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ERC Proof of Concept 2018

Bewerbungsfristen sind der 19. Januar 2018, der 18. April 2018 und der 11. September 2018, jeweils um 17:00 Uhr.


Frontier research often generates unexpected or new opportunities for commercial or societal application. The ERC Proof of Concept Grants aim to maximise the value of the excellent research that the ERC funds, by funding further work (i.e. activities which were not scheduled to be funded by the original ERC frontier research grant) to verify the innovation potential of ideas arising from ERC funded projects. Proof of Concept Grants are therefore on offer only to Principal Investigators whose proposals draw substantially on their ERC funded research.


Eligible Principal Investigator

All Principal Investigators in an ERC frontier research project, that is either on going or has ended [Where the duration of the project fixed in the ERC Grant Agreement has ended.] less than 12 months before the opening date of this call, are eligible to participate and apply for an ERC Proof of Concept Grant.


Eligible projects

All proposals must be complete and be submitted before the relevant call deadline. Incomplete proposals may be declared ineligible.

The content of the proposal must relate to the objectives and to the grant type set out in the call, as defined in this work programme. A proposal will only be deemed ineligible on grounds of ‘scope’ in clear-cut cases.


Applicants will need to demonstrate the relation between the idea to be taken to proof of concept and the ERC frontier research project (Starting, Consolidator, Advanced or Synergy) in question.


Wichtig: Ausschließlich ERC Grantees können sich auch für POC bewerben!

Mehr Informationen finden Sie auf der Seite der Europäischen Kommission. Einen Auszug aus einem Webinar zu ERC POC Antragen finden Sie hier: Auszug_Webinar_ERCPOC_PDF


Für Fragen zur Bewerbung steht Ihnen auch Frau Varposhti (-66402) und Frau Rings (-70763) vom Team Innovation Management zur Verfügung. Kontakt: innovation@hu-berlin.de