Commission’s European Research Council awards 291 young researchers with €429 million in grants

The European Research Council (ERC) has today announced the award of its Starting Grants to 291 early-career researchers. On the occasion, Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, said: “We need to keep our most talented researchers in Europe while attracting the new and diverse perspectives of top researchers from elsewhere in the world. These grants ensure many of the world’s most exciting ideas are developed right here: giving researchers and scientists the freedom and security to pursue their careers and ambitions on our continent.” The funding, worth €429 million in total and up to €1.5 million per grant, will enable them to set up their own research teams and pursue ground-breaking ideas in all disciplines, covering topics like climate change, rare diseases and digital media. SeeERC press release for more details.