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1 European Research Council (ERC): Funding Opportunities Claudia JESUS-RYDIN & David KRASA ERC Executive Agency, Brussels

2 ERC Budget : European Research Council 7.51 billion $ 10 billion

3 Who can apply? Researcher any nationality, age or current place of work Host Institution based in Europe or associated countries Individual research team: Investigator driven, free to choose national or trans-national team What kind of project? All fields of science Excellence (PI + project) only criterion Frontier research: high risk/high gain IL

4 StG: Starting Grants up to 2M, 5 years CoG:Consolidators Grants up 2.75 M, 5years AdG: Advanced Grants up to 3.5 M, 5 years SyG: ERC Synergy up to 15M, 6 years European Research Council Grant Schemes in 2013: 1,8 billion European Research Council ¦ Claudia Jesus-Rydin, San Francisco

5 Social Sciences and Humanities SH1 Individuals, institutions and markets SH2 Institutions, values, beliefs and behaviour SH3 Environment, space and population SH4 The Human Mind and its complexity SH5 Cultures and cultural production SH6 The study of the human past Life Sciences LS1 Molecular and Structural Biology and Biochemistry LS2 Genetics, Genomics, Bioinformatics and Systems Biology LS3 Cellular and Developmental Biology LS4 Physiology, Pathophysiology and Endocrinology LS5 Neurosciences and neural disorders LS6 Immunity and infection LS7 Diagnostic tools, therapies and public health LS8 Evolutionary, population and environmental biology LS9 Applied life sciences and biotechnology ERC panel structure: 25 panels (except for Synergy) Physical Sciences & Engineering PE1 Mathematics PE2 Fundamental constituents of matter PE3 Condensed matter physics PE4 Physical and analytical chemical sciences PE5 Materials and synthesis PE6 Computer science and informatics PE7 Systems and communication engineering PE8 Products and processes engineering PE9 Universe sciences PE10 Earth system science European Research Council European Research Council ¦ Claudia Jesus-Rydin, San Francisco

6 6 … to support researchers (Principal Investigators) at the stage at which they are starting their own independent research team or programme. ERC Work Programme 2013 ERC Starting Grants (1/4) Objective European Research Council ¦ Claudia Jesus-Rydin, San Francisco 2012 European Research Council

7 Potential for research independence One publication without PhD supervisor significant publications invited presentations in conferences funding, patents, awards, prizes Starting Grant (2/4) profile European Research Council European Research Council ¦ Claudia Jesus-Rydin, San Francisco

8 2 years PhD date 7 years Extensions to this period are possible paternity leave, maternity leave, long-term illness, national military service ERC Starting Grant ( 3/4 ) Eligibility European Research Council European Research Council ¦ Claudia Jesus-Rydin, San Francisco

9 –1.5M for 5 years –extra 0.5M "start-up" costs PI moving from outside EU+AC purchase of major equipment access to large facilities 100% total eligible direct costs (salaries, equipment, etc.) ERC Starting Grants (4/4) Possible requested amount European Research Council ¦ Claudia Jesus-Rydin, AGU European Research Council

10 10 … to support researchers (Principal Investigators) at the stage at which they are consolidating their own independent research team or programme. ERC Work Programme 2013 ERC Consolidators Grants (1/4) Objective European Research Council European Research Council ¦ Claudia Jesus-Rydin, San Francisco

11 research independence (very often already working with own group) Several publications without PhD supervisor Promising track-record of early achievements significant publications invited presentations in conferences funding, patents, awards, prizes ERC Consolidators Grant (2/4) profile European Research Council European Research Council ¦ Claudia Jesus-Rydin, San Francisco

12 7 years < PhD date 12 years 7 November 2000 to 7 November 2005 Extensions to this period are possible paternity leave, maternity leave, long-term illness, national military service ERC Consolidators Grant (3/4) Eligibility European Research Council

13 –2M for 5 years –extra 0.75M "start-up" costs PI moving from outside EU+AC purchase of major equipment access to large facilities 100% eligible direct costs (salaries, equipment, etc.) ERC Consolidators Grants (4/4) Possible requested amount European Research Council European Research Council ¦ Claudia Jesus-Rydin, San Francisco

14 PI: up to 12 years after PhD (or equivalent degree) HI: in European MS or AC; support letter no submission to other ERC call in same Work Programme no StG 2012 evaluation below quality threshold at Step1 (RESUBMISSIONS rules) submission (well) before deadline complete submission (B1, B2, HI letter, PhD, supp docs) Consolidators & Starting Grant Overall eligibility criteria European Research Council ¦ Claudia Jesus-Rydin, AGU European Research Council

15 Consolidators & Starting Grant Submission "Guide for Applicants" - StG 2012 PART A – online forms (admistration only) A1 Proposal and PI info A2 Host institution info A3 Budget PART B1 – submitted as.pdf Section 1: PI and extended synopsis CV (including funding ID) 2 p. Early achievements track record2 p. Extended synopsis5 p. PART B2 – submitted as.pdf Section 2: Scientific proposal15 p. (incl. ethical review table) Annexes – submitted as.pdf -Statement of support by HI -If applicable: explanatory information on ethical issues -StG & CoG only: PhD certificate European Research Council European Research Council ¦ Claudia Jesus-Rydin, San Francisco

16 Remote assessment by Panel members Panel meeting Proposals retained STEP 1 (Part B1 ONLY) Remote assessment by Panel members and external reviewers Panel meeting + INTERVIEW STEP 2 (PartB1 + PartB2) Feedback to applicants Consolidators & Starting Grant peer review evaluation Proposals funded Proposals rejected Proposals rejected European Research Council European Research Council ¦ Claudia Jesus-Rydin, San Francisco

17 Take place at Step 2 meetings Panel evaluates interview + written proposal Interviews between minutes NOTE: Invited applicants are reimbursed Consolidators & Starting Grant Interviews European Research Council European Research Council ¦ Claudia Jesus-Rydin, San Francisco

18 Starting Grant 2009 to 2012 General results 2009 success rate = ~8% 2010 success rate = ~15% 2011 success rate = ~12.2% 2012 success rate = ~11.5% 2009 = = = = 4654 European Research Council European Research Council ¦ Claudia Jesus-Rydin, San Francisco

19 Padova University Italy Acronym: USEMS Title of the project: Uncovering the Secrets of an Earthquake: Multidisciplinary Study of Physico-Chemical Processes During the Seismic Cycle Duration and budget of the project: 5 years ( ) Budget ERC STARS: Giulio di Toro European Research Council European Research Council ¦ Claudia Jesus-Rydin, San Francisco StG 2007


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