ERC will provide € 2.2 billion of funding for excellent science in 2020
The European Research Council (ERC) has announced that a total amount of € 2.2 billion will be available for funding excellent scientists under the ERC's Work Programme for 2020. The Work Programme was adopted by the European Commission on 2 July 2019. The ERC calls this "its biggest ever annual injection of funding in blue-sky research" and expects funding to go to some 1,100 top researchers. As in previous years, most of the funding (61%) is earmarked for early- to mid-career scientists and scholars. The funding will in also support jobs for an estimated 8,000 postdoctoral researchers, PhD students and other research staff employed in ERC-funded teams.
The Starting Grant call is scheduled to open on 17 July 2019, and the Synergy Grant call on 18 July 2019.
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