ERC Starting Grants aim to support the academic and scholarly independence of recipients of support through building a research team. Candidates can apply to receive ERC Starting Grants for up to five years. Each grant encompasses a maximum project budget of 1.5 million euros.
The ERC Consolidator Grant program is aimed at junior researchers seven to 12 years after earning a doctorate. The goal is to build or consolidate an excellent independent research team. The support is open in terms of subject. The maximum amount of funding available for one project is 2 million euros, and the maximum period is five years.
Through the Advanced Grant program of the European Research Council (ERC), established scholars and scientists at EU research institutions can receive support in order to realize outstanding and innovative research projects in the field of fundamental research.
A Proof of Concept Grant is an additional funding option for ERC projects that are currently in progress or have already been finalized. It is aimed at ERC grantees who wish to commercially exploit an idea arising from their project.
Recipients of funding under all four ERC programs are involved in research at Freie Universität Berlin.
Prof. Dr. Haike Antelmann
Subject Area: Microbiology
Project: Protein S-Mycothiolations and Real-Time Redox Imaging in Corynebacterium Diphtheriae in Response to ROS Stress and Infection Conditions (MYCOTHIOLOME)
Year: 2015 - 2020
Prof. Dr. Markham Geller
Subject Area: Ancient Studies, Ancient Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
Project: Fragments of Cuneiform Medicine in the Babylonian Talmud: Knowledge Transfer in Late Antiquity (BabMed)
Year: 2013 - 2018
Prof. Dr. Sabine Schmidtke
Subject Area: Islamic Studies
Project: Weaving the Humanities into the Web and the Web into the Humanities. Preserving the Cultural Heritage of Yemen by Creating an Universally Virtual Library of Manuscripts (HumanWeb)
Year: 2013 - 2014