The European Commission announced today, 26.1.2021, that further to the announcement of the delays of ERC calls, a pre-publication on the ERC website of relevant DRAFT documents for 2021 ERC calls is in preparation. The ERC is aiming to have these documents online by the end of January or beginning of February. In response to many queries on the subject, prospective applicants and panel members should note that ERC is striving to preserve the deadlines for submission of proposals and the evaluation calendar as close as possible to that initially planned.

As the ERC Work Programme 2021 is foreseen to have only very few changes compared to that from 2020, EPSO encourages its members to use the ERC WP 2020 information to already draft their ERC proposals, particularly those for Starting Grant and Consolidator Grant, and to only update their proposals slightly once the calls are published.

Wishing you success with your proposals

Karin Metzlaff, Alexandra Barnoux and Alan Schulman

Links: EC announcement, 26.1.2021 Update – 2021 Work Programme and first calls

Contacts: Karin Metzlaff and Alexandra Barnoux