ERC announces 222 new Advanced Grants
The European Research Council (ERC) has announced that 222 new Advanced Grants have been awarded under its most recent call, with a total funding volume of € 540 million. The work of these new grantees covers all fields of research, looking at issues such as improving the generation and storage of renewable energy, helping our biological clocks cope with our 24/7 modern lives and exploring the role of women in the fight for social and gender justice in Eastern Europe (see link to project examples below). The grantees have 29 different nationalities. The researchers will carry out their projects at universities and research centers in 20 countries across the EU and Horizon 2020 Associated Countries.
A total of 2,052 research proposals had been submitted to this call, out of which 10.8% were selected for funding. More than 19% of proposals came from female researchers, and some 20% of grants were awarded to women. The largest number of selected proposals is accounted for by physical sciences and engineering (99), followed by life sciences (69) and social sciences and humanities (54). Austria has one host institution, and two grantees with Austrian nationality have received funding under this call.
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