ERC Starting Grants support excellent Principal Investigators at the career stage at which they are starting their own independent research team or programme by funding ground-breaking, ambitious research projects. Researchers having been awarded their PhD 2-7 years before 1 January 2015 are eligible (Extensions of the eligibility time window are possible in case of maternity, paternity, long-term illness, clinical training and national service). Grants amount to a maximum of €1.5 mio normally. The call closes on 3 February 2015. Note that unlike with the 2014 Starting Grant call, researchers at Swiss host institutions are again fully eligible for ERC funding.
Important information on the call is included in the ERC Work Programme 2015 and especially the call-specific Information for Applicants (available soon on the Participants Portal). The mandatory templates are also available from the Participants Portal once having registered for the call.