329 top researchers receive ERC Consolidator Grants 2017
On 28 November 2017 the European Research Council awarded Consolidator Grants to 329 researchers across Europe. On this occasion, Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, said: "The Horizon 2020 programme will be funding 329 new ERC grants with €630 million to boost the EU's scientific excellence and competitiveness. Such grants contribute to increasing the EU's attractiveness as a place for research and innovation. I'm also pleased to see that the share of grants attributed to women researchers is growing in ERC competitions. We still have much to do, but it has always been my ambition to deploy all efforts possible to achieve gender equality in the realm of research and innovation."
The grantees will carry out their projects at universities and research centres in 22 different countries across Europe, with as leading locations the United Kingdom (60 grants), Germany (56), France (38) and the Netherlands (25). 10 grantees are located in Austrian host institutions. In this competition, researchers of 39 nationalities have received funding, amongst them are notably Germans (55 grants), Italians (33), French (32) and Britons (31). 7 Austrians have been awarded a Consolidator Grant in this round.
Statistics on the call can be found hereTOP