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ERC in Horizon 2020

The European Research Council (ERC) implements the ERC grants in the first pillar „Excellent Science“ in Horizon 2020 and is comprised of two institutions:

The ERC Scientific Council states the strategy, the funding and evaluation principles of the ERC grants and the ERC Executive Agency (ERCEA) is responsible for the administrative and organisational aspects.

The ERC funds four programmes of innovative basic and pioneer research in a worldwide competition. The only evaluation criterion is the scientific excellence of the projects and researchers.

The research topics are open to all domains of research and can comprise all subjects and disciplines.
In particular interdisciplinary project proposals, researching new scientific areas and applying innovative methods are funded. Researchers from all over the world carry out their project as principal investigator at a host organisation in a EU member state or associated country.