An ERC grant at Ghent University

Are you a dedicated and creative researcher with a highly innovative research idea?

Funding and grants

ERC provides funding for the implementation of ground-breaking research for a period of 5 years.

The following types of grants are available:

  • ERC Starting Grants (up to 1.5 mio euro for 5 years, for researchers with 2-7 years postdoctoral experience*)
  • ERC Consolidator Grants  (up to 2 mio euro for 5 years, for researchers with 7-12 years postdoctoral experience*)
  • ERC Advanced Grants (up to 2.5 mio euro for 5 years, for established senior researchers)
  • ERC Synergy Grants (up to 10 mio euro for 6 years, for a group of two to maximum four Principal Investigators (PIs)

*Extensions of the eligibility period are possible based on documented absence for parental leave, long-term illness, military service or clinical training. Check the ERC Work Programme for more details. 

This programme, managed by the European Research Council (ERC) provides a distinctive funding mechanism devoted to scientific excellence for all scientific fields.

ERC: 100 GranteesERC grants awarded to Ghent University Principal Investigators

Since 2007, Ghent University has hosted several ERC-projects.

In 2022,  we celebrate the milestone of having hosted 100 ERC grantees.

What can Ghent University offer you?

As an applicant

  • Full support in administrative and financial issues of your application, including providing a Host Support Letter.
  • Support in the proposal writing stage: screening of your CV and project idea, and review of your proposal.

As a successful ERC-grantee

  • A long-term research professorship
  • A wide range of career development opportunities
  • Administrative support by the EU team at the central Research Department


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