ERC – European Research Council

The ERC (European Research Council) funds pioneering research through individual funding grants, enjoying an exceptional reputation in the research community.

Our excellent researchers make the Technical University of Munich (TUM) very successful in securing ERC grants. Based on our experience and knowledge collected through recent ERC grant applications rounds, the following Checklist should enable a smooth and efficient preparation of a successful proposal submission. In addition, the following Guidelines  should provide support for a successful application.

If you want to apply for the TUM Seed Fund or a reduction of your teaching load, please refer to our 
Support Form . We are of course happy to help you with your proposal. If interested, please get in touch with the TUM ForTe international research funding team.


ERC Synergy Grant

Prof. Dr. Andreas Bausch/ Prof. Dr. Matthias Rief
Chair of Cellular Biophysics/ Chair of Biophysics
Project: PoInt (2018)


Starting Grants

PD Dr. rer. nat. Jennifer Altomonte
Clinic and Polyclinic for Internal Medicine II, gastroenterology
Project: ONCO-VAX (2019)

Prof. Dr. Job Boekhoven
Professorship of Supramolecular Chemistry
Project: ActiDrops (2019)

Dr. rer. nat. Felix Deschler ***
Chair of Experimental Semiconductor Physics
Project: TWIST (2019)

Prof. Dr. techn. Michael Knap
Professorship of Collective Quantum Dynamics
Project: ConsQuanDyn (2019)

Dr. Barbara Lechner
Chair of Physical Chemistry
Project: TACCAMA (2019)

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Susanne Mertens
Professorship of Dark Matter
Project: SENSE (2019)

PD Dr.med. Veit Rothhammer
Clinic and Polyclinic for Neurology
Project: HICI (2019)

Dr. Li Deng
Institute of Virology/ Helmholtz Zentrum München
Project: PHARMS (2018) 

Prof. Dr. Karl Duderstadt
Professorship of Experimental Biophysics/Max Planck Research Group Leader
Project: REPLISOMEBY PASS (2018)

Prof. Dr. Julijana Gjorgjieva
Professorship of Computational Neurosciences/Max Planck Research Group Leader
Project: NeuroDevo (2018)

Prof. Dr. Danny Nedialkova
Professorship of Biochemistry of Gene Expression/Max Planck Research Group Leader
Project: TransTempoFold (2018)

Dr. rer. nat. Raimund Strauss
Chair for Experimental Physics and Astroparticle Physics
Project: NU-CLEUS (2018)

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Antonia Wachter-Zeh
Professorship of Coding for Communications and Data Storage
Project: inCREASE (2018)

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Matthias Nießner
Professorship of Visual Computing
Project: Scan2CAD (2018)

Prof. Dr. Majid Zamani
Professorship of Hybrid Control Systems
Project: AutoCPS (2018)

Dr. Ante Bilandzic
Associate Professorship of Neuroradiology
Project: QGP-MYSTERY (2017)

Prof. Dr. Caroline Gutjahr ***
Professur für Pflanzengenetik
Project: RECEIVE (2017)

Dr.med.vet. Rabea Hinkel
Department of Internal Medicine I - Cardiology
Project: DIAMONDCOR (2017)

Dr.med. Simon Jacob
Department of Neurosurgery
Project: MEMCIRCUIT (2017)

Dr.med. Valentin Riedl
Associate Professorship of Neuroradiology
Project: SUGARCODING (2017)

Dr.med. Hendrik Sager
Klinik für Herzkreislauferkrankungen im Erwachsenenalter
Projekt: STRATO (2017)

Dr. Agnieszka Wykowska **
Chair of Cognitive Systems (Prof. Cheng)
Project: InStance (2016)

Dr. Tim Czopka
Teamleader Emmy Noether Group
Chair of Neuronal Cell Biology (Prof. Misgeld)
Project: MecMy (2016)

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Xiaoxiang Zhu
Assistant Professorship of Signal Processing in Earth Observation (Prof. Zhu)
Project: So2Sat (2016)

Prof. Dr. Konrad Tiefenbacher **
Assistant Professorship of Organic Chemistry (Prof. Tiefenbacher)
Project: TERPENECAT (2016)

Prof. Dr. Ville Kaila **
Assistant Professorship of Computational Biocatalysis (Prof. Kaila)
Project: bioPCET (2016)

Dr. Dimitrios Karampinos*
Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
Project: ProFatMRI (2015)

Univ.-Prof. Dr.med. Kilian Eyerich*
Clinic and Policlinic for Dermatology and Allergology
Project: IMCIS (2015)

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Ilona Grunwald-Kadow ***
Assistant Professorship of Neuronal Control of Metabolism (Prof. Grunwald-Kadow)
Project: FlyContext (2014)

Prof. Dr. Shigeyoshi Inoue ***
Assistant Professorship of Silicon Chemistry (Prof. Inoue)
Project: SILION (2014)

Dr.med. Jan Kirschke
Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology
Project: iBack (2014)

Prof. Dr. Nils Thürey *
Informatics 15 – Assistant Professorship of Games Engineering
Project: realFlow (2014)

Prof. Dr.med. Dietmar Zehn ****
Chair of Animal Physiology and Immunology
Project: ProtecTC (2013)

Dr. Olaf Groß
Institute for Clinical Chemistry and Pathobiochemistry
Project: FLAMMASEC (2013)

Prof. Dr. Sandra Hirche
Chair of Information-oriented Control
Project: CON-HUMO (2013)

Dr. Zeynep Ökten
Molecular and Cellular Biophysics
Project: DissectIFT (2013)

PD Dr. Björn Schuller **
Chair of Human-Machine Communication
Project: iHEARu (2013)

Prof. Dr. Eugénia da Conceição-Heldt ***
Chair of European and Global Governance
Project: DELPOWIO (2012)

Prof. Dr. Andrey Rybalchenko **
Professor of Theoretical Computer Science
Project: VERISYNTH (2012)

Prof. Dr. Massimo Fornasier ****
Chair of Applied Numerical Analysis
Project: HDSPCONTR (2012)

Prof. Dr. Alexander Holleitner ****
Chair of Experimental Semiconductor Physics I
Project: NanoREAL (2012)

Prof. Dr. Gil Westmeyer
Clinic and Policlinic for Nuclear Medicine
Project: Magnetogenetics (2012)

Prof. Dr. Andreas Bausch ****
Chair of Cellular Biophysics
Project: COMPNET (2011)

Dr. Pierre Thibault **
Chair of Biomedical Physics (E17)
Project: OPTIMAX (2011)

Prof. Dr. Annette Menzel
Professorship of Ecoclimatology
Project: E3 (2011)

Prof. Dr. Eva Viehmann ****
Chair of Arithmetic Algebra (Prof. Viehmann)
Project: G-SHTUKAS (2011)

Prof. Dr. Florian Greten **
Medical Clinic and Policlinic for Internal Medicine II
Project: ROSCAN (2011)

Prof. Dr. Hendrik Dietz ****
Physics Department – Experimental Biophysics (E22)
Project: DNA ORIGAMI DEVICES (2010)

Prof. Dr. Stephan A. Sieber ****
Chair of Organic Chemistry II
Project: ANTIBACTERIALS (2010)

Prof. Dr. Eckehard Steinbach *
Chair of Media Technology
Project: ProHaptics (2010)

Prof. Dr. Karl-Ludwig Laugwitz ****
Medical Clinic/German Heart Centre Munich
Project: CHD-IPS (2010)

Prof. Dr. Noam Berger *** / ****
Chair for Probability
Project: LIMITTRANDOMMEDIA (2009)

Prof. Dr. Daniel Cremers * / *** / ****
Chair for Computer Vision & Artificial Intelligence
Project: CONVEXVISION (2009)

Prof. Dr. Franz Pfeiffer ****
Chair of Biomedical Physics
Project: X-Ray Bioimaging (2009)


Consolidator Grants

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Matthias Althoff
Chair of Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and Real-time Systems
Project: justITSELF (2018)

Prof. Dr.med.vet. Andreas Pichlmair
Associate Professorship of Immunopathology of Viral Infection
Project: ProDAP (2018)

Univ.-Prof. Dr.med. Roland Rad
Institute of Molecular Oncology and Functional Genomics
Project: PACA-MET (2018)

Dr. Gregor Koblmüller
Chair of Semiconductor Quantum Nanomaterials
Project: QUANtIC (2017)

Prof. Dr. Frank Pollmann
Professorship on Theoretical Solid-State Physics
Project: DYNACQM (2017)

Prof. Dr. Eva Viehmann
Chair of Arithmetische Geometrie
Project: NewtonStrat (2017)

Prof. Dr.med. Dietmar Zehn
Chair of Animal Physiology and Immunology
Project: ToCCaTa (2017)

Prof. Dr. Sherry Suyu
Professorship on Observational Cosmology/Max Planck Research Group Leader
Project: LENSNOVA (2017

Prof. Dr. Stephan A. Sieber*
Chair of Organic Chemistry II
Projekt: CHEMMINE (2016)

Prof. Dr. Thomas Neumann
Associate Professorship of Database Systems
Projekt: CompDB (2016)

Prof. Dr. Hendrik Dietz *
Chair of Experimental biophysics - Proteome biophysics (CIPS cluster)
Projekt: DNA ORIGAMI MOTORS (2016)

Prof. Dr. Daniel Razansky
Professor for Molecular Imaging Engineering/Principal Investigator
at the Institute of Biological and Medical Imaging (IBMI) of the Helmholtz Zentrum
Project: OPTOACOUSTOGENETICS (2015)

Prof. Dr. Christian Liedtke
Research Group Algebra
Project: K3CRYSTAL (2015)

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Marc Schmidt-Supprian
Medical Clinic III (Hematology and Oncology)
Project: GCB-PRID (2015)

Prof. Dr.med. Florian Bassermann
Medical Clinic III (Hematology and Oncology)
Project: BCM-UPS (2015)

Prof. Dr.med. Mikael Simons ***
Projekt: Myelination (2014)

Prof. Dr. Daniel Cremers  *
Chair for Computer Vision & Artificial Intelligence
Project: 3D Reloaded (2014)

Dr. rer. nat. Pascal Falter-Braun **
Chair of Plant Systems Biology
Project: StressNetAdapt (2014)

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Kellerer 
Chair of Communication Networks
Project: FlexNets (2014)

Prof. Dr. Reinhard Kienberger
Chair for Laser and X-Ray Physics
Project: AEDMOS (2014)

Prof. Dr.med. Thomas Korn
Department of Neurology
Project: EXODUS (2014)

Prof. Dr.med. Dieter Saur
Medical Clinic and Policlinic for Internal Medicine II
Project: PanCaT (2014)

Dr. Wilhelm Auwärter
Chair of Experimental Physics
Project: NanoSurfs (2013)

Prof. Thomas Misgeld
Institute of Neuronal Cell Biology
Project: DIABLo (2013)

Prof. Dr. Martin Elsner ***
Chair of Analytical Chemistry and Water Chemistrtry
Project: MicroDegrade (2013)


Advanced Grants

Prof. Dr. Alin Albu-Schäffer
Sensor Based Robotic Systems and Intelligent Assistance Systems
Project: M-Runners (2018)

Prof. Dr. Bernhard Küster
Proteomics and Bioanalytics
Project: TOPAS (2018)

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Ruland
Clinical Chemistry and Pathobiochemistry
Project: T-NHL SUPRESSORS (2018)

Prof. Dr. Javier Esparza
Chair of Theoretical Computer Science
Project: PaVeS (2017)

Prof. Dr. Alessandra Moretti
Department of Internal Medicine I - Cardiology
Project: BIOCARD (2017) 

Prof. Dr. Christian Pfleiderer
Chair of Experimental Physics on the Topology of Correlated Systems
Project: ExQuiSid (2017)

Prof. Dr. Stefan Schönert
Chair of Experimental Astro­particle Physics
Project: GemX (2017)

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Susanne Albers
Chair of Theoretical Computer Science
Project: APEG (2015)

Prof. Dr. Franz Pfeiffer
Chair of Biomedical Physics
Project: RespeCT (2015)

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Friedrich Simmel
Chair of Bioelectronics
Project: AEDNA (2015)

Prof. Dr. Matthias Tschöp
Chair of the Department of Metabolic Diseases/Director of the Institute for Diabetes and Obesity at the Helmholtz Zentrum München
Project: HypoFlam (2015)

Prof. Dr. Vasilis Ntziachristos
Chair of Biological Imaging/Director of the Institute of Biological and Medical Imaging (IBMI) of the Helmholtz Zentrum München
Project: PREMSOT (2015)

Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Adams
Chair of Aerodynamics and Fluid Mechanics
Project: NANOSHOCK (2014)

Prof. Dr. Thorsten Bach
Chair of Organic Chemistry I
Project: ELICOS (2014)

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Ruland
Institute for Clinical Chemistry
Project: CBM-Innate (2012)

Prof. Dr. Arthur Konnerth ****
Friedrich Schiedel Endowed Chair of Neuroscience
Project: InVivoSynapse (2012)

Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Westermann ****
Research Group Informatics
Project: SaferVis (2011)

Prof. Dr. Christian Pfleiderer ****
Department of Experimental Physics (E21) – Magnetic Materials
Project: TOPFIT (2011)

Prof. Dr. Markus Schwaiger ****
Clinic and Policlinic for Nuclear Medicine
Project: MUMI (2011)

Prof. Dr. Andreas Bausch ****
Chair of Cellular Biophysics
Project: SelfOrg (2011)

Prof. Dr. Andrzej Buras ****
Chair of Theoretical Physics IV
Project: FLAVOUR (2010)

Prof. Dr. Martin Buss
Chair of Automatic Control Engineering
Project: SHRINE (2010)

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Heiz ****
Chair of Physical Chemistry
Project: ASC3 (2009)

Prof. Dr. Johannes Barth * / ****
Chair of Experimental Physics
Project: MolArt (2009)

Prof. Dr. Vasilis Ntziachristos * / ****
Chair of Biological Imaging
Project: MSOT (2008)

 

Proof of Concept

PD Dr. Ph.D. Dimitrios Karampinos
Professur für Experimentelle Magnetresonanztomographie
Projekt: FatVirtualBiopsy (2019)

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Stephan Sieber
Lehrstuhl für Organische Chemie II
Projekt: B6VitaStat (2019)

Prof. Dr. Daniel Cremers
Chair for Computer Vision & Artificial Intelligence
Project: SLAM4AR (2019)

Prof. Dr. Nils Thürey
Professorship for Physics-based Simulation
Project: dataFlow (2018)

Prof. Dr. Hendrik Dietz
Chair for Experimental Biophysics
Project: Nanodevice (2017)

Prof. Dr. Kilian Eyerich
Clinic and Policlinic for Dermatology and Allergology
Projekt: peLabDisk (2017)

Prof. Dr. Johannes Barth
Chair of Experimental Physics (E20)
Project: SoftBeam (2017)

Prof. Dr. Andreas Bausch ****
Chair of Cellular Biophysics
Project: AutoLiqHand (2016)

Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Westermann ****
Research Group Informatics
Project: Vis4Weather (2016)

Prof. Dr. Ing. Eckerhard Steinbach  ****
Chair of Media Technology
Project: RoVi (2015)

Prof. Dr. Daniel Cremers ****
Chair of Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
Project: CopyMe3D (2013)

Prof. Dr. Vasilis Ntziachristos ****
Chair of Biological Imaging
Project: EMSOT (2012)

 

* Proof of Concept

** ERC grantee won the grant with TUM as the host but has since left TUM

***ERC grantee came to TUM with the grant

**** concluded ERC project