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. As an example: for a researcher applying to ERC-AdG-2020 call, his/her achievements since 1 January 2010 can be presented in the application.
If a Principal Investigator so chooses, his or her achievements over a longer period than the past ten years can be considered in circumstances like maternity, paternity leave, long-term illness or clinical qualification. For maternity, the track record considered can be extended by at least 18 months for each child born before or during the last ten years. If you are unsure about these dates, please contact us.
A competitive Advanced Grant Principal Investigator must have already shown a record which identifies them as an exceptional leader in terms of originality and significance of their research contributions.
Advanced Grants may be awarded up to a maximum of 2.5 Million Euros for a period of 5 years. However, this budget may go up to a maximum of 3.5 Million Euros to cover (a) eligible "start-up" costs for Principal Investigators moving to the EU or an Associated Country like Turkey from elsewhere as a consequence of receiving the ERC grant and/or (b) the purchase of major equipment (c) access to large facilities and/or (d) field work costs.
If you need more information please refer to the ERC Work Programme 2020 and Information for Applicants to the Advanced Grant 2020 Call documents.
The ERC-2020-AdG call is open for applications. The deadline for proposal submission is 26th August 2020.
Proposals must be submitted to ERC via the Call Submission Page .
You may apply to the ERC Principle Investigator Advancement Programme (EBAG) to receive support for pre-evaluation of your proposal or for proposal writing and submission trainings. EBAG application deadline for ERC-2020-AdG call is 13th of July 2020. We strongly encourage our researchers to apply as early as possible and not to wait for the deadline.
According to the 2020 Work Programme, the researchers who received B or C from ERC 2019 calls (StG, CoG and AdG) or C from ERC 2018 calls (StG, CoG and AdG) will not be eligible for 2020 AdG call.
Rules for Submission and Evaluation
Guide for Peer Reviewers
Horizon 2020 Annotated Model Grant Agreement
Horizon 2020 ERC Model Grant Agreement (Mono-Beneficiary)
Horizon 2020 ERC Model Grant Agreement (Multi-Beneficiary)
Horizon 2020 Online Manual (Submit A Proposal)
Participant Portal IT Manual
List of ERC Panel Members:
TÜBİTAK H2020 Support and Award Programmes:
You may apply to the below mentioned TÜBİTAK H2020 Support and Award Programmes which were designed to increase Turkey’s participation to the ERC calls.
- ERC Principle Investigator Advancement Programme: This programme involves, proposal pre-evaluation support, participation to project proposal writing and submission trainings and travel support.
- Above-Threshold-Award: This is an award given for ERC applicants that passed the first evaluation step. The amount of the award is maximum 30,000 TL (approx. 4,000 EUR) and it is calculated based on the mark received after the evaluation.
- Success Award: This is an award given to ERC Principle Investigators. The amount of the award is maximum 360,000 TL (approx. 48,000 EUR) and it is calculated according to the project budget.
- Transfer Award: This is an award given to ERC Principle Investigators that bring their project to Turkey and their host institution in Turkey. The amount of the award is maximum 500,000 TL (approx 67,000 EUR) and is calculated according to the project duration in Turkey.