23 researchers from 14 UNICA universities granted with ERC Advanced Grants

03 April 2023 | Funding - From our Members

23 researchers from 14 UNICA universities granted with ERC Advanced Grants

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– Projects in Social Sciences and Humanities lead the funded projects in UNICA universities
– ERC Advanced Grants support established, leading researchers

UNICA is proud to share that the European Research Council (ERC) has awarded 23 researchers in 14 member universities with Advanced grants from the 2022 call. The funding, which is part of the EU’s Horizon Europe programme, is awarded to established, leading researchers with a proven track-record of significant research achievements over the past decade. The funding will enable these researchers to explore their most innovative and ambitious ideas. In total, the Advanced Grant scheme awarded 218 researchers across 20 countries in Europe, accounting for a total of €544 million to support cutting-edge research in a wide range of fields.

Out of the UNICA universities that were funded, the University of Copenhagen (Denmark), the University of Helsinki (Finland), and Stockholm University (Sweden) are the ones with the most number of funded projects, with 3 each. In terms of research domains, the area of Social Sciences and Humanities leads with 13 projects. It is then followed by Life Sciences with six projects. Finally, there are five funded projects in the area of Physical Sciences and Engineering.

Here is the complete list:

CountryUniversityResearcherProjectArea
AustriaUniversity of ViennaManuela CiottiThe anthropology of the future: An art world perspectiveSocial sciences and Humanities
GermanyFree University of Berlin Jens EisertDelineating the boundary between the computational power of quantum and classical devices Physical Sciences and Engineering
GermanyFree University of Berlin Stephan SigristThe synaptic active zone as a signaling hub for sleep homeostasis and resilienceLife Sciences
GermanyHumboldt University of Berlin Jan Plefka High-Precision Gravitational Wave Physics from a Worldline Quantum Field Theory Physical Sciences and Engineering
GermanyHumboldt University of Berlin Roland Strausz Data Privacy in Digital Markets Social sciences and Humanities
DenmarkUniversity of Copenhagen Joshua Mark BrickmanSignaling decoded in ENhanCEr states – a molecular basis for plasticity in development and differentiation Life Sciences
DenmarkUniversity of Copenhagen Klaus Hoeyer Data Spaces: Making Sense of Health in an Age of Cross-Border Data Infrastructures Social sciences and Humanities
DenmarkUniversity of Copenhagen Guillermo MontoyaRepurposing of CAST Systems as Next-Generation Tools for Genome Engineering of Mammalian Cells Life Sciences
SpainUniversity Complutense Madrid Carmen Julia GutierrezGiving Voice to Hispanic Chant through a Phylogenetic Study of Medieval Plainchant Social sciences and Humanities
FinlandUniversity of Helsinki Anna-Liisa LaineCoevolutionary Consequences of Biodiversity Change Life Sciences
FinlandUniversity of Helsinki Matti Juhani LassasGeometric Methods in Inverse Problems for Partial Differential Equations Physical Sciences and Engineering
FinlandUniversity of Helsinki Virpi Timonen Material and environmental legacies in the 21st century: a theory of legacy-making between generations Social sciences and Humanities
FranceChimie Paris Tech – PSL Carlo AdamoIn-silico Models for the Design of Mechanochromic Functionalized Polymers Physical Sciences and Engineering
FranceEPHE – PSL Charles RambleReconstructing the Pagan Religion of Tibet Social sciences and Humanities
IrelandUniversity College Dublin Kenneth DawsonFunctional Nanoscale Therapeutics Life Sciences
ItalyUniversity of Rome “Tor Vergara” Emilio CalvanoArtificial Intelligence and Competition Social sciences and Humanities
The NetherlandsUniversity of Amsterdam Jeroen De KloetResilient Cultures – Music, Art, and Cinema in Mainland China and Hong Kong Social sciences and Humanities
NorwayUniversity of Oslo Regine HockPast and Future High-resolution Global 20Glacier Mass Changes Physical Sciences and Engineering
PortugalNOVA University of Lisbon Mariana PinhoFinding the missing links in the bacterial cell cycle Life Sciences
SwedenStockholm University Maja Schlueter Building models of, with and for sustainability transformations Social sciences and Humanities
SwedenStockholm University Jakob Svensson It’s (also) what you produce: Experimental Evidence on Creating Markets for Quality in Low-income Countries Social sciences and Humanities
SwedenStockholm University Jonas TallbergDemocracy, Autocracy, and International Cooperation Social sciences and Humanities
SloveniaUniversity of Ljubljana Mirjam MencejThe roles of the agency of the dead in the lives of individuals in contemporary society Social sciences and Humanities

About the ERC

The ERC, set up by the European Union in 2007, is the premier European funding organisation for excellent frontier research. It funds creative researchers of any nationality and age, to run projects based across Europe. The ERC offers four core grant schemes: Starting Grants, Consolidator Grants, Advanced Grants and Synergy Grants.

The overall ERC budget from 2021 to 2027 is more than €16 billion, as part of the Horizon Europe programme, under the responsibility of the European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, Mariya Gabriel.

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