ERC guides applicants through lump sum grant applications

11 Jun 2024 | News

European Research Council’s first Advanced Grants call to have lump sum funding is open until 29 August

Photo credits: ERC / European Union

Lump sum funding is said to be a simplification, but the learning curve for Horizon Europe applicants is steep. Over the last six months, the European Research Council (ERC) has been hard at work trying to communicate what the introduction of lump sum funding means for researchers, including a webinar held last week. Here’s a summary of it all.

What are lump sums and why?

When the European Commission started introducing lump sum funding to Horizon 2020 in a small pilot in 2018 the aim was to simplify the bureaucracy-heavy…