the european research council (ERC)


The funding programs of the European Research Council (ERC) offer excellent opportunities for cutting-edge scientific research in all scientific fields. The ERC funds basic and visionary research in particular. Scientific excellence is the decisive criterion. With a project budget of 1.5-2.5 million euros and a duration of up to 5 years, ERC grants represent attractive funding and at the same time an award for researchers.

  • The ERC Advanced Grant is aimed at proven scientists who have distinguished themselves through an outstanding scientific curriculum vitae.
  • The ERC Consolidator Grants support promising scientists and researchers whose own independent research group is in the consolidation phase.
  • The aim of the ERC Starting Grant is to support the scientific independence of young researchers by establishing their own research team.
  • The top class, Synergy Grants, enables visionary collaborations between 2-4 excellent researchers and their teams over 6 years and 10 million euros

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DId you know…

…that over 90 researchers at higher education institutions in Lower Saxony have been awarded a grant for excellent research from the European Research Council (ERC)?