ERC publishes facts and figures for 2018 Starting Grants
The European Research Council (ERC) has published facts and figures for the ERC Starting Grants 2018. The respective call had closed on 17 October 2017.
The number of applicants for Starting Grants has increased, with the ERC receiving 3,170 applications, an increase of about 3% from 3,082 in the previous Starting Grant competition. The highest number of applications was submitted in the domain of Physical Sciences and Engineering (1,345 or 42%), followed by Social Science and Humanities (915 or 29%) and Life Sciences (910 or 29%). Overall, around 37% of proposals were submitted by women – the same share as in 2017.
The ERC Work Programme has earmarked €581 million for an estimated 391 Starting Grants in 2018. The ERC is now starting the evaluation of the proposals. The selected projects will be announced in summer 2018.
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