19 Dec 2019   |   Network Updates

Sorbonne researchers win one third of ERC Consolidator Grants awarded in France

Sorbonne University and its Alliance members, which include four national research agencies, have an exceptional number of researchers that have qualified for an ERC Consolidator Grants from the European Commission. These particularly competitive grants are awarded for ambitious projects proposed by top researchers and their teams.

“As an intensive research university, we are delighted that these researchers have benefitted from this environment of high-level, collaborative research” said Véronique Perdereau, vice president of Europe at Sorbonne University.

“We do our best to ensure that our researchers get full support for their European calls. Our efforts are pooled across the Alliance within the framework of the Idex1. The University offers personalized preparation for both the written and oral presentations.”

As part of the Horizon 2020 research and innovation program, the ERC Consolidator Grant finances research projects on an innovative theme, for approx.5 years with a budget of approx. 2 million euros.
Aimed at researchers with 7 to 12 years of experience after their doctorate, this grant supports promising scientists who wish to form or consolidate their research team.

With a very high level of competitiveness, the ERC Consolidator Grant call for projects rewards excellence projects on ambitious and risky research subjects.

This article was first published by Sorbonne University.

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