ERC Consolidator Grants: € 605 million to 314 ambitious researchers

The European Research Council (ERC) has recently announced the awarding of its Consolidator Grants to 314 top researchers in Europe. The funding, worth a total of € 605 million, will give them a chance to have far-reaching impact on science and beyond. The grants fall under the ‘ Excellent Science’ pillar of Horizon 2020, the EU’s research and innovation programme. The ERC has evaluated 2,274 research proposals this time, out of which 13.8% have been selected for funding. Twenty – eight percent of grants were awarded to female applicants. The grants will create an estimated 2,000 jobs for postdocs, PhD students and other staff working in the grantees’ research teams.

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