ERC Consolidator Grants Offer €600 Million to European Scientists

Psychological scientists and others can apply for the next call, due Feb. 4

The European Research Council (ERC) has announced the winners of its Consolidator Grant competition. A total of €600 million was awarded to 301 researchers from across Europe. The Consolidator Grant allows scientists to establish research teams and continue their career at an EU institution. Researchers with 7-12 years of experience since PhD completion are eligible to apply. Research funded through this grant must be completed at an institution in one of the EU Member States or Associated Countries.

According to ERC, this year’s grants created roughly 2,000 jobs for postdocs, fellows, and PhD students working on grantees’ research teams. Scientists will conduct research at universities and research centers across 24 countries, most notably 52 from Germany, 50 from the United Kingdom, 43 from France, and 32 from the Netherlands. Researchers of 37 nationalities received funding through the competition. A full breakdown of the statistics is available.

Psychological scientists are well represented in the Consolidator Grants awarded. Researchers awarded Consolidator Grants are shown at the PDF links below:

The Consolidator Grant competition currently has an open call; the deadline to apply is February 4, 2020. To learn more about the Consolidator Grant competition and to apply, click here.

For more information on the ERC Consolidator Grant and its 2019 awards, please click here.

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