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Announcement: Tremplin-ERC (T-ERC) The first call is open

Designed to improve France’s success rate in European Research Council (ERC) calls, Tremplin-ERC (T-ERC) is a new funding instrument set up by ANR for Work Programme 2017.
The deadline for the submission of proposals is: 14 November 2016 at 1 p.m.

T-ERC is aimed at French or foreign young researchers affiliated with a French public research organisation who did not receive funding from the ERC Starting grant or later Consolidator grant calls despite having submitted top-quality projects (ranked A or B, after second step evaluation).

The first-time funding instrument helps researchers to improve their proposals and submit a new application, increasing their chance of being selected. Researchers from all scientific fields may apply. Those projects selected will be attributed up to €150 k over 18 months. Grants will cover personal as well as operating expenses.

Swift decision-making and funding

The first call T-ERC has just opened and more calls are planned in 2017 (see the agenda on the website of the ANR).

ANR has made special arrangements to speed up decision-making and funding. The submission application in particular has been streamlined, making use of application documents previously transmitted to the ERC.


Deadline for electronic submission of proposals: 14 November 2016 at 1 p.m.

Administrative submission document including the laboratory or institute director commitment as well as scanned and signed documents must be downloaded on the submission site by: 17 November 2016 at 1 p.m.

Enhancing French scientific excellence and appeal

The funding instrument T-ERC is part of France’s national strategy for strengthening French research and technological innovation aimed at increasing France’s influence and international scientific attractiveness.

T-ERC is called upon to:

  • strengthen French engagement and success rate in upcoming ERC Calls;
  • encourage scientific excellence by supporting high quality applications;
  • Help research organisations to host high-level applicants deemed “excellent” at the European level by enabling them to carry out their projects in the best possible conditions.

For more information: T-ERC website