Important and urgent: new ERC opportunities for OR

February 18, 2021 / Comments Off on Important and urgent: new ERC opportunities for OR


We are extremely pleased to announce that, in response to a request from EURO on behalf of all Operational Research academics, the European Research Council (ERC) has agreed to include the term Operational Research in one of the current descriptors of the Mathematics Panel (PE1).

Starting from the 2021 calls the PE1_20 descriptor is renamed into “Control, Optimisation and Operational Research.”

The first 2021 ERC submission call, related to Starting Grant should open in approx. in one month; Consolidator and Advanced will follow closely. I would therefore like to ask you to consider submitting an ERC proposal – this is particularly important for young researchers eligible for Starting Grants (2 to 7 years after Ph.D.).

EURO remains open to any feedback or questions for clarification, and will activate its network to support at its best colleagues willing to submit an ERC proposal.

For the time being, you find below a subset of interesting links on the issue.

2021 ERC descriptors

Information on ERC calls

Information on 2021 Calls

Youtube Tutorials

How to write part B1 of an ERC proposal: How to write part B2 of an ERC proposal: Important to know when applying: How the evaluation works:

Marc Sevaux,

President of EURO