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26 Mar 2015

ERC publishes Annual Report for 2014

The European Research Council (ERC) published its Annual Report for 2014 on 25 March 2015. The report covers statistical information as well as highlights of the ERC's activities and achievements during 2014.

During the first year of the implementation of Horizon 2020, the ERC launched calls for proposals for all its main schemes: Starting, Consolidator and Advanced Grants; and for Proof of Concept. The first three yielded a total of 8,084 proposals (a 14% decrease compared to 2013), 375 Starting and 372 Consolidator projects as well as 120 Proof of Concept projects have been selected for funding.

2014 highlights include the 4000th top scientist being funded by the ERC; or the ERC attending the World Economic Forum in Davos and the Annual Meeting of the AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science), as well as the Innovation Convention (an essential part of the Innovation Union flagship initiative) and the European Business Summit. Several Nobel Prizes were awarded to ERC grantees in 2014 (Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine one half to John O´Keefe and the other half jointly to May-Britt Moser and Edvard I. Moser, the latter two being ERC Advanced Grants holders in neuroscience; Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel to Prof. Jean Tirole, ERC Advanced Grant holder)

ERC Annual Report (pdf download)

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