10 Dec 2019
301 researchers receive € 600 million ERC Consolidator Grant funding
On 10 December 2019, the European Research Council (ERC) announced the winners of its latest Consolidator Grant competition: 301 top scientists will receive a total of €600 million of funding. With this support, the new grantees will have a chance to build up their teams and have far-reaching impact. The grantees come from universities and research centres in 24 different countries across Europe. The leading locations are Germany (52 grants), the United Kingdom (50), France (43) and the Netherlands (32). Six grant winners are located in Austria. The grantees have 37 different nationalities, the largest groups being Germans (55 grants), French (33), Dutch (28) and Italians (23). The research projects proposed by the new grantees cover a wide range of topics in physical sciences and engineering, life sciences, as well as social sciences and humanities.
The ERC had received a total of 2,453 research proposals, out of which approximately 12% will be funded. Thirty-one percent of grants were awarded to female applicants.
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List of all selected researchers in alphabetical order
Lists of selected researchers by domain (in alphabetical order):