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08 Sep 2016

ERC Starting Grants awarded to 325 top researchers across Europe

On 8 September 2016 the European Research Council has announced the awarding of its Starting Grants to 325 early-career researchers throughout Europe. The funding, worth in total €485 million and up to €1.5 million per grant, will enable them to set up their own research teams and pursue ground-breaking ideas. The new grantees will work on a wide range of topics, such as improving effectiveness of chemotherapy in cancer treatment, developing new sustainable ways of producing hydrogen fuel, and exploring citizenship law to better manage migration and uphold human rights. The funded research covers all disciplines: physical sciences and engineering, life sciences, and social science and humanities.

Ten grantees are working at Austrian host institutions:

Institute of Science and Technology Austria (4)
University of Vienna (2)
Technical University of Vienna (2)
University of Innsbruck (1)
Medical University of Vienna (1)

15 grantees are Austrian nationals, of which 12 are working abroad.

ERC Press Release

List of funded researchers

ERA Portal Austria News of 24 Aug

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