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Info Event on ERC Starting Grant organized by the EU Office (22 June 2023 at 10-12h)

The University’s EU Office is organizing an information event (22 June 2023) on the upcoming ERC Starting Grant Call, which is scheduled to be opened in July 2023. The tentative deadline is 24 October 2023.

If you are interested in applying and learning more about this funding scheme, please see below for further details of this info session. You need to register for the event latest by Tuesday, 20 June 2023 via this link.

European Research Council (ERC) ǀ ERC Starting Grant Call 2024
Online Event (via Zoom) ǀ Thursday, 22 June 2023 ǀ 10:00-12:00 h

On 22 June 2023, the EU Office of the University of Göttingen will offer an online event on the ERC Starting Grant Call 2024 (tentative deadline: 24 October 2023). The event will start with a presentation by the EU Office on the funding conditions of the ERC Starting Grant Call 2024. An ERC Grantee will be invited to the event in order to talk about own experiences and to give hints for the application procedure. Afterwards, our colleagues from the Transfer & Startup Hub of the University of Göttingen will present their services and show how transfer can be considered, especially in basic research project proposals. Finally, there will be enough time for a Q&A session. The event will be held in English.

The ERC’s mission is to promote the highest quality research in Europe by offering funding schemes that are “investigator-driven” or “bottom-up”. ERC projects allow researchers a great degree of flexibility and substantial funding to pursue new directions in all fields of research. In an open competition ERC grants are awarded to projects headed by starting to established researchers, irrespective of their origins. The sole criterion is scientific excellence of the project and the researcher.

ERC Starting Grants (ERC StG) fund Principal Investigators (PIs, 2-7 years of experience since completion of PhD) who already produced excellent supervised work and are ready to work independently showing potential to be a research leader. ERC StG may be awarded up to 1.5 million Euro for a period of five years. However, an additional 1 million Euro can be made available to cover eligible start-up costs. A two-step evaluation procedure is applied.

A registration for the event is necessary. Please register at the latest by Tuesday, 20 June 2023, via registration website of the EU Office.