Ana Teixeira and Martin Lövdén receive ERC Consolidator Grants
The European Research Council (ERC) has selected 312 top scientists in its first Consolidator Grant competition. These mid-career scientists are awarded a total of nearly €575 million. Grants are worth up to €2.75 million each, with an average of €1.84 million per grant.
From Karolinska Institutet Ana Isabel Teixeira got a grant in Life Sciences for the research project “Mechanotransduction in Cell-to-Cell Communication” and Martin Lövdén got a grant in Social Sciences and Humanities for the researchproject “Releasing the brakes on adult plasticity”.
With over 3600 proposals submitted, the demand for these grants rose by 46 per cent this year, compared to the corresponding group of applicants in 2012. The ERC Consolidator Grant scheme targets researchers with seven to twelve years’ experience after their PhD, a period of the scientific career covered until 2012 under the Starting Grant scheme.