(22 February 2021) – The European Commission today presented the Work Programme 2021 for the European Research Council. It includes three main calls for proposals for frontier research actions for a total amount of €1.9 billion.
This is the first work programme under Horizon Europe, Europe’s new Framework Programme for Research and Innovation for 2021-2027.
Within the new series of competitions, the first call to be launched is the European Research Council’s Starting Grants, which will support top researchers to start their own independent research team or programme.
The call will be launched on 25 February, with a budget of €619 million and a deadline of 8 April. Other grant competitions will follow.