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FP7 ERC 2010 Advanced Grant Call Description
ERC Advanced Grant Flexible grants for ground-breaking, high-risk/high- gain research that opens new opportunities and directions including those of a multi- and inter- disciplinary nature Complement to the ERC Starting Grants, targeting researchers who are already established independent research leaders for up to 5 years, i.e. normally up to ~2,500,000 Euro per grant (may go up to ~3.5 MEuro in specific cases) ~ ⅔ of ERC annual budget, annual calls (590 MEuro in 2010)
ERC Grants - Who can apply ? Individual Research Teams: headed by a single “Principal Investigator” (team leader) of any nationality if necessary, including additional team members. PI has the freedom to choose the research topic PI has the power to assemble his/her research team (including “co-Investigators”) meeting the needs of the project. Teams can be of national or trans-national character Hosting institution located in an EU member state or associated country
Benchmarks of 10 year “track record” Senior author publications in major peer-reviewed multi- disciplinary scientific journals and/or in the leading peer-reviewed journals of their respective research fields Monographs and any translations of monographs (if applicable). Granted patents (if applicable) Invited presentations into peer-reviewed, internationally established conferences and/or international advanced schools (if applicable) Expeditions that the applicant has led (if applicable) International conferences in the field of the applicant that have been organised (member of the steering and/or organising committee) by him/her (if applicable) International Prizes/Awards/Academy memberships (if applicable)
Profile of the ERC Advanced Grant Applicant Normally 10 publications as senior author in major international peer- reviewed multidisciplinary scientific journals, and/or in the leading international peer-reviewed journals and peer-reviewed conferences proceedings of their respective field. Normally 3 major research monographs, of which at least one is translated into another language Additionally: Normally 5 granted patents Normally 10 invited presentations in well-established internationally organised conferences and advanced schools Normally 3 research expeditions led by the applicant Normally 3 well-established international conferences or congresses where the applicant was involved in their organisation as a member of the steering and/or organising committee International recognition through scientific prizes/awards or membership in wellregarded Academies
Indicators of “leadership profile” Content and impact of the major scientific or scholarly contributions of the applicant to his or her own research field and/or neighbouring research fields and, if applicable, their wider societal impact; The international recognition and diffusion that these major contributions have received from others (publications or appropriate equivalents/additional funding/ students/international prizes and awards/ institution-building/other); Ability to productively change research fields and/or to establish new interdisciplinary approaches
ERC Advanced Grant 2010 Re-application restrictions Only one ERC grant managed by a PI and/or a Co-Investigator can be active at any time. No PI and/or a Co-Investigator may be associated with more than one application to the ERC during the same year. No Principal Investigator who has submitted an eligible proposal to an Advanced Grant call (ERC-2010-AdG) may apply to the following Advanced Grant call (ERC AdG), unless his/her proposal was evaluated above the quality threshold during the 2nd step but not funded due to insufficient available budget. A Principal Investigator or a Co-Investigator associated with an eligible proposal for an ERC Advanced Grant to either of the first two Advanced Grant calls (ERC AdG or ERC-2009-AdG) may not apply for the third ERC Advanced Grant call (ERC-2010-AdG) unless the eligible proposal to the first or second call has met the quality threshold on both evaluation criteria - Principal Investigator, Research Project - at the end of step 1 of the evaluation.
ERC Advanced Grant 1-stage submission / 2-step evaluation Proposals must contain: A: Online (through EPSS) B1: Scientific leadership profile + CV + 10 year track record + extended synopsis (and “co-investigator(s), if necessary) (max 11 pages) B2: Scientific proposal (State of the art and objectives, Methodology, Resources (incl. project costs), Ethical Issues, Research Environment (max 15 pages) Evaluation: 1 st step: B1 2 nd step: Evaluation of Full Proposal (with referees, no interview)
ERC Advanced Grant -Submission of Proposals Early registration (via EPSS) To provide ERC with indication on number & area of proposals One-stage electronic submission (only via EPSS) Full Proposal Including elements that will be evaluated during the first step Don’t forget Ideas National Contact Point support Pre-evaluation support (applicable 3 weekes before the deadline)
Evaluation Criteria Scientific Excellence is the sole Criterion 1.Quality of Principal Investigator Quality of research output/track-record Intellectual capacity and creativity 2.Quality of research project Potential Impact Methodology High-gain/High-risk balance 3.Research Environment and Resources Referees and panels evaluate and score criteria 1 and 2 numerically, which will result in the ranking of the proposals Criteria 3 will be considered (step 2) on a "pass/fail" basis and commented but not scored
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