FIEC / CA 2019
15th Congress of the Fédération internationale des associations d'études classiques and the Classical Association annual conference 2019

European Research Council (ERC) session

Friday 5 July 2019, 1.30-3 pm 


The European Research Council: Funding excellent research in Classics

Since 11 years, the European Research Council (ERC) has been supporting excellent, investigator-driven frontier research across all fields of science and scholarship through a competitive peer review process based on scientific excellence as only selection criterion. ERC calls are open to researchers from around the world who plan to carry out their research project at a host institution in an EU Member State or in a country associated to the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.


The session will provide an overview of ERC funding, the evaluation procedure and criteria, as well as general guidance on how to prepare a proposal. Session participants will also gain practical insights into the application and evaluation process, project implementation and the impact an ERC grant can have on one’s academic career from the perspective of an ERC panel member and ERC grantees conducting research in the area of classical studies.