The Principal Investigator shall have been awarded his/her first PhD at least 2 and up to 7 years prior to 1 January (call date). As an example: for ERC-StG-2019 call, the researcher shall have been awarded his/her first PhD between 1 January 2012 and 31 December 2016.

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 Starting Grant Principal Investigator must have already shown the potential for research independence and evidence of maturity, for example by having produced at least one important publication as main author or without the participation of their PhD supervisor.

Starting Grants may be awarded up to a maximum of 1.5 Million Euros for a period of 5 years. However, this budget may go up to a maximum of 2 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.

 

ATTENTION!

ERC Starting Grant 2020 is open for applications. The deadline for applications is 16th of October, 2019

TUBITAK EBAG (ERC Principal Investigator Programme) has been established by TUBITAK for increasing the success rate of Turkish researcher in ERC Programme. The programme includes three modules for ERC: Project Writing and Submission Training, Project Pre-evaluation Support and Interview Trainings. The deadlines for applications to EBAG for ERC-2020-StG call is 2nd of September 2019. You can find more information about the programme here.

For any suggestions and questions about ERC Calls you can always send an email to ncperc@tubitak.gov.tr.

 

Important Documents:

ERC 2020 Work Programme
Information for Applicants to the Starting and Consolidator Grant 2020 Call
Official Call Page
StG Proposal Template
 

Other Documents:

ERC Rules for Submission and Evaluation
Horizon2020 Annotated Grant Agreement
ERC Mono Beneficiary Model Grant Agreement
ERC Multi Beneficiary Model Grant Agreement

 

List of ERC Panel Members:

2019 StG List of Panel Chairs
2007-2018 StG Panel Members (in aggragated 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 interview 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 60,000 TL (approx. 9,000 EUR) and it is calculated based on the mark received after the evaluation.
  • Success Award: This is an award given to ERC Principle Investigators and their host institutions. The amount of the award is maximum 1,290,000 TL (approx. 200,000 EUR) for Starting Grant and it is calculated according to the project budget and the project duration.
  • Transfer Award: This is an award given to ERC Principle Investigators that bring their project to Turkey and their host institution The amount of the award is maximum 500,000 TL (approx 75,000 EUR) and is calculated according to the project duration in Turkey.