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-2020 call, the researcher shall have been awarded his/her first PhD between 1 January 2013 and 31 December 2017.
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 2.5 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 and/or (c) access to large facilities (d)and field work costs.
If you need more information please refer to the ERC Work Programme and related ERC Information for Applicants documents.
ERC Starting Grant 2020 is closed on 16th of October, 2019. You can find the evaluation schedule of this call here.
The next call is expected to be published in 2021 under "Horizon Europe". You can find the announcement of the ERC Scientific Council on the subject here.
The documents of the ERC-2020-StG call are given below for which is closed for our researchers who want to prepare for the next calls.
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List of ERC Panel Members:
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.