Round Table Discussion: An introduction to the European Research Council and to the Starting, Consolidator and Advanced Grants calls

Thursday 6 July
13.20 - 14.20 h.
Manuel Falla


Inês Pio
Scientific Officer ERC


The European Research Council is the first pan-European funding body for frontier research, set up in 2007 to substantially strengthen and shape the European research system.
The ERC funding schemes are open to top researchers of any nationality or age who wish to carry out their research in a public or private research organisation located in one of the 28 EU Member States or in associated countries. There are three core funding schemes:
-Starting Grants (grants up to €1,5 million for five years);
-Consolidator Grants (grants up to €2 million); and
-Advanced Grants (grants up to €2.5 million).
The presentation at the 18th General Meeting of the European Association of Social Psychology will introduce the European Research Council and explain, from a practical perspective, the characteristics of the Starting, Consolidator and Advanced Grants calls. The presentation will count with the advice and experiences from two ERC grantees - Thomas Webb from Sheffield University and Sonja Utz from Tuebingen University who will share with prospective applicants their experiences in applying and being funded by the ERC.