Novelties in ERC application forms and evaluation


The ERC Scientific Council decided on changes to the ERC’s application forms and evaluation procedures for the 2024 calls.

One of the novelties is that the current CV and Track Record templates will be combined and simplified and applicants will be able to add short narrative descriptions to explain the information provided. Applicants will also be invited to explain career breaks or unconventional career paths and to describe their exceptional contributions to the research community. As a consequence of these changes, the Profiles of the ERC Principal Investigators which appeared in previous Work Programmes will no longer be necessary.

The Scientific Council has furthermore decided to explicitly weigh the project proposal more than the past achievements of the applicant during the evaluation process. Full details can be found in the ERC Work Programme 2024 and the associated guidance documents.