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  • Cover image of Balzan Prize 2022 goes to ERC grantee for her groundbreaking work on the science of ice and climate

    Balzan Prize 2022 goes to ERC grantee for her groundbreaking work on the science of ice and climate

    Dorthe Dahl-Jensen from Uni Copenhagen has won the 2022 Balzan Prize in the category “Glaciation and Ice-Sheet Dynamics”. She will share the prize with Johannes Oerlemans from Utrecht University. Prof Dahl-Jensen received an Advanced Grant in 2009...
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  • Cover image of Prestigious prizes in maths awarded to two ERC grantees

    Prestigious prizes in maths awarded to two ERC grantees

    Hugo Duminil-Copin, from the University of Geneva and James Maynard from the University of Oxford, both grantees of the European Research Council, have won 2022 Fields Medals, one of the most prestigious prizes in mathematics. This year’s prize was...
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  • Cover image of Statement by the ERC Scientific Council in support of Ukraine and its research community

    Statement by the ERC Scientific Council in support of Ukraine and its research community

    We, the ERC Scientific Council, condemn the Russian attack on Ukraine. We express our strongest support for Ukraine and its scientific community. We applaud those, including many courageous Russian scientists, who have spoken out against this war...
  • Cover image of €25 million to edge frontier research closer to market

    €25 million to edge frontier research closer to market

    166 researchers funded by the European Research Council (ERC) have won Proof of Concept Grants. Worth €150,000 each, this top-up funding will help them bridge the gap between the results of their pioneering research and the early phases of its...
  • Cover image of ERC Calls 2023 – Tentative Dates

    ERC Calls 2023 – Tentative Dates

    After two rounds of ERC grant competitions that followed an untypical schedule, the ERC intends to return to a normal calendar of calls under the Work Programme 2023. That Programme has yet to be approved, so the dates of the calls are still...
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  • Cover image of Impact of ERC-funded frontier research again confirmed

    Impact of ERC-funded frontier research again confirmed

    Some 81% of projects funded by the European Research Council resulted in a scientific breakthrough or major advance, according to an annual independent review. This result is in line with previous evaluations and shows the significant impact of...
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  • Cover image of 2021 EMBO Gold Medal for ERC Grantee

    2021 EMBO Gold Medal for ERC Grantee

    Biomedical researcher Andrea Ablasser won the 2021 EMBO Gold Medal today for her role as a young leader in the life sciences field, in particular in recognition of her pioneering work on how cells sense DNA. The EMBO Gold Medal is awarded annually...
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    Calls 2022 – Tentative dates

    UPDATE: The official calendar of 2022 calls is included in the ERC Work Programme published on 14 July 2021. Due to the start of a new Framework Programme, the calendar for ERC calls for upcoming and future calls differ from previous years. We are...
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  • Cover image of Abel Prize awarded to ERC grantee László Lovász

    Abel Prize awarded to ERC grantee László Lovász

    The 2021 Abel Prize was awarded to László Lovász of Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics and Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, Hungary, and Avi Wigderson of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, USA. They won the award, often dubbed as a...
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  • Cover image of ERC launches new mentoring scheme

    ERC launches new mentoring scheme

    The European Research Council is launching a new mentoring initiative to target countries where the levels of participation and success rates in ERC calls for proposals have been so far modest. Local and regional support offices in these countries...
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