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Early Researchers from eseia Member Organisations Awarded ERC Starting Grants


Four young researchers from the University of Twente, NL, TU Vienna, AT, and the Jožef Stefan Institute, SI, have been awarded the European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grants. The ERC grants are part of the research and innovation H2020 programme and provide funding every year to early-career researchers with two to seven-year of experience since the completion of their PhD that have shown excellence in their scientific work so far.

The first 2019 call for proposal awarded a total of 408 grants covering a large number of topics and supporting individual scientists and scholars to build their own teams and conduct innovative and pioneering research for a period of up to five years.

Just 13 percent of applications were selected for funding this time. Young researchers from eseia Member Organisations have received funding for the following projects:

  1. BuBble Gun - Penetrating Microjets in Soft substrates: Towards Controlled Needle-free Injections, David Fernandez Rivas from the University of Twente, NL.
  2. CREATE - Crafting Complex Hybrid Materials for Sustainable Energy Conversion, Monica Morales-Masis from the University of Twente, NL.
  3. MonoComb - Monolithic Frecuency Comb Spectrometers, Benedikt Schwarz from TU Vienna, AT.
  4. Cell-Lasers - Intracellular Lasers: Coupling of Optical Resonances with Biological Processes, Matjaz Humar from the Jožef Stefan Institute, SI.

All ERC grant winners conduct research at a public or private EU Member State or Associated Country research organisation. Call for proposals are published once a year. To compete for the next ERC Starting Grant round 2020 applicants must send their interest by 16 October 2019.

More Information 

European Research Council Starting Grants

University of Twente Awarded Researchers

Matjaz Humar JSI

Benedikt Schwarz TU Vienna

Contact Person

Marina Lopez, eseia Communication Assistant – marina.lopezortega@eseia.eu