Call open: ERC-FOR-ME – A new funding program for physician-scientists

Are you a physician-scientist and considering submitting an ERC proposal? Then you may want to apply for support from ERC-FOR-ME and be awarded with up to 100.000 CHF to cover 40-50% protected research time for at least 12 months to prepare your ERC proposal. Application Deadline: 31 March 2022.

Researchers of the Faculty of Medicine successfully acquire ERC grants, but physician-scientists are underrepresented amongst the grantees. They often lack the time for generating preliminary data or to write the grant proposal. We want to improve this situation through ERC–FOR–ME, a funding program for physician-scientists.

Physician-scientists, who have an unequivocal intention of submitting an ERC starting grant (StG) or consolidator grant (CoG) and consider themselves within the top-10% regarding scientific excellence, can apply for the ERC–FOR–ME program.

Successful applicants will be supported with protected research time (40-50%) for an uninterrupted period of at least 12 months (max. CHF 100’000) preceding the StG or CoG application deadline.

There will be one call per year; physician scientists planning to submit a StG or CoG can equally apply for ERC–FOR–ME.

ERC–FOR–ME grantees must submit their ERC grant application in response to the first possible call towards the end of ERC–FOR–ME supported time.

Call for Proposals

Contact person: Prof. Maries van den Broek, Vice Dean Research