ERC give funds to scientific excellence at the knowledge frontier.
It is a "white scientific" program dedicated to exploratory research, whose sole criterion of selection is scientific excellence.
The ERC (European Research Council) program offers four types of individual scholarships:
Starting Grant, for young researchers, two to seven years after obtaining their thesis;
Consolidator Grant, for young researchers, seven to twelve years after obtaining their thesis;
Advanced Grant, designed for experienced researchers;
Proof of Concept for valuation support. The latter scholarship is reserved for ERC winners.