The ERC publishes new deadlines and budgets for 2022

In our previous article we discussed the calendar shift of the ERC Grants due to the transition from Horizon 2020 to Horizon Europe. The ERC has now also published the (tentative) deadlines for the 2022 work programme, including proposed budgets! Note that the work programme for 2022 is not yet approved, so the information for 2022 is still subject to change.

2021–2022 Calls Calendar

ERC deadlines and budgets for work programme 2021

Starting Grant Consolidator Grant Advanced Grant
Call opens 25 February 2021 11 March 2021 20 May 2021
Call closes 8 April 2021 20 April 2021 31 August 2021
Budget € 619 million € 633 million € 626 million

The Synergy Grant and Proof of Concept Grant will not return under this work programme.

ERC deadlines and budgets for work programme 2022

Starting Grant Consolidator Grant Advanced Grant Synergy Grant
Call opens 23  September 2021 19 October 2021 20 January 2022 15 July 2021
Call closes 13 January 2022 17 March 2022 28 April 2022 10 November 2021
Budget € 757 million € 784 million € 561 million € 300 million

The Proof of Concept will also return under the 2022 work programme with two calls and several cut-off dates:

Call opens Cut-off dates (call closes) Budget
 15 July 2021 14 October 2021 € 25 million
16 November 2021
  • 15 February 2022
  • 19 May 2022
  • 29 September 2022
€ 25 million

Although the Proof of Concept and Synergy Grant will only return under work programme of 2022, please notice that the first deadlines are expected in October and November 2021, respectively.

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