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-2021 call, his/her achievements since 1 January 2011 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 and related ERC Information for Applicants documents.



The ERC-2021-AdG call is launched on 20 May 2021 and the indicative deadline for proposal submission is 31 August 2021.

You may send any questions and suggestions related to ERC calls to  

Important Documents:

ERC 2021 Work Programme
Information for Applicants to the Advanced Grant 2021 Call 
Call Submission Page 
Proposal Template for ERC-2021-AdG

Other Documents:

ERC Rules for Submission and Evaluation
Guide for Peer Reviewers (AdG) 
General Model Grant Agreement 


List of Panel Members from previous calls:

2021 AdG Panel Chairs
2020 AdG List of Panel Members
2008-2019 AdG List of Panel Members (in aggrated form)


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.