Obtaining an ERC grant,
why not you?

The CNRS supports you

440 CNRS researchers have obtained a European Research Council (ERC) grant since 2007. This enables them to conduct exploratory research of their choice over a five-year period - all of which in exceptional conditions!

440 CNRS researchers have obtained a European Research Council (ERC) grant since 2007. This enables them to conduct exploratory research of their choice over a five-year period - all of which in exceptional conditions!

Ongoing calls for proposals

Starting Grants 2018

Deadline :
17 october 2017

Synergy Grants 2018

Deadline :
14 november 2017

Proof of Concept 2018

Deadlines :
16 January 2018
18 April 2018
11 September 2018

The ERC in figures

An attractive
European funding

1,5 to 2,5 million
Euros per project

Rewarding results

71% of the projects financed lead to scientific breakthroughs.

The CNRS is Europe's leading research institution in terms of ERC grants

45.8% of French laureates work at the CNRS

Young researchers
stand out

81,6 % of CNRS researchers obtain an ERC Starting Grant

How to apply

Useful CNRS resources

Entry points, contact and resources to put together your application and submit it to the ERC.