On 12 March 2015, the ERC published the results of its 2014 call for Consolidator Grants (see ERC press release). 372 excellent mid-career researchers received funding amounting to €713 million in total, to help them pursue their best ideas.
To date, media outlets in 20 countries covered the news. For example, Journal i (Portugal) and ABC (Spain) reported on the total number of researchers awarded with funding in this call, whereas Die Welt and Focus mentioned all researchers to be funded at host institutions in Southwest Germany. Italian Il sole 24 ore compared the ERC to "the Champions' League of European research". Other media ran stories on individual grant winners. Amongst others To Vima reported on the only winner in this call to be based in Greece and Der Standard covered an Austrian researcher who will undertake his project in Ireland. El Economista published the profile of a Spanish grantee who will investigate childhood leukaemia, and Deník wrote about a Czech biologist funded to investigate on the so-called "dark matter of the genome".