Brazilian and LAC ERC grantees and team members

To date (October 2021), 58 ERC awardees are nationals from LAC. They come from Argentina (20), Brazil (13 in March 2022), Chile (9), Mexico (6), Costa Rica (3), Colombia (2), Bolivia, Cuba, Ecuador, Guatemala, Jamaica, Peru and Uruguay

Brazilian ERC Grantees

Out of the 13 Brazilian researchers who have been awarded ERC Starting, Consolidator, and Advanced Grants, we have interviewed 9 of them (the first three are in the picture left to right):

  • Artur Avila for his "Quasiperiodic" project (Starting grant awardee and Fields medalist)
  • Aureo de Paula for his project on “Econometric Analysis of Interaction Models.” (Starting grant awardee)
  • Elison Matioli for his project " IN-NEED" on energy efficiency (Starting grant awardee)
  • Bernardo Franklin for his Plat-IL-1 project on inflammasomes (Starting grant awardee)
  • Eduardo Lee for his project TOPOQDot on topological materials (Starting grant awardee)
  • Mariana de Campos Françozo, for her BRASILIAE project on Indigenous knowledge (Starting grant awardee)
  • Roberto Rinaldi for his LIGNINFIRST project on lignocellulosic Biomass (Consolidator grant awardee)
  • Aline Vidotto, for her ASTROFLOW project on the influence of stellar outflows on exoplanetary mass loss (Consolidator grant awardee)
  • Mario Barbatti, for his project SUBNANO on Computational Photochemistry (the first Brazilian to be awarded with an Advanced grant)
  • Gabriel Ulyssea, for his project FORCEDMIGDEV on Forced Migration and Development (Starting grant awardee)
  • Marcelo Dietrich, for his ONTOGENY project on the development of hypothalamic circuits for the control of homeostasis (Starting grant awardee)
  • Rosana Pinheiro Machado, for her WorkPoliticsBIP project on Labour Precariousness and Authoritarian Politics in the Global South (Consolidator grant awardee)
  • Daniel Gottlieb, for his timeriskbeliefs project on Beliefs, Time, and Risk Preferences (Consolidator grant awardee)

Some of them told us a little bit about their trajectory and shared their views on the EU-Brazil cooperationRead their interviews by clicking on their names.

ERC grantees from or in other LAC countries

We also interviewed some ERC grantees from Argentina, Chile/Peru, Colombia and Cuba and another one based in Chile as part of a Synergy Group:


Other ERC awardees from LAC: 

  • Manuel BASTIAS SAAVEDRA,  ERC consolidator IberLAND project: Beyond Property: Law and Land in the Iberian World (1510-1850), Max Planck Society, Germany.

    Manuel was Professor, Instituto de Historia y Ciencias Sociales, Universidad Austral de Chile, Valdivia, Chile from 2013 to 2016. He did a MA in Political and Moral Philosophy and graduation in history at Universidad de Chile, Santiago de Chile

  • Ignacio FARÍAS HURTADO,  ERC consolidator WAVEMATTERS project: Urban vibrations: How physical waves come to matter in contemporary urbanism, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany.

    Ignacio holds a Licentiate degree in Sociology, Minor in Philosophy from Universidad Católica de Chile and was a Lecturer in Sociology at Universidad Diego Portales, Chile in 2008.

About ERC

Set up in 2007 by the EU, the European Research Council is the first pan-European funding organization for frontier research. It aims to stimulate scientific excellence in Europe by encouraging competition for funding between the very best, creative researchers of any nationality and age. The ERC also strives to attract top researchers from anywhere in the world to come to Europe. It funds young, early-career top researchers ('ERC Starting grants'), already independent excellent scientists ('ERC Consolidator Grants'), and senior research leaders ('ERC Advanced Grants'). 
With its Synergy Grants, the ERC also supports groups of two to maximum four Principal Investigators (PIs) working together and bringing different skills and resources to tackle ambitious research problems.


Jobs in ERC teams

Please, note that ERC grants support projects carried out by an individual researcher ('Principal Investigator') who can employ researchers of any nationality as team members. It is also possible to have one or more team members located in a non-European country.

Watch a testimony by Flávio Eiró below or read our interviews with:

Vacancies for team members interested in joining an ERC led research project, can be published on the Euraxess-Jobs portal.

Short-term postdoctoral visits (Brazil call)

In the framework of the European Commission (EC) - Confap implementing Arrangement (2016) and the Administrative Arrangement between the DG RTD of the EC - CNPq-FINEP-CONAP (2018), Brazilian active researchers in a wide range of scientific fields have the possibility to carry out research visits and temporarily join ERC teams in Europe to conduct frontier research activities. . 

Calls are at least annuals. More on Confap website.

Exemple of a Brazilian researcher who spent one month in an ERC funded team in Germany:

Additionnal resources: