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Four US Researchers Awarded Prestigious ERC Grants

13/04/2020 - 14:36
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The European Research Council (ERC) has announced the results of its latest Advanced Grants Call. They include 4 US researchers who will be able to use the grants to explore their most daring and innovative ideas. They will carry out their projects in the fields of Social Sciences and Humanities and Physical Sciences and Engineering, at universities and research centres in Denmark, Germany, France, and the Netherlands.

Social Sciences and Humanities:

- James Vaupel, University of Southern Denmark

Project: 'Unequal Lifespans' – Inequalities in Lifespans before and after Retirement:

Trailblazing Demographic

- Gregg Mitman, Ludwig Maximillian University of Munich

Project: 'VIRHIST'-  Bloodborne: Hot Zones, Disease Ecologies, and the Changing

Landscape of Environment and Health in West Africa

Physical Sciences and Engineering:

- Joseph Hennawi, Leiden University in the Netherlands

 Project: 'QuasarChronicles' - Quasars in a Neutral Universe: Chronicling the History of

 Reionization, Enrichment, and Black Hole Growth

- Davis Kosower, French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)

  Project: 'Ampl2Einstein' - Scattering Amplitudes for Gravitational Wave Theory

ERC competitions are open to researchers of any nationality. ​The funding of €2.5 million per grant (can exceptionally go up to €3.5 million) is part of the EU research and innovation programme, Horizon 2020.  Researchers who would like to compete for an ERC Advanced Grant in the next round have from May 14 to August 26, 2020 to apply for funding. More information about the funding and applications.