27 researchers from 16 UNICA universities granted with ERC Consolidator grants

21 March 2022 | From UNICA

27 researchers from 16 UNICA universities granted with ERC Consolidator grants

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– Projects in Social Sciences and Humanities lead the funded projects in UNICA universities
– ERC Consolidator Grants support mid-career researchers

UNICA is proud to share that the European Research Council (ERC) has awarded 27 researchers in 16 member universities with Consolidator grants from the 2021 call. The funding, which is part of the EU’s Horizon Europe programme, will support mid-career researchers and will help them consolidate their teams and conduct pioneering research on topics and with methods of their choosing. In total, the Consolidator Grant scheme awarded 313 researchers across 24 EU Member States and associated countries, accounting for a total of €632 million to tackle major questions across all scientific disciplines.

Out of the UNICA universities that were funded, the University of Copenhagen (Denmark) and the University of Oslo (Norway) are the ones with the most number of projects, with 4 each. In terms of research domains, the area of Social Sciences and Humanities leads with 14 projects. It is then followed by Physical Sciences and Engineering with 10 projects. Finally, there are three funded projects in the area of Life Sciences.

Here is the complete list:

AustriaUniversity of Wien Markus Wagner PARTISAN – Partisan Prejudice: Origins, Consequences and Remedies in European Multiparty Democracies Social sciences and Humanities
AustriaUniversity of Wien Benedikt Warth EXPOMET – Deciphering the Exposome by Metabolomic Technology in Breast Cancer Physical Sciences and Engineering
Belgium Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) Nathan Goldman LATIS – Local Addressing of Topological Interacting Systems Physical Sciences and Engineering
Belgium Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)Luis Simón SINATRA – Subject or Object? SINoAmerican competition and European sTRAtegic autonomySocial sciences and Humanities
Denmark University of CopenhagenMaria Escudero Escribano ATOMISTIC – Atomic-Scale Tailored Materials for Electrochemical Methane Activation and Production of Valuable Chemicals Physical Sciences and Engineering
Denmark University of CopenhagenMaria MalksooRITUAL DETERRENCE – Ritual Action: Making Deterrence Matter in International Security and Memory PoliticsSocial sciences and Humanities
DenmarkUniversity of CopenhagenKamilla Miskowiak ALTIBRAIN – Altitude-like hypoxia cognition training to target brain erythropoietin as a novel mechanism of longlasting enhancement of neuroplasticity and cognitive functions Social sciences and Humanities
Denmark University of CopenhagenHannes Schroeder ChewArch – Ancient Chewing Gums and the Archaeology of Alpine Lake Settlements Social sciences and Humanities
Finland University of Helsinki Pekka KatajistoGeometric Fate – Niche geometry as the regulator of communal metabolism and cell fateLife Sciences
Finland University of HelsinkiTuuli ToivonenGREENTRAVEL – GREENER URBAN TRAVEL ENVIRONMENTS FOR EVERYONE: From measured wellbeing impacts to Big Data analytics Social sciences and Humanities
Finland University of HelsinkiMikko Voutilainen JEC4HL-LHC – Jet Energy Corrections for High-Luminosity LHC Physical Sciences and Engineering
Germany Freie Universität BerlinIslam DayehKNOW – Polymathy and Interdisciplinarity in Premodern Islamic Epistemic CulturesSocial sciences and Humanities
Germany Humboldt University of BerlinElahe Haschemi YekaniTODO – Tales of the Diasporic Ordinary. Aesthetics, Affects, ArchivesSocial sciences and Humanities
Iceland University of Iceland Sigurdur Yngvi Kristinsson Edit-SMM – Early Detection and Intervention in Smoldering Multiple Myeloma: Population-Based Screening and TreatmentLife Sciences
Norway University of OsloMathew Domeier EPIC – Untangling Ediacaran Paleomagnetism to Contextualize Immense Global Change Physical Sciences and Engineering
Norway University of OsloJonas Hjort ACCESS – Market Access and Economic Development Social sciences and Humanities
Norway University of Oslo Trude StorelvmoSTEP-CHANGE – State-dependent cloud phase feedbacks: enhancing understanding and assessing global effectsPhysical Sciences and Engineering
Norway University of OsloEivind YstrømGeoGen – The PsychoGeography of Intergenerational Mobility: Early life socioeconomic position, mental health, and educational performance Social sciences and Humanities
PolandUniversity of WarsawMarta BucholcAbortion Figurations – Using Human Rights to Change Abortion Law: Involvement Patterns and Argumentative Architectures in the Global Figuration of Human RightsSocial sciences and Humanities
Spain University Complutense Madrid Alexander Robinson FORCLIMA – Forecasting climate surprises on longer timescales Physical Sciences and Engineering
Sweden Stockholm University Ingvild Almås UNEQUALWITHIN – From Household Allocations to Global Inequality: New Methods, Facts and Policy ImplicationsSocial sciences and Humanities
Switzerland University of LausanneManuel Mameli SVEN – Raphe-to-habenula — a serotonin subsystem for valence encodingLife Sciences
Switzerland University of LausanneStephanie Steinmetz PROFEM – Improving Female Migrants’ Labour Market Positioning – An Intersectional Approach to Occupational Segregation Processes Across Countries and Over TimeSocial sciences and Humanities
The Netherlands University of AmsterdamTimothy Noel FlowHAT – Site-selective C(sp3)–H functionalization with gaseous reagents using Hydrogen Atom Transfer photocatalysis in flowPhysical Sciences and Engineering
The Netherlands University of AmsterdamHo Lun Tommy TseChina Fashion Power – Fashioning Power through South-South Interaction: Re-thinking Creativity, Authenticity, Cultural Mediation and Consumer Agency along China-Africa Fashion Value ChainsSocial sciences and Humanities
Turkey Middle East Technical University (METU)Mustafa YuselDeepTrace – Tracing nanoparticle-fuelled co-mobilization of catalyst metals across Earth’s deepsea redox interfaces to pave the way for habitability detection in Ocean Worlds Physical Sciences and Engineering
United Kingdom University of Edinburgh Miguel Oscar Bernabeu Llinares microKinetic – Predicting oxygen and drug kinetics at the micrometre scale in glioblastoma Physical Sciences and Engineering

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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