ERC Starting Grants aim to support up-and-coming research leaders who are about to establish a proper research team and to start conducting independent research in Europe. This action is open to researchers of any nationality who intend to conduct their research activity in any EU Member State or Associated Country. The scheme targets promising researchers who have the proven potential of becoming independent research leaders. It will support the creation of excellent new research teams.

ERC Starting Grants are targeted for researchers of any nationality with 2-7 years of experience since completion of PhD. In addition, the person should already have a scientific track record showing great promise.

For more information, see the call announcement for Starting Grants.

See also the Work Programme and Guide for Applicants.