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

This call for proposals is now closed. You can view all open calls for proposals by clicking here.

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Designed to improve France’s success rate in European Research Council (ERC) calls, Tremplin-ERC (T-ERC) is a funding instrument set up by ANR for Work Programme 2017.

T-ERC is open to all ERC research disciplines (LS, PE, SH).

  • encourage scientific excellence by supporting high quality applications;
  • strengthen French participation and increasing France’s rate of success in upcoming ERC calls;

Tremplin-ERC is intended for researchers affiliated to a French academic research organization who did not receive funding from the ERC Starting Grants despite having submitted top-quality projects (ranked A after second evaluation step).

The goal is to give researchers a leg up when it comes to submitting a new application, thereby giving them firm foothold from which to succeed. Projects are funded up to 150 k€ over 18 months.

Swift decision-making and funding

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

* Applicants who had submit ERC proposals and who are not funded (ranked A for the second stage), will be invited to submit a proposal to the ANR via by email (from the ERC-Executive Agency).

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.

General information

Attention: the contact details mentioned below may not be valid as of today. In order to find the adequate contact details, please consult the "departments" section.

Submission site opening date: Tuesday November 14th 2017

The deadline for electronic submission of proposals: Tuesday December 12th 2017 at 1 p.m. (CET)

Administrative submission document including the laboratory or institute director commitment as well as scanned and signed documents must be uploaded to the submission site by: December 12th 2017 (at 1 p.m. CET).


Dr. Angèla SAMAAN – Scientific Director -

Release date of the call: Monday 13 November 2017

Deadline for submission of proposals: Tuesday 12 December 2017 13:00