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  • Pääbo

    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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    New member of the Scientific Council appointed

    Today, Prof. Sylvie Lorente has been announced as a new member of the governing body of the European Research Council (ERC), the Scientific Council. Prof. Lorente has been appointed by the European Commission for an initial period of four years and...
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  • Cover image of EU and Thailand signs partnership for collaboration in frontier research

    EU and Thailand signs partnership for collaboration in frontier research

    A new initiative between the European Union and Thailand was launched today to encourage collaboration between leading Thai researchers and European Research Council (ERC) grantees and their teams. This joint scheme is the first of its kind targeting...
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  • Cover image of 55 ERC grantees are set to explore their research’s commercial potential

    55 ERC grantees are set to explore their research’s commercial potential

    Proof of Concept Grants funded by the European Research Council (ERC) have just been offered to fifty-five successful frontier researchers. Worth €150 000 each, the grants will be used to explore the commercial or societal potential of the results of...
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  • Cover image of Winners of ERC public engagement award announced

    Winners of ERC public engagement award announced

    Professors Mariska Kret, Alpa Shah and Jonathan Tennyson have been awarded the ERC Public Engagement with Research Awards 2022. Professor Artur Obluski has received a special mention following an online vote for the public’s favourite project. The...
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    ERC reveals mapping of its funded research

    Driven by curiosity and crucial to facing global challenges: in-depth study finds ERC-funded research under Horizon 2020 programme highly relevant to Europe’s policy ambitions. A new in-depth analysis of all research projects funded by the European...
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    ERC reveals mapping of its funded research

    Driven by curiosity and crucial to facing global challenges: in-depth study finds ERC-funded research under Horizon 2020 programme highly relevant to Europe’s policy ambitions. A new in-depth analysis of all research projects funded by the European...
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  • Cover image of ERC plans for 2023: Nearly €2.2b in grants for Europe’s excellent researchers

    ERC plans for 2023: Nearly €2.2b in grants for Europe’s excellent researchers

    The ERC has announced its Work Programme for 2023 with a total budget of around €2.2 billion for grants. This amount will support more than a thousand top researchers across Europe. Established by the ERC Scientific Council, the Work Programme for...
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  • Cover image of ERC Public Engagement with Research: voting starts for your favourite project

    ERC Public Engagement with Research: voting starts for your favourite project

    The European Research Council has announced today the nine finalists of its Public Engagement with Research Award. Voting has opened to choose the public’s preferred candidate from among the finalists. The Award was established to recognise those ERC...
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  • Cover image of The Kavli Award 2022 goes to two ERC grantees for their outstanding work in Astrophysics

    The Kavli Award 2022 goes to two ERC grantees for their outstanding work in Astrophysics

    Conny Aerts from KU Leuven and Jørgen Christensen-Dalsgaard from Aarhus University have won the 2022 Kavli Award for Astrophysics. They will share the prize with Roger Ulrich from UCLA Division of Astronomy. The Norwegian Academy of Science and...
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