On Tuesday 13 December the European Research Council (ERC) announced the results for the ‘ERC Consolidator Grants 2016’, which rewards researchers of excellence with 7-12 years’ experience after their PhD. 4 IMT researchers were rewarded.
In total, 314 projects were selected, 43 of which are hosted by French institutions. Out of the 314 rewarded researchers, 4 are from IMT schools: Francesco Andriulli from Télécom Bretagne, Yanlei Diao (Télécom ParisTech, Polytechnique, Inria), Petros Elia (Eurecom), and Roisin Owens (Mines Saint-Etienne).
2016 was the third call for proposals from the European Research Council (ERC)’s Horizon 2020 ‘Consolidator Grant’ program, which finances exploratory research projects carried out by researchers having held their PhD for 7 to 12 years on 1 January 2016. The winners will benefit from a grant of up to €2 million for a maximum period of 5 years. Scientific excellence on a European level is one of the main selection criteria.