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M€ in open calls for proposals for a total budget of 7.510 M€.
Grants for Basic Research Projects which aim at generating new knowledge within a given scientific field.

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  GRANTS FOR EUROPEAN RESEARCH COUNCIL - CONSOLIDATOR GRANT
ERC-2013-CoG ERC Consolidator Grant CALL CLOSED
ERC Consolidator Grants are designed to support researchers (Principal Investigators) at the stage at which they are consolidating their own independent research team or programme.The scheme will strengthen independent and excellent new individual...
The Consolidator Grant is a development of the previous Starting Grant which addresses the insufficient opportunities for young investigators in Europe to develop independent careers and make the transition from working under a supervisor to being independent research leaders in their own right.

Since 2010, the Starting Grant has been streamed allowing applicants to be compared with researchers of a similar level.

Broadly speaking, Starters are usually still in the process of setting up their own research group, while Consolidators are very often already working with their own group, but need to consolidate it.