Funding for successful ERC applicants
Starting from 2017, the School of Science has granted funding to researchers, who have fared well in European Research Council (ERC) application processes. In autumn 2022 the funding scheme was updated to enable applying for the school funding for experimental costs of an ERC project.
Starting from 2017, the School of Science has granted funding to researchers, who have fared well in European Research Council (ERC) application processes, if they meet the following criteria:
- An applicant has made it to the second round in the Starting, Consolidator, or Advanced Grant application processes, but has not been granted ERC funding. In this case, the school will grant a sum of EUR 100 000 on the basis of a separate research plan. The school encourages the applicants to use the funding for launching the research described in their ERC application, which will improve their chances when taking part in the following ERC application round. The research plan should be at most two pages long, and in addition to the plan a signed application form should be submitted. The documents will be submitted in PDF format to Development Manager Marja Niemi ([email protected]).
- School funding is granted to researchers who have been granted ERC funding, when necessary, as a ramp down / bridge funding when an ERC project comes to an end. A ramp down plan is drawn up at the latest during a project’s third year, and negotiations are held with the dean and the department on a case-by-case basis. As an alternative to the bridge / ramp down funding, ERC grantees doing experimental research may apply for school funding already during the ERC project to cover purchase of special equipment or other experimental costs that can’t be covered with the ERC or other funding. The funding is at maximum EUR 150 000 and it is applied by submitting an application form in PDF format to Development Manager Marja Niemi ([email protected]). It is encouraged that the researchers mention this school funding already in the ERC proposal. Please discuss with your Grant Writer or Research Liaison Officer on how to include this in the proposal. If the funding is not included in the proposal, justification and plan for using the funding needs to be specified in the application form.
Marja Niemi, Development Manager
Aalto University School of Science
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