10/01/2022

Seven researchers from LAC are awarded ERC starting grants

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

They are part of the 397 ambitious early-career researchers selected by the European Research Council (ERC) under the Starting Grants call 2021. The funding, worth €619 million in total and on average €1.5 million per grant, will enable them to set up their own research teams and conduct pioneering research across all disciplines.

The selected proposals cover all disciplines of research, from the medical applications of artificial intelligence, to the science of controlling matter by using light, to designing a legal regime for fair influencer marketing.


The laureates of this grant competition proposed to carry out their projects at universities and research centres in 22 EU and associated countries, mostly in Germany (72 projects), France (53), the UK (46) and the Netherlands (44). There are nationals of 45 countries among the winners of this call, notably Germans (67 researchers), Italians (58), French (44) and Dutch (27). 

Female researchers won some 43% of grants, an increase from 37% in 2020 and the highest share to date.

This call for proposals attracted over 4,000 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:

=> Meet LAC ERC awardees and team members at http://bit.ly/LACandtheERC


ERC grants are part of the EU’s Research and Innovation programme, Horizon Europe. This was the first 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 2022 call closes on 13 January 2022. More at https://bit.ly/ERCStG22