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.
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.