The European Research Council (ERC) is a program in the Excellent Science pillar within The Horizon 2020 and is funded by the EU.
The objectives of the ERC are to reinforce excellence, dynamism and creativity in European research and improve the attractiveness of Europe for the best researchers from both European and third countries, as well as for industrial research investment.
- For established researchers who have a recent research track-record which identifies them as leaders in their respective field of research
- Grants up to €2.5 million for 5 years
- For 2-4 top researchers working together and bringing different skills and resources to tackle ambitious research problems
- Grants up to €10 million for 6 years