Støtte til eksternfinansierte prosjekter (BOA)
Horizon Europe

ERC - European Research Council

Starting, Consolidator, Advanced and Synergy Grant, Proof of Concept grant

Logo European Research Council
European Research Council
European Research Council



The European Research Council (ERC) funds frontier research. Research projects should be novel and ground breaking with a significant element of risk, conducted by excellent Principal Investigators (PIs) and their teams.



Starting Grant 2022 tentative deadline January 13th 2022

Consolidator Grant tentative deadline March 17th 2022

Advanced Grant tentative deadline August 31st 2021  for 2022: tentative deadline April 28th 2022


Synergy Grants 2022 (!) NB deadline in 2021: 10.11.2021


Proof of concept 2022 tentative deadlines 14.10.2021 (!) and 15.2., 19.5., 29.9.2022


Please check the grant information sites below to find out more.


  • Starting-Grants (2-7 years after PhD)
  • Consolidator Grants (7-12 years after PhD)
  • Advanced-Grants (PIs with long experience)
  • Synergy Grants (a team of 2-4 PIs)


The Research Council of Norway offers stipends for PIs who reached round 2, but did not succeed, to improve their applications. A new ERC proposal must be sent within the next two relevant ERC deadlines following the RCN grant. Read more on RCNs webpages.


  • Proof of Concept (PoC) grant: This is a stipend to explore if parts of an ongoing ERC project can lead to technical and/or social innovation. The focus is on exploitation potential and the necessary steps to exploitation - not a continuation of a scientific project. The stipends are up to 150.000 € for projects that will last 12-18 months. There are three deadlines per year. PoCs are now paid as lump sums, contact your adviser to receive help on what this means in practical terms.


Please contact Anja Hegen for any further questions about ERC.