05 Sep 2023
ERC awards 400 new Starting Grants
On 5 September 2023, the European Research Council (ERC) announced that it is awarding 400 Starting Grants to young scientists and scholars across Europe. The grants - totalling €628 million - support cutting-edge research in a wide range of fields, from medicine and physics to social sciences and humanities. They will help researchers at the beginning of their careers to launch their own projects, form their teams and pursue their best ideas.
Successful applicants of this call will carry out their projects at universities and research centres in 24 countries in Europe, with the highest number of projects hosted in Germany (87 grants), France (50), Netherlands (44) and the UK (32). They come from Europe and beyond, with 44 nationalities being represented, notably Germans (66 researchers), Italians (57), French (32), Dutch (27). Austria will be the host country for 19 grantees. Fourteen Europeans who are currently based in the US will carry out their ERC-funded projects in Europe. Female researchers were awarded some 43% of grants, an increase from 39% in 2022
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