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ERC Proof of Concept Grant

Vložil(a): J. Barančík, 22.9.2017, videné 218-krát

Opening date: 06 September 2017

Deadline model: multiple cut-off

Cut-off dates:  


16 January 2018 17:00:00

18 April 2018 17:00:00

1 September 2018 17:00:00                                                  Time Zone : (Brussels time)



Horizon 2020

Types of action: ERC-POC Proof of Concept Grant     

Topic identifier:               ERC-2018-PoC            


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). Proof of Concept Grants are on offer only to Principal Investigators whose proposals draw substantially on their ERC funded research.   


Profile of the ERC Proof of Concept Grant 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 1 January 2018, are eligible to participate and apply for an ERC Proof of Concept Grant.

Principal Investigators may submit only one proposal under Work Programme 2018.


A Principal Investigator whose proposal was rejected on the grounds of a breach of research integrity in the calls for proposals under Work Programmes 2016 or 2017 may not submit a proposal to the calls for proposals made under the ERC Work Programme 2018.


The financial contribution will be up to a maximum of EUR 150 000 for a period of 18 months.


Evaluation Criteria

Proof of Concept Grants are awarded in relation to an existing ERC-funded project which has already been evaluated on the basis of excellence as the sole criterion. The evaluation criteria for selection of proposals for Proof of Concept Grants are excellence in innovation potential, impact and quality and efficiency of the implementation.



Submit the Proposal via EU website: 



For further details please consult the Department for International Cooperation of SAS:


Ing. Kristína Muráňová, PhD