ERC Support Scheme – 2022 Call now open!

The Malta Council 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 European Research Council (ERC) for excellent and ground-breaking research based on researchers’ own ideas within all areas of research. The Scheme is divided into two options:

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 (online or physical).

The tentative dates for the upcoming ERC calls can be seen here.

For more information, kindly see the documents below and/or contact Lili Kankaya by email to

Application form

State Aid rules

Non State Aid rules

The Scheme will close on 15th November 2022 and will have the following cut off dates:

  • 31st May 2022
  • 30th June 2022
  • 15th September 2022
  • 15th November 2022 – closing

Interested Applicants are to submit their application form electronically to with “ERC Support Scheme – Application 2022” as a subject heading by not later than noon (CET) of 15th November 2022. Applications that are receiving prior each cut off dates will be processed through administrative check and evaluation immediately after each cut off date.

This article was last updated on: April 13, 2022