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  • ERC Starting Grants 2022 - project highlights

    ERC Starting Grants 2022 - project highlights

    The ERC announced the winners of the Starting Grants 2022 call on 22 November 2022. 408 projects have been selected for funding. Here we share six examples. How courts of justice are shaping access to asylum The number of asylum seekers is at a...
    Call highlights
  • StG2022

    European Research Council awards €636m in grants to emerging science talent across Europe

    Four hundred eight researchers have won this year’s European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grants. The funding is worth in total €636 million and is part of the Horizon Europe programme. It will help excellent younger scientists, who have 2 to 7...
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  • Facts and figures

    Starting Grants 2023 applications: Facts and figures

    The ERC Starting Grants 2023 call closed for applications on 25 October 2022. These are the preliminary data on submitted proposals: The ERC received 2,696 applications. This marks a decrease of 8% compared to the previous call in 2022. The...
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  • Cover image of Two new Vice Presidents of the European Research Council elected

    Two new Vice Presidents of the European Research Council elected

    Professors Eystein Jansen and Jesper Svejstrup have today been elected Vice Presidents of the European Research Council (ERC). They will take up duties on 1 January 2023. Elected by the ERC’s governing body, the Scientific Council, Prof. Jansen will...
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  • Cover image of Twenty-nine groups backed by ERC Synergy Grants to tackle complex research questions

    Twenty-nine groups backed by ERC Synergy Grants to tackle complex research questions

    What secrets does Greenland’s melting ice hide? How is the sense of space, hierarchy and ownership hardwired in our brains? Can we find promising pathways for a “post growth” era that will reconcile our wellbeing with the planetary boundaries? Twenty...
    Press release
  • Cover image of ERC Synergy Grants 2022 - project highlights

    ERC Synergy Grants 2022 - project highlights

    The ERC announced the winners of the Synergy Grants 2022 call on 25 October 2022. Twenty-nine projects have been selected for funding. Here are five examples. How cells change shape and move around The ability of cells to sense environmental cues and...
    Call highlights
  • Cover image of The Importance of Frontier Research

    The Importance of Frontier Research

    ERC President Professor Maria Leptin Speech at European Academy of Sciences ceremony Check against delivery Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, I have been asked to speak to you today about the importance of frontier research. In some ways it is strange to be...
    Speech
  • Cover image of Two grantees win 2022 Nobel Prize in Physics

    Two grantees win 2022 Nobel Prize in Physics

    This year’s Nobel Prize in Physics goes to Professors Alain Aspect and Anton Zeilinger, both funded by the European Research Council (ERC).
    Press release
  • Cover image of Svante Pääbo wins 2022 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

    Svante Pääbo wins 2022 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

    Today, Svante Pääbo, funded by the European Research Council (ERC) for over a decade, has been awarded the 2022 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for “his discoveries concerning the genomes of extinct hominins and human evolution”. He is the...
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  • Cover image of “Research Excellence – quo vadis?”

    “Research Excellence – quo vadis?”

    ERC President Maria Leptin Speech at the Nordic University Days with Nordic Rectors, Brussels Check against delivery Dear Rectors and Vice Rectors, ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for inviting me to join this final session of your event. I hope that...
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