TheERC (European Research Council) funds scientific excellence at the frontier of knowledge. It is a “white science” programme dedicated to exploratory research, for which the sole selection criterion is scientific excellence.

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The ERC programme offers four types of individual fellowships:

  • Starting Grant, pour les jeunes chercheurs deux à sept après obtention de leur thèse ;
  • Consolidator Grant, for young researchers seven to twelve years after obtaining their thesis;
  • Advanced Grant, for advanced researchers;
  • Proof of Conceptfor assistance with the valorisation of results The latter grant is reserved for ERC laureates.