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Nine researchers from LAC are awarded ERC starting grants


Congratualtions to the researchers from Argentina (1), Brazil (3), Colombia (2), Mexico (2) and Venezuela (1) who have just been awarded an ERC Starting Grant.

They are part of the 408 ambitious early-career researchers selected by the European Research Council (ERC) under the Starting Grants call 2022. The funding, worth €636 million in total and on average €1.5 million per grant, will enable those excellent younger scientists, who have 2 to 7 years’ experience after their PhDs, to launch their own projects, form their teams and pursue their most promising ideas.

The selected proposals cover all disciplines of research, from engineering to life sciences to humanities.

The laureates of this grant competition proposed to carry out their projects at universities and research centres in 26 EU and associated countries, mostly in Germany (81 projects), UK (70), Netherlands (40) and France (39). There are nationals of 46 countries among the winners of this call, notably Germans (70 researchers), Italians (41), Israeli (30) and Dutch (28).

This call for proposals attracted over 3,000 proposals, which were reviewed by panels of renowned researchers from around the world.

These Starting Grants will create an estimated 2,000 jobs for postdoctoral fellows, PhD students and other staff at the host institutions.

=> If you are interested in being employed in an ERC funded team, check the vacancies on EURAXESS job Portal.

Source: ERC. 

More about the selection in the statistics List of all selected researchers

Lists of selected researchers by domain:

=> Join an ERC Twitter Space at 16:00 CET on 22/11/22 to hear from some of the laureates.

Meet LAC ERC awardees and team members at (soon).

ERC grants are part of the EU’s Research and Innovation programme, Horizon Europe. This was the second call for proposals under Horizon Europe.

The ERC Starting grant call opens annually. It is open to researchers of all nationalities, independently of where they are based at the time they submit their application.

The 2023 call closed on 23 October 2022. More at

ERC ERC Starting Grants LAC Webinar