These ERC awards are made to outstanding mid-career researchers who demonstrate a scientific track record showing great promise. The funding, which averages 2 million Euros per grant, is provided for up to five years, and mostly covers the employment of researchers and other staff to consolidate the grantees’ teams.
The President of the European Research Council, Professor Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, commented: ‘This ERC funding will allow ambitious scientists to establish or strengthen their teams in Europe and be truly creative in their research. Beyond a push to the grantees’ careers, this European support will offer an excellent working environment for younger researchers at doctoral and post-doctoral levels. We look forward to see many of these daring ideas come to fruition, to the benefit of Europe at large.’
For the full story see https://erc.europa.eu/news/erc-2018-consolidator-grants-results