On 5 November, the European Research Council (ERC) announced that 34 projects have been awarded €350 million. In total, the ERC received more than 440 proposals for this Synergy Grants call. This grant is part of the Horizon 2020 framework programme for R&I and attracted researchers from across the globe.
These 34 research groups include 116 researchers from 22 different countries. The research selected for funding covers a wide range of scientific domains, including Chemistry. The list of selected proposals is available here.
New ERC Vice-Presidents
The ERC announced in a Press Release that Professors Andrzej Jajszczyk and Nektarios Tavernarakis have been elected as the new ERC Vice Presidents. Their mandate starts on 1 January 2021.