Horizon 2020: €585 million in grants for 302 European top researchers

February 12, 2016

Hat: European Commission awards 302 top researchers in Europe with €585 million in grants

Funding Scheme: 2016-02-12

Pgm2014 2020: Yes

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Today the European Research Council (ERC) has announced the names of all the 302 winners of the 2015 Consolidator Grant competition.

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The European Research Council (ERC) has announced today the 302 winners of its 2015 Consolidator Grant competition. These excellent mid-career scientists are awarded a total of €585 million, as part of the EU Research and Innovation programme Horizon 2020. With grants worth up to €2 million each, they will be able to consolidate their research teams and develop their innovative ideas. The researchers selected in this call, will, for example, develop a new method to control insects that transmit diseases such as the Zika virus, build ultra-thin portable fuel cells, and study the underperformance of low-income area schools. They are likely to employ more than 2,100 post-docs, PhD students and other staff. An ERC press release is available online.

Url description: Press room - European Commission

Url: http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEX-16-295_en.htm