The Principal Investigator shall have been awarded his/her first PhD at least 7 and up to 12 years prior to 1 January (call date). As an example for ERC-CoG-2018 call researcher shall have been awarded his/ her first PhD between 1 January 2006 and 31 December 2010.

The effective elapsed time since the award of the first PhD can be reduced in certain properly documented circumstances  like: maternity, paternity leave, long-term illness or clinical training. For example, for maternity the effective elapsed time since the award of the first PhD will be reduced by 18 months for each child born before or after the PhD award. If you are unsure about your eligibility please contact us.

A competitive Consolidator Grant Principal Investigator must have already shown research independence and evidence of maturity, for example by having produced several important publications as main author or without the participation of his/her PhD supervisor.

Consolidator Grants may be awarded up to a maximum of 2 Million Euros for a period of 5 years. However, this budget may go up to a maximum of 2.75 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 and/or (c) access to large facilities.   

If you need more information please refer to the ERC Work Programme and related ERC Information for Applicants documents.



ERC-2019-CoG call is open for applications. Deadline is 7th of February, 2019.

Below, you can find important documents and links for your application.

The deadline for applications to TÜBİTAK ERC Principle Investigator Programme will be 24th of December 2018.You can find more information about the TÜBİTAK ERC Principle Investigator Programe here

Important Documents:

ERC 2019 Work Programme
Information for Applicants to the Starting and Consolidator Grant 2019 Call
Official Call Page
Proposal Template for ERC-2019-CoG

Other documents:

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
ERC Data Management Plan Template