In a press release from Sep 3, 2021, the ERC published preliminary facts on figures on the submitted proposals for advanced grants 2021 .
The ERC received 1,735 proposals, a decrease of 35% compared to the 2020 call. Physical Sciences and Engineering attracted the highest number of applications (764). Women submitted 20.8% proposals, which is 1.5% less than in the previous call (22.3%).
The ERC Work Programme earmarked €626 million for an estimated 250 Advanced Grants in 2021.
The ERC is now starting evaluation of the proposals. The selected projects will be announced in May 2022.
Find the full press release here.