Congratualtion to the researchers from Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Chili, Jamaica, and Panama who have just been awarded an ERC Starting Grant.
They are part of the 406 early-career researchers selected by the European Research Council (ERC) under the Starting Grants call 2017. The funding, worth €605 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. The share of women amongst the new grantees is the largest ever in an ERC competition and there was also more diversity in terms of nationalities.
The grantees will be hosted in 23 countries across Europe, with the United Kingdom (79), Germany (67) and France (53) as top locations. This year's competition counts 48 different nationalities amongst the grantees – the highest number since the establishment of the ERC. Forty-five grantees are non-European nationals
The 2018 call to select the next Starting Grants awardees is open until 17 October. It is open to all researchers of all nationalities, independently of where they are based at the time they submit their application.