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 European Research Council awards €657m in grants to researchers across Europe
31 Jan 2023

European Research Council awards €657m in grants to researchers across Europe

321 researchers have won 2022 European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grants. The funding - worth in total €657 million – is part of the EU’s Horizon Europe programme. It will help excellent scientists, who have 7 to 12 years’ experience after...
ERC Consolidator Grants 2022 - project highlights
31 Jan 2023

Consolidator Grants 2022: Examples of projects

The funding awarded during the 2022 Consolidator Grants competition will help 321 researchers from 21 countries to carry out innovative projects across all scientific disciplines. This time, we selected three projects from Denmark, France and...
Proof of Concept Grants 2022: Examples of projects
24 Jan 2023

Proof of Concept Grants 2022: Examples of projects

The ERC has announced the results of the third and final round of the Proof of Concept Grants competition of 2022 and 90 new winning projects on 24 January 2023. It put the total number of grantees who received this top-up innovation funding in two...
With 366 grants ERC offsets pause in Proof of Concept funding
24 Jan 2023

With 366 grants ERC offsets pause in Proof of Concept funding

The European Research Council (ERC) has announced 90 new Proof of Concept Grants, concluding the final round of the 2022 competition. This brings the total number of grantees who received this innovation top-up funding, in two separate calls under...
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19 Jan 2023

New study reveals how frontier research spurs patented inventions

A new analysis finds that more than 40% of ERC-funded projects generated research that was subsequently cited in patents. The results show how curiosity-driven frontier research enables technological development. The report is based on data retrieved...
Six more Synergy Grants to receive funding
20 Dec 2022

Six more Synergy Grants to receive funding

Six more 2022 Synergy Grant proposals, which were evaluated as excellent but initially put on the reserve list due to limited budget, have been now offered funding. The ERC will be able to provide support to 35 projects involving 125 principal...
ERC Scientific Council decides changes to the evaluation forms and processes for the 2024 calls
19 Dec 2022

ERC Scientific Council decides changes to the evaluation forms and processes for the 2024 calls

During its December plenary meeting the ERC Scientific Council decided on changes to the ERC’s application forms and evaluation procedures for the 2024 calls. The current CV and Track Record templates will be combined and simplified and applicants...
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16 Dec 2022

ERC grant competitions 2021: Final lists of researchers offered funding

The initial results of the competitions for Starting Grants, Consolidator Grants and Advanced Grants under the ERC’s 2021 Work Programme were published in the first half of 2022. Since then, a majority of the successful candidates accepted the...
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07 Dec 2022

Distinguished scientists and scholars to join the ERC Scientific Council

The European Commission has today appointed five eminent scientists and scholars as new members of the governing body of the European Research Council (ERC), the Scientific Council. They are appointed for an initial period of four years and will...
Itre
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...
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