​European Research Council UK National Contact Point

The ERC National Contact Point is a service for anyone who is currently based in the UK or who wishes to apply with a UK-based organisation for an ERC grant. Services comprise:

COVID-19: Implications for your ERC project

The European Research Council (ERC) have posted a statement on their website outlining the measures they are taking to minimise the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic on its operations as well as on the implementation of ERC funded projects. The ERC are doing their upmost to remain fully operational during this period and panel evaluations are currently being organised remotely. ERC grantees and their host institutions should raise any problems to their usual counterparts in the ERC's scientific and granting departments as soon as possible. They will try to find solutions on a case-by-case basis, using the flexibility provided by the grant agreement.

UKRO COVID-19 Resource Pages

UKRO has developed a new section on the Portal to help subscribers find the latest announcements and advice on the COVID-19 outbreak. The new page provides a useful overview of the main messages from the European Commission and other important information and will be updated regularly.
If you have any specific questions about the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on your project, please, contact the ERC NCP directly. 

Eligibility of UK applicants

The Withdrawal Agreement means that the UK can continue to participate in EU programmes, including Horizon 2020, that are financed by the 2014-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) until their closure (i.e. for the lifetime of grants). UK participants will continue to receive EU grant funding for the lifetime of individual Horizon 2020 projects, including projects finishing after the transition period ends at the end of 2020.

UK scientists, researchers and businesses can continue to participate in and lead Horizon 2020 projects and apply for Horizon 2020 grant funding.

European Research Council (ERC) National Contact Point

Due to remote working restrictions, UKRO has to temporarily close the phone-lines for the ERC National Contact Points (NCP). The Helpdesks will continue to operate a full service as usual via e-mail erc-uk@ukro.ac.uk​​.

If you would like to speak to us, we also offer online meetings which we can arrange with our video conference software. You can request this through the e-mail addresses above, and we will endeavour to make arrangements to support these requests.

The ERC UK National Contact Point is funded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.