The European Research Council (ERC) announced the result of the calls for the 2017 Consolidator Grants. Twenty-two countries beneficiated from the grants, in the fields of social sciences/humanities, physical sciences/engineering and life sciences.
The whole consolidator programme, worth a total of about 630 million euros, is intended for advanced post-doctoral researchers (7 to 12 years after the PhD) who wish to have a little more independence and consolidate their team.
The 2017 Consolidator programme is funding 329 projects of the 2538 submitted, which represents a success rate of 13%. The grants will create an estimated 2000 jobs for postdocs, PhD students and other staff working in the grantees’ research teams.