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  • Cover image of ERC awards €619m in its first research grants under Horizon Europe

    ERC awards €619m in its first research grants under Horizon Europe

    The statistics of these call and lists of researchers selected for funding have been amended. See updated results. 397 early-career researchers won European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grants. Following the first call for proposals under the EU’s...
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  • Cover image of ERC grantee Benjamin List wins 2021 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

    ERC grantee Benjamin List wins 2021 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

    Benjamin List, two-fold grantee of the European Research Council (ERC), has been awarded the 2021 Nobel Prize in Chemistry “for the development of asymmetric organocatalysis.” He shares the award with David W.C. MacMillan. Professor List’s work in...
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  • Cover image of ERC grantee Giorgio Parisi wins 2021 Nobel Prize in Physics

    ERC grantee Giorgio Parisi wins 2021 Nobel Prize in Physics

    Giorgio Parisi, grantee of the European Research Council (ERC), has been awarded the 2021 Nobel Prize in Physics. The other half of this year’s award is shared by Syukuro Manabe and Klaus Hasselmann. The three laureates received the prize “for ground...
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  • Cover image of ERC plans for 2022 announced

    ERC plans for 2022 announced

    The European Research Council’s work programme adopted today includes over EUR 2.4 billion to fund grants for some 1,100 excellent scientists and scholars in the EU and associated countries. This is the ERC’s second work programme under Horizon...
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  • Cover image of Appointment of Maria Leptin as the next ERC President – Statement of the Scientific Council

    Appointment of Maria Leptin as the next ERC President – Statement of the Scientific Council

    Maria Leptin was appointed President of the European Research Council (ERC) by the European Commission today. On this occasion, the ERC Scientific Council stated: As members of the ERC Scientific Council, we congratulate Maria Leptin on her...
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  • Cover image of European Research Council funds 10 000th researcher

    European Research Council funds 10 000th researcher

    Today the European Research Council (ERC) celebrates a new milestone – the 10 000th researcher awarded an ERC grant: Prof. Inga Berre from the University of Bergen (Norway). During an online ceremony, European Commission President Ursula von der...
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  • Cover image of ERC Advanced Grants: 209 top researchers awarded over €500m -  Positive trend for female grantees continues

    ERC Advanced Grants: 209 top researchers awarded over €500m - Positive trend for female grantees continues

    The European Research Council has today announced the winners of its 2020 Advanced Grants competition. The funding, worth in total €507 million, will go to 209 leading researchers across Europe. Their work is set to provide new insights into many...
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  • Cover image of ERC kicks off Horizon Europe

    ERC kicks off Horizon Europe

    €1.9 billion will be made available by the European Research Council (ERC) in 2021 to allow some 1,000 top researchers to pursue frontier research. As in previous years, most of the funding (66%) is earmarked for early- to mid-career scientists and...
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  • Cover image of ERC grantee Giorgio Parisi wins prestigious Wolf Prize in physics

    ERC grantee Giorgio Parisi wins prestigious Wolf Prize in physics

    The ERC-funded researcher Giorgio Parisi had received the Wolf Prize 2021 in Physics for his ground-breaking discoveries in disordered systems, particle physics, and statistical physics. The Wolf Foundation awarded Giorgio Parisi for “being one of...
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  • Cover image of In memoriam - Professor Paul Crutzen

    In memoriam - Professor Paul Crutzen

    It is with deep regret that we have learnt of the passing away of Professor Paul Crutzen. As one the founding members of the Scientific Council of the ERC (European Research Council), Professor Crutzen played an instrumental role in the launch of the...
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