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ERC Proof of Concept - European Research Council funding scheme for former ERC grant holders



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Type of support
project grant
Support category
research mobility, project cooperation
Target group (when applying for the scholarship)
researcher
Duration
up to 18 months
Finance source
European Research Council
Quota
depending on the budget available
Offered support
Funding up to 150 000 €
Deadline
11 September 2018, 5:00 PM CET
Submission of applications
Key features of the ERC grant application procedure:
  • Applications should be submitted by a single PI in conjunction with and on behalf of her/his host institution, which is the applicant legal entity.
  • Submission is accepted only via the web-based Participant Portal Submission Service (PPSS). The application procedure consists of a single submission stage.
  • A complete ERC PoC proposal consists of three separate components:
        - The online administrative 'Proposal Submission Forms'
        - The proposal (Part B), and
        - The supporting documentation (host institution support letter, and any further documentation related to eligibility and ethics).
  • Proposal format and number of pages are strictly limited. 
You can find more information about the procedure in the currently open call as well as in the 'Information for applicants' guide.

Application form and supporting documents
Other relevant information
"Proof of Concept" is a funding scheme open to researchers who have already been awarded an ERC grant. Its purpose is to help ERC grantees explore the innovation potential of their research or support commercialisation of the results of their ERC-funded research. 

All Principal Investigators benefiting from an ERC Advanced, Synergy, Consolidator or Starting Grant that is either ongoing or where the project has ended less than 12 months before the publication date of an ERC Proof of Concept call are eligible to apply for funding. The Principal Investigator must be able to demonstrate the relation between the idea to be taken to proof of concept and the ERC frontier research project (Starting, Consolidator, Advanced or Synergy) in question.
The current call has been opened on 6 September 2017. 

More than one Proof of Concept Grant
may be awarded per ERC-funded frontier research project but only one Proof of Concept project may be running at any one time for the same ERC frontier research project.

Programme administrator
ERC - European Research Council was established in 2007 under the EU´s 7th Framework Programme for Research. 
The ERC's mission is to encourage the highest quality research in Europe.

Contact details can be found here.

Selection procedure
The grant will be evaluated on the basis of three evaluation criteria:
1. Excellence (Innovation potential): Proposals will have to demonstrate that the proposed Proof of Concept activity could greatly help move the output of research towards the initial steps of pre-commercialisation.
2. Impact: The proposed Proof of Concept is expected to generate economic and /or societal benefits.
3. Quality and efficiency of the implementation (Quality of the Proof of Concept plan):  The proposed Proof of Concept is based on a sound approach for establishing the technical and commercial feasibility of the project.
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