European Research Council (ERC) grants

European Research Council (ERC) intends to encourage high quality research in Europe through competitive funding and to support investigator-driven frontier research across all fields, on the basis of scientific excellence. It provides support to European leadership in world-class research.


Any individual researcher of any nationality with a promising or excellent track record and a brilliant research idea is eligible to apply. Scientific excellence is the sole selection criterion.


Projects in all fields of research are eligible for funding. Individual research teams lead by a single principal investigator are supported.


Check types of ERC grants and verify your eligibility on ERC website: 

  • ERC Starting grant (2-7 years of experience after PhD)
  • ERC Consolidator grant (over 7-12 years of experience since completion of PhD)
  • ERC Advanced grant (any age, 10 years track-record)
  • ERC Synergy Grant

If you wish to apply for an ERC Starting, Consolidator or Advanced grant please contact UniTO European Research Office at which will offer you assistance on preparation of your proposal (CV quality check and general advice, proposal preparation, advice on budget) and coaching on interview (second step). 

ERC at UniTO

Under the FP7, 6 ERC grants have been funded. For further details:

Under H2020, 9 ERC grants have been funded. For further details: