As part of Horizon 2020, European Comission is funding established research leaders with record of research achievments.
What? More precisely advanced grants of 2500 000 euros for a period of 5 years for researchers with ground- breaking, ambitious and feasable scientific projects.
Who? Active researchers with a track record of significant research achievements in the last 10 years (different possibilities to assess this activity). Must be willing to carry on their project within a EU member state (or Horizon 2020 associated country: institutions such CERN, EMBL, ...).
When? The call was published in May 2018 and will end in August 2018.
More information : http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/h2020/topics/erc-2018-adg.html