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 – Room 822, Institute of Education 


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.



 Prof. Corinne Bonnet, University of Toulouse-Jean Jaurès; current ERC Advanced Grant holder (MAP: Mapping Ancient Polytheism Cult Epithets as an Interface between Religious Systems and Human Agency); former ERC Panel Member.

Prof. Catherine Steel, University of Glasgow; former ERC Starting Grant holder (FRRO: The Fragments of the Republican Roman Orators).

Dr Mairi Gkikaki, University of Warwick; team member of current ERC Starting Grant project (Token Communities in the Ancient Mediterranean); Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow 2018-2020.

Dr Aneta Barkley, Scientific Officer, European Research Council Executive Agency (ERCEA).