What is the ERC (European Research Council)? Find more information here:


-ERC website
-Euresearch: the Swiss guide to European research & innovation





Q: can I transfer the costs of the Additional Equipment to another cost category?


The additional funding for major equipment can be used ONLY for the objectives for which the additional funding was awarded and transfers to another budget category are not allowed. In other words, any EU funds paid out in the context of an ERC which covers costs beyond the maximum of EUR 2.500.000,00 (for a period of 5 years) for an AdG must relate to the objectives for which the additional funding may be awarded. Therefore, “paying salaries” would not be one of the reasons why additional funding may be awarded.