ERC Consolidator Grants: Results from 2014 call
372 Projects Funded, 32 in Spain
The European Research Council – ERC is today announcing the 372 winners of its second Consolidator Grant competition. These excellent mid-career scientists are awarded a total of €713 million, as part of the European Union Research and Innovation programme Horizon 2020. Grants are worth up to €2.75 million each and will enable grantees to consolidate their research teams and to develop their most innovative ideas.
The overall success rate in this call was 15%.
These Consolidator Grants, awarded to 372 research leaders still in an early stage of their career, will also back some 1,500 postdocs and PhD students as team members (President of the ERC, Professor Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, commented).
The grantees are from 38 different nationalities. German scientists were the most successful (69 grants), followed by French (44) and British (37). Spanish occupy a fourth place, with 33 grants. Their work will be developed in 24 countries, with the UK (86), Germany (66) and France (53) in the lead and Spain and the Netherlands (each with 32 grants, 8.6% of total) in a fourth position. For Spain this represents an important increase of success with respect to the previous call.