Applications for ERC Advanced Grants 2017: Facts and Figures

The ERC has recently released the preliminary statistics on submitted proposals for European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grants 2017, whose applications closed in August. According to the statistics, the number of applicants, 2166, decreased 10% when compared with the previous year. The highest number of applications was registered in the domain of Physical Sciences and Engineering (46%), followed by Life Sciences (29%), and Social Science and Humanities (25%). 18% of the proposals were submitted by women – a slight improvement from the past years (16.5% in 2016, 17% in 2015). The ERC Work Programme has earmarked €567 million for an estimated 245 Advanced Grants in 2017. The estimated success rate in this competition is 11%. The ERC is now starting evaluation of the proposals. The selected projects will be announced in spring 2018.

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