25 August 2021
European Research Council invests to boost researches that will cover all fields of scholarship. The ERC competitions are open to any nationality.
Researchers will carry out their projects at universities and research centers in 20 countries across the European Research Area.
653 million euro of EU funding, that are part of the EU’s Research and Innovation programme, Horizon 2020, will go to 269 senior researchers across Europe, giving them a chance to realise innovative ideas and produce results that will have a major impact on science, society and the economy.
In particular, researchers will explore among many different topics innovative heart regeneration treatments, the aggressiveness of different bacteria and the effects of air pollution on the development of babies.
These grants will not only allow top researchers to execute their best ideas at scientific frontiers, but will also lead to job creation as an estimated 2 000 postdocs, PhD students and other staff could be employed in the grantees’ research teams.