ERC Application Guidelines

Here we provide a guide for applications to the ERC calls with Karolinska Institutet (KI) as your host organisation.

Calls and closing dates:

ERC-2017-AdG: Deadline 31st August 2017

ERC-2017-PoC: Deadline 5th September 2017

ERC-2018-StG: Deadline 17th October 2017

ERC-2018-SyG (ERC Synergy grant *New): Deadline 14th November 2017

ERC-2018-CoG: Call Opens 24/10/2017 (anticipated); Deadline 15th November 2018 (anticipated)

ERC-2018-AdG: Call Opens 17/05/2018 (anticipated); Deadline 30th August 2018 (anticipated)

Work Programme and Guide for Applicants

A full overview of the different calls and comprehensive information can be found in the ERC Work Programme 2017 document and the ERC Work Programme 2018 document.

Specific guidelines for the application can be found in the document Information for Applicants for the Starting and Consolidator Grants, the Information for Applicants for the Synergy Grant  the Information for Applicants for the Advanced Grants.

**Please note that restrictions apply if you have applied previously and have obtained categories B and C in the review. See page 19 of the Work Programme documents for more information.

Host Support Letter for ERC 2017 applications

A Host Support Letter with KI's logo is required for StG, CoG and AdG ERC applications. The Host Support Letter must be signed by an Authorised Representative, in most cases this is the Head of Grants Office, Björn Kull. Fill in the Host Support Letter with your name, project acronym and title. An Application Assurance Form, which is completed by the PI, Head of Department and Head of Administration is a prerequisite for the Host Support Letter. Send completed forms to Grants Office. Grants Office will send you back a scanned pdf of the signed letter. You must submit this pdf together with your proposal.

The Host Support Letter for the 2018 calls can be found here.

Registering your application

Go to the submission link and login with your ECAS account login (ECAS = European Commission Authentication Service). Choose External and login. Otherwise, choose External and Create an account, and follow the given instructions.  

Once you have logged in and provided basic information you will come to STEP 3. Here you should log in and create a draft proposal. Information you will need at STEP 3 is:

KI’s PIC (PIC = Participant Identification Code): 999978530
Registration data for the proposal, i.e. Acronym and Short Summary
Select an ERC Review Panel

The registration data can be updated/changed at a later stage.    

STEP 4 Add Björn Kull as your Main Host Institution Contact and as his contact address - DO NOT USE HIS OWN EMAIL ADDRESS! See the Participants and Contacts guidelines for further clarification

STEP 5 Edit the proposal. Click on edit forms to enter the administrative part of the proposal, called Proposal Submission Forms. The administrative forms must be completed online. Some parts of the forms are prefilled based on your data entered at registration.

Download Part B templates (in left column). These forms can be filled in off-line and uploaded when complete.

Application Guides

Here you will find detailed guidelines to completing Part B1, Part B2 and the Ethical Self-Assessment. VPN access and a KI login is required to access these guidelines when off the KI campus.

Panel Members

Choosing the right panel is an important step towards having your application reviewed favourably. ERC panel members generally sit for 3-4 terms and sit every second year. You can determine who will be your panel member by looking at the ERC panel from 2 years prior to the call to which you are applying.

Administrative officer

Jodie Guy Claesson

Phone: +46-(0)8-524 869 59
Organizational unit: Grants Office

Administrative officer

Tamsin Lindström

Phone: +46-(0)8-524 869 86
Organizational unit: Grants Office