Three PSL Researchers awarded ERC Consolidator Grants in 2020


On December 9, 2020, the European Research Council released the list of 34 young French researchers who won the ERC Consolidator Grant 2020 call for proposals. Among the winners, three scientists work in laboratories run by Université PSL.

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The ERC Consolidator Grant is an highly competitive grant, worth approximately €2 million, awarded for 5 years to exploratory research projects on an innovative theme. It supports experienced scientists (7 to 12 years after their doctorate) and promising candidates who wish to build or consolidate their research teams.

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Funding from the ERC (European Research Council)

Founded in 2007, the European Research Council is part of the European Framework Program for Research and Innovation (Horizon 2020). Each year, the committee awards individual funding for a period of 5 years to scientists from all over the world. The ERC funds original exploratory research projects that bring scientific, technical and societal discoveries in all disciplines.

There are five ERC grants:

PSL has created a dedicated service to support researchers in order to answer to European calls for proposals:

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Over 150 PSL researchers have won an ERC grant since 2012.