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Researchers of any nationality with 2-7 years of experience since completion of PhD and a scientific track record showing great promise and an excellent research proposal can apply for this opportunity.
Applications can be made in any field of research, as the ERC's grants operate on a 'bottom-up' basis without predetermined priorities. Research must be conducted in a public or private research organisation (known as a Host Institution/HI). It could be the HI where the applicant already works, or any other HI located in one of the EU Member States or Associated Countries.
Starting Grants may be awarded up to EUR 1.5 million for a period of 5 years. However, an additional EUR 1 million can be made available to cover eligible “start-up” costs for researchers moving from a third country to the EU or an associated country and/or the purchase of major equipment and/or access to large facilities and/or other major experimental and field work costs.
For more information, visit the ERC website.