13 Jul 2022 Calls

ERC plans for 2023: Nearly €2.2b in grants for Europe’s excellent researchers

The ERC has announced its Work Programme for 2023 with a total budget of around €2.2 billion for grants. This amount will support more than a thousand top researchers across Europe. Established by the ERC Scientific Council, the Work Programme for the coming year has been adopted today by the European Commission.

While the plan contains all the well-known grant schemes: Starting, Consolidator, Advanced and Synergy Grants, there are also new elements:

  • The budget for the Proof of Concept grant scheme will increase from €25 million to €30 million
  • Two additional grounds for extension of the eligibility windows for the candidates for Starting and Consolidator Grants will be introduced for researchers seeking asylum or being a victim of a natural disaster
  • A special grant is foreseen to support ERC Science Journalism Initiative that will entail a support for journalists wishing to spend time at research institutions to better understand frontier research


How and when to apply for ERC grants

The Work Programme includes a tentative calendar of grant competitions. The call for Starting Grants opened on 12 July 2022. The Synergy Grant call opened on 13 July 2022.

Read the Work Programm 2023

Read the whole article here.