Research & Innovation - Participant Portal


Opening Date 11-12-2013 Deadline Date 27-03-2014 17:00:00 (Brussels local time)
Budget €485,039,385 Main Pillar Excellent Science
Status Closed OJ reference OJ C361/9 of 11 December 2013
Call updates
  • 10-06-2014 16:37:49

    A total of 3272 proposals were submitted in response to the 2014 Starting Grant call (ERC-2014-STG). The number of proposals for each domain is shown below:

    • Physical Sciences & Engineering (Panels: PE1 – PE10) 1490
    • Life Sciences (Panels: LS1 – LS9) 1037
    • Social Sciences & Humanities (Panels: SH1 – SH6) 745


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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.

Call summary

ERC Starting Grants are designed to support excellent Principal Investigators at the career stage at which they are starting 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-STG' 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).

Following the technical issues experienced on 24 and 25 March 2014, the deadline of the above mentioned Call with an original deadline on 25 March 2014 is extended.

The new deadline for this Call is Thursday 27 March 2014 at 17:00:00 (Brussels local time).

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

In H2020, 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
  • 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.