Demand for ERC Starting Grants increases by 50%

Demand for European Research Council Starting Grants increased by 50% in the sixth round of the competition. A total of 3329 proposals were submitting this year compared to 2169 in the last round.

The breakdown of proposals by the three ERC domains was: 1502 proposals in ‘Physical Sciences and Engineering’, 1057 in ‘Life Sciences’ and 770 in ‘Social Sciences and Humanities’.

Upcoming ERC calls:
Advanced Grant (ERC-2013-AdG), deadline or applications: 22 November 2012
Synergy Grant (ERC-2013-SyG), deadline or applications: 10 January 2013
Consolidator Grant (ERC-2013-CoG), opening of call: 7 November 2012; And deadline for applications: 21 February 2013