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NEWS8 Mar 2024News

ERC Support Scheme - 2024 Now Open!


The Malta Council for Science and Technology (MCST) for and on behalf the Foundation for Science and Technology is receiving proposals under the ERC Support Scheme. The Scheme aims to strengthen the opportunities for talented researchers to obtain grants from the ERC (European Research Council) for excellent and ground-breaking research based on researchers’ own ideas within all areas of research. The Scheme is divided into two options. Applicants are to fill in the appropriate sections of the form; they may select either Option A or Option B, or both:

Option A: Mentoring initiative

The mentoring initiative will support potential ERC applicants by helping to identify international experts to provide coaching and advice.

Option B: Proposal writing trainings.

The objective of this activity is to raise the capabilities of potential ERC candidates to prepare successful ERC grant applications through attending ERC proposal writing trainings.

The Scheme will be open throughout the year (from 12th March 2024)  with the following cut offs in between:

  • 10th April 2024
  • 28th June 2024
  • 27th September 2024

Interested Applicants are to submit their application form electronically to [email protected] with “ERC Support Scheme - Application 2024” as a subject heading. Applications that are receiving prior each cut off dates will be processed through administrative check and evaluation immediately after each cut off date.

Application form

Rules for participation State Aid

Rules for participation Non State Aid