ERC Support Scheme

The Malta Council for Science and Technology is managing 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 training (online or physical).

The call was closed on Friday, 20th August 2021. A second call will open in the last quarter of 2021.

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

ERC Support scheme 2021_ State Aid

ERC Support scheme 2021_ Rules Non State Aid

ERC_Support Scheme_Application-Form

Annex I – De minimis declaration form



ERC Support Scheme 2021 (Call 1) Results
Project number, Name and Surname Ranking Funds awarded (in Euro)
ERC-2021-01; Konstantinos Makantasis, UM 1 5,895.00
ERC-2021-02; Melissa Marie Formosa, UM 2 6,220.00
ERC-2021-03; Sophie Briffa, UM 3 6,220.00

This article was last updated on: September 17, 2021