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Prestigious ERC grants worth DKK 112 million award to Denmark

Denmark has received six Advanced Grants from the European Research Council (ERC), which will boost independent and excellent research with DKK 112 million. It will cover research in photonic components to plant molecular biology, and digitalization to distraction.
Jonas Toft Ludvigsen
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Anne Overgaard Jørgensen
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Apr 02, 2019

In the latest application round, 222 top researchers across Europe from 29 different countries have received an ERC Advanced Grant, totally DKK 4.03 billion for their excellent and ground-breaking research projects. The ERC has evaluated 2,052 applications, of which approx. 11 percent have successfully received grant funding.

The ERC’s Advanced Grants are aimed at experienced top researchers who have contributed significant scientific results within their research area in the last 10 years. The grants amount to approx. DKK 18.7 million and are for a five-year period.

The University of Copenhagen has received three, the Technical University of Denmark has received to and Aarhus University has received one of these prestigious European research grants. The six researchers at the Danish universities now have the opportunity to gather a strong team and begin their projects with approx. DKK 18.7 million in support for the next five years. The grants in Denmark are categorised by three within ”Physical Sciences and Engineering Sciences”, two within ”Social Sciences and Humanities” and one within ”Biosciences”.

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About the three grant recipients from the University of Copenhagen

Name Acronym Project title
Martin Bizzarro DEEPTIME Probing the history of matter in deep time
Dan Zahavi WE Who are we? Self-identity, Social Cognition, and Collective Intentionality
Morten Axel Pedersen DISTRACT The Political Economy of Distraction in Digitized Denmark

About the two grant recipients from the Technical University of Denmark

Name Acronym Project title
Jesper Mørk FANO Fano Photonics
Georgios Kontogeorgis ElectroThermo New Paradigm in Electrolyte Thermodynamics

Read more on DTU's website

About the grant recipient from Aarhus University

Name Acronym Project title
Jens Stougaard RINFEC The Roots of Infection

Read more on the Aarhus University website

Interested in ERC Advanced Grants?

The next application deadline for ERC Advanced Grants is 29 August 2019. You can find the calls for all ERC grant types here:

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last modified Jul 21, 2020