European Research Council (ERC)

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The European Research Council consists of a Scientific  Council (which sets up the strategy to foster research excellence) and an Executive Agency (which implements it). The ERC Executive Agency is the administrative organism of the ERC. It manages the awards of ERC grants.

The main aim is to stimulate scientific excellence by supporting and encouraging the very best, truly creative scientists, engineers and scholars to be adventurous and take risks in their research. The ERC funds investigator-led frontier research. ERC funding schemes include for example Starting GrantsConsolidator GrantsAdvanced GrantsSynergy Grants and Proof of Concept.

The ERC is independent of the European Commission though it received its funds as part of the Framework Programmes.

In order to check data on ERC grants or evaluated proposals, a dynamic platform for ERC funded projects and evaluated proposals is provided which allows to filter by funding scheme, country, year, panel, and more.

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