ERC Starting Grant

The European Research Council (ERC) has launched the 2022 Starting Grant call. Deadline 13 January 2022.

ERC Starting Grants (StG) are designed to support excellent Principal Investigators at the career stage at which they are starting their own independent research team. PIs must demonstrate the ground-breaking nature, ambition and feasibility of their scientific proposal.

ERC encourages proposals that cross disciplinary boundaries, present pioneering ideas that address new and emerging fields or applications, as well as introduce unconventional and innovative approaches. High risk/high gain project proposals are welcomed. 

ERC proposal writing course and reading days

Prospective ERC StG and CoG applicants are encouraged to register for the proposal writing to be held course 21 October.  The course is arranged by UiO in collaboration with Research Council Norway. Register on RCN webiste.

RCN also invites prospective applicants to ERC proposal reading days held at RCN premises on Lysaker, 25 October and 8 December. Register on RCN Website.

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If you are planning to apply with UiO Faculty of Medicine as Host institution you are encouraged to contact the External Funding Office.

We will support you with various aspects of the proposal development. 


The Principal Investigator shall have been awarded their first PhD at least 2 and up to 7 years prior to 1 January 2021. Extensions to this eligibility window include maternity and paternity leave, clinical specialization, and long-term illnesses.

A competitive PI must have already shown the potential for research independence and evidence of maturity and should also be able to demonstrate a promising track record of early achievements appropriate to their research field and career stage.


Funding per grant: up to 1 500 000 EUR
Duration: 5 years

An additional 1 000 000 EUR can be requested for eligible start-up costs such as the purchase of major equipment, access to large facilities, and/or other major experimental expenses.

The grant cover 100 % of eligible costs.

Call documents

Find information for applicants and the proposal templates on the ERC Starting grant website.

See the ERC Work Programme 2022

Published Sep. 3, 2021 2:09 PM - Last modified Oct. 1, 2021 1:29 PM