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10 Jan 2020

76 new ERC Proof of Concept grants announced

On 10 January 2020, the ERC published the results of the third and final round of the 2019 ERC Proof of Concept grant call. Seventy-six top researchers will receive grants of €150,000 each. This top-up funding is awarded to ERC grantees to explore the innovation potential of their scientific discoveries and bring the results of their frontier research closer to market.

The overall budget of the 2019 competition was €30 million for three rounds. Overall last year 498 proposals were evaluated, with an average success rate of 40%. Two hundred grants were awarded to researchers working in 22 countries: Austria 2, Belgium 8, Switzerland 13, Czech Republic 1, Germany 15, Denmark 3, Greece 2, Spain 16, Finland 8, France 18, Hungary 2, Ireland 6, Israel 10, Italy 20, Luxembourg 1, Netherlands 24, Portugal 4, Romania 2, Sweden 1, Slovenia 1, Turkey 1, UK 34.

For more information:

ERC Press release

List of selected researchers

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