The results from this year’s first completed European Research Council call for proposals are out and we are impressed with the numbers. Four hundred and eight early-career researchers have been awarded grants, worth in total €621 million, to conduct pioneering research in life sciences, physical sciences and engineering and social sciences and humanities.
The ERC Starting Grants will be awarded to researchers from 51 different countries of origin, 20 researchers will move from outside the EU and associated countries to conduct research in EU and the ERC-funded research will be carried out in 24 countries, with institutions from Germany (73), the UK (64) and the Netherlands (53) to host the highest number of projects.
Congratulations to Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, EPFL – École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, ETH Zurich, Universitätsklinikum Heidelberg, Helmholtz Zentrum München, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), RWTH Aachen University, University of Cologne and Technische Universität München for winning ERC grants and we wish you all the best in your professional endeavors.
ERC Starting Grants are part of the EU’ Research and Innovation programme, Horizon 2020. They are awarded to early-career researchers of any nationality with two to seven years of experience since completion of the PhD (or equivalent degree) and a scientific track record showing great promise, with the aim of conducting research in a public or private research organisation located in one of the EU Member States or Associated Countries. More information about ERC grants can be found here.