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.

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

The following types of grants are available:

ERC Starting Grants

ERC Consolidator Grants 

ERC Advanced Grants

ERC Synergy Grants

*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 on the ERC website for more details. 

ERC: 100 GranteesERC grants awarded to Ghent University Principal Investigators

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

In 2022,  we celebrated the milestone of having hosted 100 ERC grantees, a number which is rapidly rising.

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

    • ten-year appointment, potentially to be extended
    • A wide range of career development opportunities
    • Administrative support by the EU team at the central Research Department


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