Submit your ERC@PoliTO - Invitation to external researchers

Are you an excellent researcher in any country in the world with a groundbreaking research idea? PoliTO invites you to work in a favourable research environment to develop your idea and career.

What we offer

  • Guidance on how to enhance your profile, clarify concept and idea, ensure compliance against key ERC requirements, justify novelty and breakthrough results
  • Support through trained staff at all stages, from proposal writing to review before submission to ERC
  • Specific training to deal with the Brussels interview for those who pass the first evaluation stage


  • An academic position at Politecnico di Torino taking advantage of the direct call provided by national regulations
  • Negotiation of a starting grant from Politecnico di Torino to facilitate your integration into the academic environment
  • Reduction of your teaching load
  • Administrative support for all matters related to your transfer to Politecnico di Torino
  • Tax exemption under Article 44 of DL 78/2020 (for those who have been teaching or researching abroad for at least two consecutive years and who move to Italy acquiring tax residence)


If your profile is compliant with ERC requirements

And if you are interested in participating in ERC calls, you can send your pre-application form to

If you would also like to receive support from PoliTO at the proposal writing stage, you must submit the pre-application form within 4 months of the deadlines of the respective ERC calls:

  • ERC Starting Grant: publication: July 11, 2023 - deadline: October 24, 2023 - CLOSED
  • ERC Synergy Grant: publication: July 12, 2023 - deadline: November 8, 2023 - CLOSED
  • ERC Consolidator Grant: publication: September 12, 2023 - deadline: December 12, 2023 - CLOSED
  • ERC Advanced Grant: publication: May 29, 2024 - deadline: August 29, 2024
  • ERC Proof of Concept (PoC) WP 2024: publication: November 16, 2023 - cut off date: September 17, 2024

The Work Program, information for applicants and other additional will be available on the European Commission website at the following  link.

The data and information received will be treated confidentially. You will be informed about the outcome after an internal screening process. If the evaluation is positive you will be contacted to start PoliTO support in the preparation of your ERC proposal.

Your application will be evaluated on the basis of:

  • Quality of your CV and project (information provided in the pre-application form)
  • Consistency of the project with PoliTO's research and teaching strategies.

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