The Helmholtz ERC Recognition Award is designed to give support to outstanding ERC grant applicants when resubmitting an ERC project proposal, and at the same time show recognition of their academic achievements to date. This Call for applications applies to the ERC Call 2019 for Horizon 2020.
The Helmholtz Association has committed itself to the objectives of the Joint Initiative for Research and Innovation, e.g. promoting excellent young researchers and driving forward the internationalization of the association. The Helmholtz ERC Recognition Award is designed to give support to outstanding ERC grant applicants when resubmitting an ERC project proposal, and at the same time show recognition of their academic achievements to date.
Researchers who submitted a proposal for ERC 2019 StG or EC 2019 CoG within the framework of Horizon 2020 and who were then invited to an interview, proving the excellence of the researcher and the proposal, can apply for a grant of up to € 200,000 from the Helmholtz Association’s Initiative and Networking Fund. All applicants who reached Step 2, but were subsequently not awarded an ERC grant are eligible. The grant is accompanied by the condition that the applicant must resubmit the ERC application within 24 months of the begin of the funding period and that a Helmholtz Centre is once more the hosting institution. Funding is designed to support the resubmitting of applications in response to one of the next appropriate ERC calls. Funding is open to applicants who are already employed at a Helmholtz Centre or submitted their original proposal via a Helmholtz Centre as host institution respectively.
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