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29 Nov 2022

Speech to the European Parliament's ITRE Committee

ERC President Professor Maria Leptin Exchange of views at the European Parliament's ITRE Committee, Brussels Check against delivery Dear ITRE Chair Dr. Bușoi, Distinguished Members of the European Parliament, Ladies and gentlemen, I am pleased to be...
ERC Starting Grants 2022 - project highlights
22 Nov 2022

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...
StG2022
22 Nov 2022

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...
Facts and figures
07 Nov 2022

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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27 Oct 2022

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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25 Oct 2022

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...
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25 Oct 2022

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...
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24 Oct 2022

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...
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04 Oct 2022

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).
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03 Oct 2022

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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