ERC Advanced grants applications in figures. What do they indicate?


The European Research Council (ERC) has published the preleminary data on proposals submitted to the ERC Advanced Grants 2021 call which had closed for applications on 31 August 2021. This year, the ERC AdG received 1735 proposals. This is an decrease of 35% compared to the 2020 call when exceptionally high number of applications were submitted (2678). The highest number of applications was submitted in the domain of Physical Sciences and Engineering (764 applications), followed by Life Sciences (499), and Social Science and Humanities (472). Women submitted 20,8% proposals, which is 0,5% more than in the previous call. The ERC Work Programme earmarked €626 million for an estimated 250 Advanced Grants in 2021. The ERC is now starting evaluation of the proposals. The selected projects will be announced in May 2022.

ERC Advanced Grants are designed to support excellent scientists and scholars at the career stage when they are already established research leaders with a recognized track record of research achievements. Applicants must demonstrate the ground-breaking nature, ambition and feasibility of their scientific proposals.

The source of the information: webpage of ERC.