ERC Starting Grant 2023 (tentative deadline 25.10.2022) and other ERC calls


Dear Faculty Members,

The ERC Work Programme 2023 has not yet been announced but we know the tentative calendar (not changed since our last announcement in February 2022, below):

The closest call is the ERC Starting Grant 2023 call, which is planned to open on 12.7.2022 next month, and close on 28.9.2022. Once we have the official WP and call documents, there will be a detailed SRO announcement. For now, please review our document repository for the 2022 calls: 1. ERC Information. We also has some introductory information on our web page, here. If you are considering a STG 23 proposal, please contact us as soon as possible, we have to be involved. (Emrah Göker, Oya Gül and Esra Hüseyinoğlu are your liaison points.)

Here is a tentative calendar for 2023’s Proof of Concept cut-offs:

Some important new issues for all ERC 2023+ schemes:

  • PhD eligibility: “Prospective applicants to the 2023 Starting and Consolidator Grant Calls should note that the ERC is aiming to change the PhD reference date for the calculation of the eligibility period from the date of the actual award according to the national rules of the country where the degree was awarded to the date of the successful PhD defence. Whenever the PhD certificate does not show the PhD defence date, applicants should provide a written confirmation from the awarding institution stating the said date. This change will bring both clarity to the prospective candidates and significant simplification to the eligibility process.”
  • “Gender Equality Plan” will be an institutional eligibility requirement for all Horizon Europe submissions, including ERC proposals, from now on. Koç University’s plan is scheduled for publication in late July.