ERC Advanced Grant 2018 Call is published on 23rd May 2018 with a budget of 450 Million Euro. 194 researchers are expected to be funded by this call. The deadline for applications is 30th August 2018.

ERC AdG Principal Investigators are expected to be active researchers and to have a track record of significant research achievements in the last 10 years which must be presented in the application.The call is open to all fields of research including Social Sciences and Humanities. Project ideas and the profiles of researchers will be evaluated based on scientific excellence criteria.

The selected projects will be funded for maximum 2.5 Million Euros and up to 5 years. An additional  1 Million Euro will be available to cover eligible “start-up” costs for researchers moving from a third country to the EU or an Associated Country like Turkey and/or the purchase of major equipment and/or access to large facilities.

The researchers who applied to ERC calls before should be careful about re-applications rules. The researchers who received B or C grades from the first stage of 2017 calls or C grade from the first stage of 2016 calls will not be eligible to submit a proposal for 2018 calls including ERC-2018-AdG call.  

TÜBİTAK support and award programmes (namely ERC Principle Investigator Development Programme, ERC Award Programme, ERC Above Threshold Award Programme and ERC Transfer Award Programme) are designed to help researchers develop their project proposals and to intensify their stay in Turkish host institutions.

The researchers who are planning to submit a proposal to this call are kindly invited to apply to TÜBİTAK EBAG (ERC Principle Investigator Advancement) Programme for the supports described below:

TÜBİTAK EBAG Programme : Project proposal writing and submission training, project proposal pre-evaluation support, travel support, interview training support.

Above Threshold Award: An award up to 12,000 Euro which is calculated according to the grade received after the first stage of evaluation.

Success Award: An award up to 350,000 Euro for successful researchers that is calculated according to the project type and budget

Transfer Award: An award for researchers who wishes to bring their ERC grant to Turkey which is calculated according to project type and up to 35,000 Euro

2018 Advanced Grant Call Information

Call ID: ERC-2018-AdG
Publication Date: 23rd May 2018
Deadline: 30th August 2018
Call Budget: 495 Million Euro (approximately 194 projects will be funded)
Official call website: Link
Budget per project: max. 2.5 Million  Euros (for 5 years) + max. 1 Million Euro (in case of start-up, purchase of large equipment and access to large research infrastructures)

Important documents:

ERC 2018 Work Programme
Information for Applicants to the Advanced Grant 2018 Call
ERC AdG Proposal Template
Official call website
2017 Panel Structure

Documents related to applications:

Rules for Submission and Evaluation
Guide for Peer Reviewers
Horizon 2020 Annotated Model Grant Agreement
Horizon 2020 Online Manual (Submit A Proposal)
Participant Portal IT Manual
Horizon 2020 ERC Model Grant Agreement (Mono-Beneficiary)
Horizon 2020 ERC Model Grant Agreement (Multi-Beneficiary)
Guidelines on Open Access to Scientific Publications and Research Data
Guidelines on Data Management