Research & Innovation - Participant Portal


Opening Date 11-12-2013 Deadline Date 20-05-2014 17:00:00 (Brussels local time)
Budget €712,588,727 Programme Horizon 2020
Status Closed Main Pillar Excellent Science
OJ reference OJ C361/9 of 11 December 2013
Call summary

ERC Consolidator Grants are designed to support excellent Principal Investigators at the career stage at which they may still be consolidating their own independent research team or programme. This action is open to researchers of any nationality who intend to conduct their research activity in any Member State or Associated Country.

The ERC's frontier research grants operate on a 'bottom-up' basis without predetermined priorities. The call 'ERC-2014-CoG' consists of one call with a single deadline applying to each of the three main research domains:

• Physical Sciences & Engineering (Panels: PE1 – PE10),
• Life Sciences (Panels: LS1 – LS9),
• Social Sciences & Humanities (Panels: SH1 – SH6).

The deadline for all domains of this call is 20 May 2014, 17:00:00 (Brussels local time).

The budget indicated above is the total budget covering all domains.

Call updates
  • 12-09-2014 10:59:51

    A total of 2528 proposals were submitted in response to the 2014 Consolidator Grant call (ERC-2014-COG). The number of proposals for each domain is shown below:

    • Physical Sciences & Engineering (Panels: PE1 – PE10): 1205
    • Life Sciences (Panels: LS1 – LS9): 797
    • Social Sciences & Humanities (Panels: SH1 – SH6): 526 


  • 15-05-2014 13:22:56

    A new version of the FAQs for the call and of the ERC Rules for Submission and Evaluation is now available for download from the 'Call Documents' section.

  • 14-04-2014 17:20:33

    Clarification on Proposal Submission

    Please note that the names and e-mail addresses of the Principal Investigator (PI) and Main Host Institution Contact are read-only in the on-line administrative form. To enter and/or edit the details, please go back to Step 4 of the submission wizard. Without the names and e-mail addresses of the PI and Main Host Institution Contact, submission of the proposal is blocked.


    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    The FAQs for the call are now available for download from the 'Call Documents' section.

  • 04-03-2014 16:35:07

    Please note that an updated version of the document 'Information for applicants to the Starting and Consolidator Grant 2014 calls' is now available in the 'Call documents' section.

  • 21-02-2014 09:58:22

    The submission session is now available for: ERC-CoG-2014(ERC-COG)

  • 19-02-2014 09:46:44 The submission session is now available for: ERC-CoG-2014(ERC-COG)
Topics and submission service

To access the Submission Service, please select the TOPIC of your interest and then open the Submission Service tab.
To access existing draft proposals, please login to the portal and select My Proposals from the My Area menu.

A proposal is submitted to a specific topic. The full set of information for preparing a proposal for a topic (eligibility and evaluation conditions, proposal templates, evaluation forms, etc.) is available on the topic conditions page. Select a topic from the call description page or go to Search Topics.

Download all documents
(EN only, incl. the additional docs.)

  • ERC documents - ERC Work Programme en
  • ERC documents - ERC rules for submission and evaluation en
  • Legal basis - Specific Programme H2020 en
  • Legal basis - Framework Programme H2020 en
  • Legal basis - Rules for Participation en
  • FAQ_COG 2014_H2020 en
  • Information for applicants to the Starting and Consolidator Grant 2014 calls en

National Contact Points (NCP) – contact your NCP for further assistance.

Research Enquiry Service – ask questions about any aspect of European research in general and the EU Research Framework Programmes in particular.

IT Helpdesk – contact the Participant Portal IT helpdesk for questions such as forgotten passwords, access rights and roles, technical aspects of submission of proposals, etc.

Ethics – to ensure compliance with ethical issues, further information is available on the Participant Portal and on the Science and Society Portal.

European IPR Helpdesk assists you on intellectual property issues.

The European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for their recruitment

H2020 Online Manual your online guide on the procedures from proposal submission to managing your grant.