The objective of the program is to encourage young, brilliant researchers from all over the world to choose Poland as the place to carry out their research projects submitted for the ERC competition. The program is designed for people whose previous scientific record demonstrates they are highly independent as researchers and warrants they will conduct world-class quality research.
Pursuing research in a Polish research center will be the condition of receiving the subsidy.
The Programme is implemented in the form of an open competition covering all fields of science, and applications are accepted continually. The basis of the applicants evaluation are: scientific career and major achievements, scientific value of the project subbmited for the ERC Starting Grant.