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University of Basel

Research Careers

The Excellent Science pillar of Horizon 2020 includes two main career funding programmes:


Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions provide researchers with excellent training and career development opportunities.


European Research Council (ERC)

The European Research Council supports ground-breaking, innovative projects from excellent researchers. Calls for proposals are categorised according to the career stage:

  • Starting Grants: for top researchers with 2-7 years post-PhD experience
  • Consolidator Grants: for top researchers with 7-12 years post-PhD experience
  • Advanced Grants: for established researchers

Deadlines for 2018 Calls:

  • Starting grants: 17th October 2017
  • Consolidator grants:  15th February 2018
  • Advanced grants: 30th August 2018
  • Proof of Concept grants: 16th January, 18th April, 11th September 2018

Applicants from the University of Basel or University Hospital & Clinics are requested to contact the International Grants Office well before the deadline.

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