Funding opportunity

Funding opportunity: ERC Advanced Grants 2025

Advanced Grants provide support for established, leading principal investigators who want long-term funding to pursue a ground-breaking, high-risk project.

Who should apply?

Active researchers with a track record of significant research achievements and exceptional leaders in terms of originality and significance of their research contributions.

How it works

ERC grants support projects carried out by an individual researcher who can employ researchers of any nationality as team members. One or more team members can also be located in a non-European country.

What is funded

Research, in any field, conducted in a public or private research organisation in one of the EU Member States or Associated Countries. Advanced Grants may be awarded up to €2.5 million for five years.

How we can support you

We are the UK National Contact Point for ERC. You can email us for free information and advice.

You can attend our regular free events about ERC calls. Every event is recorded so that you can catch up on past recordings, too.

Additional support for UKRO subscribers

If your organisation subscribes to UKRO, we can provide additional support. Check if your organisation is a subscriber.

While we cannot read and comment on proposals directly, we have resources available to help with proposal writing. Your UKRO European Advisor is available to advise you on general questions regarding your proposal.

Next steps

  1. Find out if you are eligible to apply, read about Advanced Grants and what the funding covers by visiting the ERC website.
  2. Read about the financial support available in the current Work Programme to see if this is right for you.
  3. Look at what the ERC has funded in the past and see if your project fits the scale and ambition of an ERC grant.
  4. Familiarise yourself with the panels so that you can pick the right one for you. Note that all research areas are eligible.
  5. Speak to your host institution as early as possible.
  6. Apply on the Funding & Tenders Portal.
    If you do not already have an account, you need to register on the portal
    If your host institution needs a Participant Identification Code (PIC), register for one on the Funding & Tenders Portal.

Contact us if you have any questions.

Last updated: 9 July 2024

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