ERC Starting Grants aim to support up-and-coming research leaders who are about to establish a proper research team and to start conducting independent research in Europe. The scheme targets promising researchers who have the proven potential of becoming independent research leaders. It will support the creation of excellent new research teams.
ERC Consolidator Grants are designed to support researchers at the stage at which they are consolidating their own independent research team or program. The scheme will strengthen independent and excellent new individual research teams that have been recently created.
The ERC Advanced Grants funding targets researchers who have already established themselves as independent research leaders in their own right.
Researchers who are already ERC grant holders can apply for additional funding called "Proof of Concept" to establish the innovation potential of ideas arising from their ERC-funded frontier research projects.
The TUM-IAS welcomes the ERC Grant Awardees as Honorary Fellows and members of the TUM-IAS community.