For all international students


Type of grant

Research grant


Doctoral, Postdoctoral

Sectors and fields of study

Art: Performing arts and communication and broadcasting technology, Plastic, visual and spatial arts, Music, Theatre and dramatic arts.

Health: Biomedicine and pharmacy, Motor sciences, Public health, Dentistry, Medicine, Veterinary sciences.

Science and technology: Architecture and town and country planning, Science, Agriculture and bioscience engineering, Engineering and technology.

Social and human sciences: Criminology, History, art history and archaeology, Information and communication, Languages, literatures and translation studies, Philosophy, Economics and management, Law, Political and social sciences, Psychology and education, Theology.


The European Research Council (ERC) is a funding organisation for frontier research. It aims to stimulate scientific excellence in Europe by funding the very best, creative researchers of any nationality and age, and supporting their innovative ideas. Researchers from anywhere in the world can apply for ERC grants provided the research they undertake will be carried out in an EU Member State or Associated Country.

ERC grants are becoming more and more internationally recognised as awards for scientific excellence.

Research projects funded by the ERC can last up to five years and can cover frontier research in any scientific domain, including social sciences, humanities and interdisciplinary studies. The grants may help both emerging research leaders ('ERC Starting Grants' and 'ERC Consolidator Grants') and already well-established and recognised scientists ('ERC Advanced Grants').

Find out more about the different ERC grants :

Financial terms

If you are moving to Europe (EU Member State or Associated Country), you can apply for additional funding, which can total up to €2,5 million for a Starting Grant (instead of €1.5 million for those already established in Europe), €3 million for a Consolidator Grant (instead of €2 million) and €3.5 million for an Advanced Grant (instead of €2.5 million).

Grant funded by

European Research Council

Eligibility criteria

Nationality.ies – Profile

Researchers of any nationality and age.

Level of study required

Master’s, doctorate.

Contact – Find out more

For Brazilian citizens:

Charlotte GRAWITZ

EURAXESS Brazil and other Latin America and Caribbean countries (LAC)  /

+55 21 3974 66 87 ou  96701 01 05