berce: Welcome, Stabilisation and Return of Excellent Researchers

berce is a UDC programme which includes a series of specific measures to give full support to researchers applying to an ERC grant. The support includes access to expert international consultants to help through the process of developing a proposal.

Successful ERC grantees are offered a permanent position at the UDC.

Who is eligible for these grants?

Researchers of any nationality

Researchers who fulfil the requirements to apply to an ERC grant


UDC must be the Host institution of the project

Previous association with UDC is not necessary

Would you like to apply to an ERC grant with us this year?
NOW is the time for starting!/

What is the process?

The university sets a deadline to receive expressions of interest from researchers who want to apply to an ERC grant with UDC

We get in contact with you in less than 15 days

Deadline for receiving expressions of interest: 17th May 2019

Send your expression of interest

Step 1
Download template and complete the “Expression of interest”


Step 2
Send the “Expression of interest” below 

What specific measures does the berce program offer for applying to an ERC grant?

berce offers support in developing applications with the help of international consultants specialized in key aspects:

General review of the

Assistance with the financial and ethical aspects

Review and edition of


Any other specific need the project may have

Measures before and after the ERC grant

Competitive salary

Office space and private areas for research

Full access to all the UDC´s services

Job stability as you will be offered a permanent position


Edificio de Servizos Centrais de Investigación
Campus de Elviña, s/n
15071 A Coruña
Coordenadas GPS:
43° 19′ 51.8514” N 8° 24′ 43.236” W


+34 981 167 173 (OTRI)
+34 981 167 000 (UDC)