Press release Synergy Grants 2018: €250 million for world class science
Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia Disseminates information about European Research Council ( ERC) – Synergy Grant 2018 Results. ERC – Synergy Grant is a grant scheme under the EU framework programme for Research and Innovation “Horizon 2020” and it is an opportunity for 2-4 Principal investigators to carry out excellent research in any field of Research. Twenty-seven research groups across Europe have won highly-coveted ERC Synergy Grants in 2018, worth in total €250 million.
See examples of the funded projects:
- One group from Germany will search for a novel cure for osteoporosis, a disease suffered by millions throughout Europe. Current understanding of osteoporosis is insufficient due to the lack of appropriate tools that would allow a thorough analysis of bone microstructure. The 4-D nanoSCOPE research team, based in German universities, aims to address this issue and to unravel the unknown architecture of our bones. ERC funding: € 12,366,635 million for 6 years.
- Another interdisciplinary team from Hungary and the Czech Republic aims for a new understanding of the networks that define much of biological processes and social systems. Laszlo Lovasz from the Hungarian Academy of Science and Jaroslav Nesetril from Charles University in Prague, renowned mathematicians specializing in graph theory, and Laszlo Barabasi, a leading expert in network science based at the Central European University in Budapest, aim to build a mathematically sound theory of dynamical networks. They want to transform our understanding of complex systems and prepare ground for applications in multiple disciplines. ERC funding: 9.315,000 million for 6 years.
- A fresh perspective on the history of Islam in Europe is the goal of a research group based in France, Italy, Spain and the UK. These are only some of the newly funded ERC Synergy Grants research projects.
With the support of an ERC Synergy Grant, an international team of researchers will study how the Qur’an has been interpreted, adapted and used in Christian Europe from the Middle Ages through to early modern history, in order to understand how the holy book has influenced both culture and religion in Europe.ERC funding: € 9,842,534 million for six years
To date, the ERC has funded 9,000 top researchers at various stages of their careers, and over 50,000 postdocs, PhD students and other staff working in their research teams. The ERC strives to attract top researchers from anywhere in the world to come to Europe.
The full list of selected projects are available on the link.
For the additional information, please visit the website of European Research Council (ERC).