The European Research Council (ERC) has announced its Work Programme for 2023 with a total budget of around €2.2 billion for grants. This amount will support more than a thousand top researchers across Europe.

Established by the ERC Scientific Council, the Work Programme for the coming year has been adopted by the European Commission on Monday. The budget for the Proof of Concept grant scheme will increase from €25 million to €30 million. The ERC will also introduce additional grounds for extending eligibility to candidates for Starting and Consolidator Grants who are seeking asylum or are victims of a natural disaster.

A special grant is foreseen to support ERC Science Journalism Initiative that will entail a support for journalists wishing to spend time at research institutions to better understand frontier research. The call for Starting Grants was opened on 12 July 2022. The Synergy Grant call followed one day later on 13 July 2022.

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