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.

If you need more information please refer to the ERC Work Programme and related ERC Information for Applicants documents. If you are unsure about your eligibility for this call please contact us.



ERC-2019-PoC call is open for applications.