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ERC starting-, consolodator- and advanced grants

Additional support is available for successful grant holders choosing the Faculty of Medicine of the Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen as their host institution.

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ERC positions at Tübingen University - Join the best!

The University of Tübingen is an outstanding location for research in the medical sciences.

The Faculty of Medicine hosts the following ERC grants.


Starting Grants:

GRASP-CN Human reaching and grasping - cognitive networks of visual action control (completed)

PERCEPT Cortical circuits of visual perception (completed)

NEUROOPTOGEN Optogenetic examinationof the role of cortico-cortical feedback for visual processing and perception (completed)

bio-iRT Biologically individualized, model-based radiotherapy on the basis of multi-parametric molecular tumour profiling

SPECFIN Spectral Fingerprints of Neuronal Interactions

Defensinactivity The influence of environmental factors on antimicrobial activity of human intestinal defensins

BREATHE Biochemically modified messenger RNA encoding nucleases for in vivo gene correction of severe inherited lung diseases


Consolidator Grants:

CholangioConcept Functional in vivo analysis of cholangiocarcinoma development, progression and metastasis


Advanced Grants:

BCCI Bidirectional cortical communication interface (completed)

IMAGELINK Multiparametric Tumor Imaging and Beyond: Towards Understanding in vivo signals

MUTAEDITING Mutation-driven immunoediting of human cancer?



The Faculty of Medicine has a particularly strong focus of interest in competitive research areas of national and international importance in the following fields: neuroscience including neurocognition, neurodegeneration and neurosensory systems, immunology and oncology; infection biology; vascular medicine and diabetes; imaging, minimally invasive procedures and regenerative medicine.


If you are an outstanding researcher (f/m) with an innovative research idea, we would like to invite you to choose the Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen as your host institution for an ERC position.

The European Research Council is an European funding mechanism to support investigator-driven frontier research through two types of grants:

  • ERC Starting Grants for young postdocs with 2-7 and 7-12 years of research experience
  • ERC Advanced Grants for established senior researchers

Researchers from all over the world are invited to file proposals. Funding is provided for up to five years and a total of up to 1.5 million euros to support the principal investigator and her/his research team (Starting and Consolidator Grant) and up to 2.5 million euros (Advanced Grant). If the application involves the establishment of a new research activity by a Principal Investigator from a third country and/or the purchase of major equipment and/or access to large facilities is necessaryfunding is provided for up to 2 million (Starting Grant) or up to 3.5 million euros (Advanced Grant).


For the next deadlines for ERC Starting Grants, Consolidator Grants and ERC Advanced Grants please refer to the European Commission Participant Portal:

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Why come to Tübingen?

Tübingen is situated in Southern Germany in the heart of Baden-Württemberg between the Black Forest and the Swabian Alb, not far from Stuttgart. The charming university town of 87,000 inhabitants and 22,000 students combines the flair of a restored medieval old town with the colourful bustle and typical atmosphere of a young and cosmopolitan students' community, featuring numerous cafes, beer gardens, restaurants and pubs as well as an active music and theatre scene. A boat ride in a traditional punt, or "Stocherkahn", offers a scenic view of the picturesque Neckar waterfront with the famous Hölderlin Tower.

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Why do research in Tübingen?

Internationally, the Faculty of Medicine is renowned for the high quality of its scientific research. Rated according to the sum of its third-party funds, its numerous collaborative research centres, research training groups, and research teams, and the long list of its national and international collaborations, the Faculty of Medicine in Tübingen ranks among the top ten of all medical faculties in Germany. Besides excellent core facilities such as the Microarray GeneChip Facility, Transgenic Animals, Proteomics and PET and MEG Centres, special research chairs facilitate the close cooperation between basic research and the University Hospital. Coordinating and participating in more than 80 projects in Framework Programme 7 funded by the European Commission, researchers from Faculty of Medicine in Tübingen have gained extensive experience in international cooperative research.

List of EU contracts (German website)


How can we support you? 

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Proposal stage:
We would be pleased to provide contact to the host institution's senior researchers, general information on ERC grants, and proposal screening in cooperation with the German National Contact Point


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Grant applicants:
The Medical Faculty is pleased to assist successful ERC applicants in implementing their ERC project at the University of Tübingen:
1. We provide full administrative support for ERC grant applicants, including dual career service, house-hunting, and help with enrolment in schools and child care facilities.
2. In addition, we invite you to apply for a starting package for your research project in Tübingen to cover additional needs.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact:


Susanne Stoppel
Senior Research Consultant
EU and International Funding Schemes
Tübingen University, Faculty of Medicine
Geissweg 5/1
72076 Tübingen
Tel. +49 7071/29-7 79 50
Fax +49 7071/29-57 84


Prof. Dr. Thomas Gasser

Dean of Research
Prof. Dr. med. Thomas Gasser
Center for Neurology
Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research
Chairman, Dept. of Neurodegenerative Diseases
Hoppe-Seyler-Straße 3
72076 Tübingen
Tel. +49 7071/29-8 65 29
Fax +40 7071/29-48 39

Website of the Hertie Institute






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