ERC – European Research Council

Investigator-driven programme supporting frontier research through a bottom-up, pan-European competition in all fields of science.

A route towards independence and leadership. Only scientific excellence matters! The ERC in a nutshell:
  • Develop your own ideas and new opportunities in any field of research
  • High-risk/High gain research crossing traditional disciplinary boarders and/or applying innovative approaches
  • Financial autonomy
  • Leadership and Independence to choose your research team and collaborators (without country restrictions)
  • Negotiate working conditions with Host Institution
  • Grant Portability inside the EU (and Associated Countries)
  • Attract additional funding and gain recognition;
The ERC Grants


Important Tips to Applicants
  • Read the Documents & Links Section carefully
    • ERC presentation by PERIN-FCT
    • Work Programme (includes a Call Calendar for 2021-2022)
    • ERC Templates and supporting information
    • The ERC Official Website
    • See the ERC Open Calls
  • Contact the National Contact Point for the ERC, your Research Support Office of your potential Host Institution and past or ongoing ERC Grantees in your region (find here all ERC Grantees in Portugal since 2007)