An established researchers might have more than 7 years experience after the PhD. They must have already established themselves as independent research leaders in their own right.
ERC Consolidator Grants are designed to support excellent researchers at the stage at which they are consolidating their own independent research team and an idea for a ground-breaking high risk/high gain research project.
Over 7 up to 12 years experience after PhD
Adv.Postdoc.Mobility fellowships are designed for postdocs who wish to enhance their scientific profile by working abrord. The fellowships include a grant for subsistence costs, a flat-rate for travel and a possible contribution to research, costs,etc.
Submission up to 5 years after the doctoral exam
ERC AdG allow exceptional established research leaders of any nationality and age to pursue ground-breaking, high-risk projects that open new directions in their research fields.
At least 10 years of experience as established researcher
Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) go beyond what is known. Visionary thinking can open up promising avenues towards powerful new technologies. FET has three complementary lines of action to address different methodologies and scales, from new ideas to long-term challenges: FET Open - FET Proactive - FET Flagships.
The MSCA Individual Fellowships aim at enhancing the creative and innovative potential of experienced researchers through advanced training and international and intersectoral mobility. European or Global Fellowships exists.
From PhD onwards
Horizo 2020 offers for established researchers other opportunities to benefit from European funding for research and innovation such as being a project coordinator. It will take great ideas from the lab to the market.