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Congrats To 13 Aurora ERC Starting Grantees

VU International News and Reviews No. 118 August 27 2018

July 2019

The European Commission has published the list of ERC Starting grants awarded in the 2018 Call.

From the EC notification:

Why is the world so green? What can we eat to prevent dementia? Are our eyes really the windows to our personalities? 403 talented early career researchers have been awarded European Research Council grants to answer such questions. Scientists will benefit from EUR 603 million in total and up to EUR 1.5 million each, to create their own research teams and conduct pioneering projects. The grants, are part of the ‘excellent science’ pillar of the EU’s current Research and Innovation programme, Horizon 2020.

Going through the list of 403 awards, we see that Germany (76), the UK (67), the Netherlands (46), and France (37) account for 226 or more than 56% of the total.

Looking for Aurora grantees, we congratulate Neil Howard and Vanessa Joosen (Antwerp), Piero Poli (University Grenoble Alpes),  Wouter Halfwerk, Eva-Maria Merz and Annelies Vredeveldt (VU Amsterdam), Randi Bertelsen and Scott Bremer (University of Bergen), Emma Börgeson, Adam Shehata, and Hiroki Shibuya (University of Gothenburg), Thomas Fitzgerald (University of East Anglia). No less than 13 ERC starting grants at 6 Aurora universities.

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