Research and Innovation Development Office
21 August 2017
Our colleagues at the United Kingdon Research Office (UKRO) have made us aware that the 2018 Work Programme for the European Research Council (ERC) has been released.
This programme represents ERC's plans for call dates and financial allocations, so provides us with good timetables and impressions of their priorities. If you are interested in applying to any of the calls, please get in touch with RIDO.
- ERC Starting Grants call opens 3 August 2017, closes 17 October 2017. Budget €581 million.
- Consolidator Grants call opens 24 October 2017, closes 15 February 2018. Budget €550 million.
- Advanced Grants call opens 17 May 2018, closes 30 August 2018. Budget €450 million.
- Synergy Grants call (back for this year!) opens 3 August 2017, closes 14 November 2017. Budget €250 million.
- Proof of Concept Grants call opens 6 September 2017, three collection dates of 16 January, 18 April and 11 September 2018.
Some changes have been made to descriptors for life science and other topics, and some guidance has been altered from that used in previous years. Do check with RIDO if you are interested in applying!