03 Sep 2021
ERC receives 1735 proposals for 2021 Advanced Grants call
On 3 September 2021, the ERC announced facts and figures on the applications for the 2021 Advanced Grants call. The preliminary data on the submitted proposals are as follows:
- The ERC received 1,735 proposals, a decrease of 35% compared to the 2020 call, when an exceptionally high number of applications were submitted (2,678).
- Physical Sciences and Engineering attracted the highest number of applications (764), followed by Life Sciences (499), and Social Sciences and Humanities (472).
- Women submitted 20.8% of the proposals, which is 0.5% more than in the previous call (20.3%).
- The ERC Work Programme has earmarked € 626 million for an estimated 250 Advanced Grants in 2021.
- The ERC is now starting evaluation of the proposals. The selected projects will be announced in May 2022.