The European Research Council (ERC) has today selected 312 top scientists for funding in its first Consolidator Grant competition. Total funding in this round of the competition is €575 million, with an average awarded grant of €1.84 million, up to a maximum of €2.75 million.

As European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science Máire Geoghegan-Quinn stated: "These researchers are doing ground-breaking work that will advance our knowledge and make a difference to society. The ERC is s...

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