The European Research Council (ERC) has today announced the winners of its 2020 Advanced Grants competition which will provide a total of €507 million to 209 leading researchers across Europe.
We are delighted to announce that Professor Simon Gaechter of CeDEx (School of Economics) has secured €2.46 million for Behavioural Principles of Large-Scale Cooperation (PRINCIPLES). The planned start date for PRINCIPLES is September with the project running until the end of August 2026. The grant will cover a significant proportion of Simon’s research time, and fund two junior researchers, two research students and a research assistant. This is a tremendous achievement and all of Simon's colleagues in CeDEx would like to congratulate him on his successful funding bid.
The ERC's mission is to encourage the highest quality research in Europe through competitive funding and to support investigator-driven frontier research across all fields, on the basis of scientific excellence.
You can read more in the press release
(issued 22 April) and view a full list of all selected researchers
About the European Research Council
The ERC complements other funding activities in Europe such as those of the national research funding agencies, and is a flagship component of Horizon Europe, the European Union's Research Framework Programme for 2021 to 2027. It is 'investigator-driven', which allows researchers to identify new opportunities and directions in any field of research, which ensures that funds are channelled into new and promising areas of research with a greater degree of flexibility.
ERC grants are awarded through open competition to projects headed by starting and established researchers, irrespective of their origins, who are working or moving to work in Europe. The sole criterion for selection is scientific excellence. The aim is to recognise the best ideas, and confer status and visibility on the best brains in Europe, while also attracting talent from abroad.
Posted on Thursday 22nd April 2021