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Horizon 2020

Please see the Research Operations Office website for the latest UK Government information on Brexit and participation in H2020.

https://www.ukro.ac.uk/authoring/public/Documents/uk_participation_h2020.pdf

Access the full H2020 programme HERE.

Non-Thematic calls

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ERC-2019-Stg Starting Grants

The European Commission Horizon 2020: Excellent Science European Research Council invites proposals for its ERC-2019-StG starting grants. These support principal investigators in starting their own independent research team or programme.

Applicants may be researchers of any age or nationality, and may reside in any country at the time of the application. They must be able to demonstrate the potential for research independence and evidence of maturity, and have produced at least one important publication as main author or without the participation of their PhD supervisor. Principal investigators should have been awarded their first PhD between two and seven years prior to 1 January 2019. They must spend a minimum of 50 per cent of working time in an EU member state or associated country and a minimum of 50 per cent of their working time on the ERC project. They must be engaged at the host institution for the duration of the project. Host institutions must be established in EU members states or associated countries as a legal entity under national law, or may be an international European interest organisation, the European Commission's joint research centre, or any other entity under EU law, including public and private entities, universities, research organisations and similar undertakings.

The total budget is €580 million to fund approximately 390 grants. Each grant is worth up to €1.5m and an additional €500,000 may be requested for eligible start-up costs of moving to the EU or an associated country, the purchase of major equipment and access to large facilities. The maximum project duration is five years.

Deadline 17 October 2018

For more information see http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/h2020/topics/erc-2019-stg.html

 

** Coming soon: ERC-2019-AdG Advanced Grants

*** This opportunity will be available soon. The next call is expected to open on 21 May and close on 29 August 2019. The following information is subject to change. ***

The European Commission Horizon 2020: Excellent Science European Research Council invites proposals for its ERC-2019-AdG advanced grants. These support principal investigators at the career stage at which they are already established research leaders with a recognised track record of research achievements.

Researchers in any field, of any nationality and any age, residing anywhere in the world may apply. However, principal investigators must spend a minimum of 50 per cent of their working time in an EU member state or associated country and spend at least 30 per cent of their working time on the ERC project. Applicants must have a significant track record in the last 10 years which may include benchmarks such as 10 publications in major international peer-reviewed journals as a main author, three major research monographs or other equivalent benchmarks. The host institution must engage the principal investigator for at least the duration of the project and must be established as a legal entity in an EU member state or associated country or be an international European interest organisation, the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre or any other entity created under EU law.

The total budget is worth €391 million. Approximately 166 grants are available, each worth up to €2.5m, over five years. An additional start up grant of €1m may be requested.

Deadline 29 August 2019

For more information see: https://erc.europa.eu/funding/advanced-grants 

 

**Coming soon** ERC-2019-COG Consolidator grants

*** This opportunity will be available soon. The next call is expected to open summer 2018. The following information is subject to change. ***

The European Commission Horizon 2020: Excellent Science ERC invites proposals for its consolidator grants. These support principal investigators who are at a career stage at which they may be consolidating their own independent research team or programme.

Principal investigators, who have been awarded their first PhD between seven and 12 years prior to 1 January 2018 and who have produced several publications as a main author, may apply. The host institution must engage the Principal Investigator for at least the duration of the project. It must either be established in an EU member state or associated country as a legal entity, be an international European interest organisation, be a Joint Research Centre or any other entity created under EU law. PIs may be of any nationality.

Grants are worth up to €2 million each over five years. An additional €750,000 start up grant may be requested.

Deadline: 15 February 2019 (forecast)

For more information see: https://erc.europa.eu/funding/consolidator-grants

 

**Coming soon**: Starting Grants

*** This opportunity will be available soon. The next call is expected to open during the summer of 2018. The following information is subject to change. ***

The European Commission Horizon 2020: Excellent Science ERC invites proposals for its starting grants. These support principal investigators in starting their own independent research team or programme.

Applicants may be researchers of any nationality and must be able to demonstrate the potential for research independence and evidence of maturity, and have produced at least one important publication as main author or without the participation of their PhD supervisor. Principal investigators should have been awarded their first PhD between two and seven years prior to 1 January 2018. They must spend a minimum of 50 per cent of working time in an EU member state or associated country and a minimum of 50 per cent of their working time on the ERC project. They must be engaged at the host institution for the duration of the project. Host institutions must be established in members states or associated countries as a legal entity under national law, or may be an international European interest organisation, the European Commission's joint research centre, or any other entity under EU law, including public and private entities, universities, research organisation and undertakings.

The total budget for starting grants is €581 million to fund an estimated 391 projects. The grants are worth up to €1.5m each and an additional €500,000 may be requested for eligible start up costs of moving to the EU or an associated country, the purchase of major equipment and access to large facilities.

Ref: ERC-2018-StG, OJ C 251/2017.

Deadline: Currently unknown

For more information see: https://erc.europa.eu/funding/starting-grants

 

ERC-2019-SyG Synergy Grants

The European Commission Horizon 2020: Excellent Science European Research council invites proposals for its ERC-2019-SyG synergy grants. These enable two to four investigators and their teams to bring together complementary skills, knowledge, and resources in new ways, in order to jointly address ambitious research problems. The aim is to promote substantial advances at the frontiers of knowledge, to cross-fertilise scientific fields, and to encourage new productive lines of enquiry and new methods and techniques, including unconventional approaches and investigations at the interface between established disciplines.

Researchers based anywhere in the world, in any scientific field, may apply, but must intend to conduct their research in any EU member state, where they will spend a minimum of 50 per cent of their working time. A minimum of 30 per cent of their working time must be spent on the project. Groups must be formed of two to four researchers. Up to four host institutions can engage the principal investigators. Host institutions must be established in members states or associated countries as a legal entity under national law, or may be an international European interest organisation, the European Commission's joint research centre, or any other entity under EU law, including public and private entities, universities, research organisation and undertakings.

The total budget is worth €400 million. Approximately 48 grants are available, each worth up to €10m over six years. An additional €4m can be requested to cover eligible start-up costs, major equipment costs and access to large facilities.

Deadline: 8 November 2018

For more information see: http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/h2020/topics/erc-2019-syg.html