ERC grants

The European Research Council (ERC) grants are prestigious research grants for individual scientists. LUMC is proud to host over 25 researchers who have been awarded an ERC grant, ranging from talented starting group leaders to established professors. These ERC projects set LUMC at the forefront of ground-breaking research and scientific innovation worldwide.

LUMC is delighted to be/have been the Host Institution of 31 ERC projects in total (9 Advanced grants, 7 Consolidator grants, 11 Starting grants and 4 Proof of Concept grants). Please note that two ERC Starting Grants have been transferred to LUMC during the project, and one ongoing ERC Starting Grant has been transferred from LUMC to another Host Institution. In addition, the eligibility window of the ERC Starting Grants until 2012 was up to 12 years post-PhD (the ERC Consolidator Grant scheme was launched in 2013).

The awarded Principal Investigators with ongoing ERC-projects are listed below, including more information about their projects. Former ERC laureates at LUMC are listed in the annex.

About ERC

Logo ERCThe ERC provides attractive, long-term funding to support excellent investigators to pursue ground-breaking, high-gain/ high-risk research. Research funded by the ERC is expected to lead to advances at the frontiers of knowledge and to set a clear and inspirational target for frontier research across Europe. The ERC was launched in 2007 and is currently part of Horizon Europe, the EU programme for Research and Innovation.