted: 2696

Number of inadmissible proposals: 4

Number of ineligible proposals: 25

Number of above-threshold proposals [1]: 603

Total budget requested for above-threshold proposals [1]: 947.722.095 €

We informed the applicants about the evaluation results for their proposals on 19 July 2023.

[1] The number of proposals that can finally be funded depends on the available budget and the completion of the formal procedures needed to conclude grant agreements.

The first grant agreements were signed in August 2023.

Information on the selected projects are published on CORDIS (https://cordis.europa.eu/projects/en)

For questions, please contact the Research Enquiry Service (https://research-and-innovation.ec.europa.eu/contact-us/research-enquiry-service_en)


Nov 22, 2022 4:02:39

The ERC-2023-STG closed on 25th October 2022.

A total of 2696 proposals were submitted in response to the ERC 2023 Starting Grant Call (ERC-2023-STG). The preliminary data on submitted proposals for each domain is shown below:

· Physical Sciences and Engineering (Panels PE1 to PE11): 1151

· Life Sciences (Panels LS1 to LS9): 731

· Social Sciences and Humanities (Panels SH1 to SH7): 814

Jul 12, 2022 3:43:41 PM

The submission session is now available for: ERC-2023-STG(HORIZON-ERC)



Programme: Horizon Europe Framework Programme (HORIZON)
Call: Call for Proposals for ERC Starting Grant (ERC-2023-STG)
Type of action: HORIZON-ERC HORIZON ERC Grants
Type of MGA: HORIZON Action Grant Budget-Based [HORIZON-AG]
Deadline model: single-stage
Opening date: 12 July 2022
Deadline date: 25 October 2022 17:00:00 Brussels time

Topic description


The 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. 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 years. The maximum size of the grants is reduced pro rata temporis for projects of a shorter duration. (This does not apply to ongoing projects).

Additional funding up to EUR 1 000 000 can be requested in the proposal to cover the following eligible costs when these are necessary to carry out the proposed work: (a) "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 facilities, and/or (d) other major experimental and field work costs, excluding personnel costs.

Additional funding is not subject to pro rata temporis reduction for projects of shorter duration.

All funding requested is assessed during evaluation.

Profile of the ERC Starting Grant Principal Investigator

The Principal Investigators shall have successfully defended their first PhD at least 2 and up to 7 years prior to 1 January 2023. Cut-off dates: Successful defence of PhD between 1 January 2016 and 31 December 2020 (inclusive).

The eligibility period can be extended beyond 7 years in certain properly documented circumstances. See section Admissibility and eligibility criteria of the ERC Work Programme 2023.

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 as main author or 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, e.g. significant publications (as main author) in major international peer-reviewed multidisciplinary scientific journals, or signitficant publications in the leading international peer-reviewed journals of their respective field, or research monographs. They may also demonstrate a record of invited presentations in well-established international conferences, granted patents, awards, prizes, or any other scientific achievements they deem relevant in relation to their research field and project.

For further information, please see the ERC Work Programme 2023.


Want to unlock full information?
Member-only information. Become a member to access this information. Procurement notices from over 112+ donors and banks are available here
Learn more about our membership benefits
Similar grants
By Locations
Funding agency:
EU 27
Funding agency:
Horizon Europe
EU 27
By Sectors
Funding agency:
EU 27