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


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


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