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ERC Starting Grants Attributed

Of the 2503 applications received, 219 researchers were selected as recipients of the European Research Council's (ERC) second call for Starting Grants, and an additional 24 researchers are on a waiting list. The total budget is estimated at 325 million, which could bring the total number of confirmed grants to approximately 240.
Among the 219 grantees, 26 work in French institutions, including 9 researchers at CNRS (6 in life sciences, 2 in physics and engineering, and 1 in social sciences and humanities). Five other French researchers are currently on a waiting list. Altogether, France is second-ranked in number of grantees (after the UK), and ranks first in the life sciences with 16 grantees (14 on the main list, and 2 on the waiting list). The average age of grantees is 36 and around 23% are women (with large variations between the different research areas and panels). The grantees are of 33 nationalities and will be working in host institutions in 19 different countries. Nine grantees currently based outside Europe are moving to an EU Member State or associated country to take up their Starting Grant, thus fulfilling one the project's main objective: attracting top researchers to Europe.

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Grantees by country of host institution



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