Frontier research often generates unexpected or new opportunities for commercial or societal application. The ERC Proof of Concept Grants aim to maximise the value of the excellent research that the ERC funds, by funding further work (i.e. activities which were not scheduled to be funded by the original ERC frontier research grant) to verify the innovation potential of ideas arising from ERC funded projects. Proof of Concept Grants are therefore on offer only to Principal Investigators whose proposals draw substantially on their ERC funded research.
The financial contribution is up to a maximum of 150,000 Euro for a period of 18 months.
ERC-2017-PoC call is open for applications.
There are three cut-off dates during the year which are: 19 February 2017, 25 April 2017, 5 September 2017.
Please refer here for more detailed information and documentations about the call.