[ ERC Advanced Grants 2021 | Research funding ]

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Date and time 31.08.2021  
Category Call for proposal
Summary of the program:
ERC Advanced Grants are for established, leading scientists who seek funding for ambitious research projects. The proposed research should address important challenges, introduce novel concepts and approaches and lead to significant breakthroughs.

The ERC Advanced Grant call 2021 is the first one in the framework of the new European research program “Horizon Europe”. Swiss researchers are encouraged to submit project-proposals for the upcoming deadline on the 31st of August 2021. As long as the negotiations for the association of Switzerland to Horizon Europe are ongoing, Switzerland is treated as an associated country.
Updates on the association of Switzerland and related questions are provided by the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation.

Who can apply:
Applicants to the ERC Advanced Grants are expected to be outstanding research leaders with a track record of significant research achievements in the last 10 years. They should be exceptional leaders in terms of originality and significance of their research contributions.

Funding & Duration:
An amount of EUR 2.5 million can be claimed for a period of 5 years. An additional EUR 1 million may be requested for “start-up” if moving from a third country, the purchase of major equipment, access to large facilities and/or major experimental and field work costs.

Submission deadline:
The call 2021 opens on the 20th of May with a deadline for proposal submissions on the 31st of August this year.

For further information and relevant links:
General information event organized by our NCP-colleagues on the 29th of June, from 14h – 16h15, please register here.

For your proposal preparation and the required Host Institution Support Letter, please get in touch with the EPFL Research Office as soon as possible – [email protected] . We assist throughout the process, help with the administrative and financial aspects and offer a proposal check in collaboration with the ERC national contact points at EURESEARCH if wanted.

Please check the EPFL toolkit for the ERC Advanced Grants.
ERC Advanced Grants on the website of the European Research Council.
Funding & Tenders portal for the electronic proposal submission.
 

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