Scottish Success in ERC Advanced Grants
The European Research Council last week released the results of the 2018 call for applications for the ERC Advanced Grant
There were over 2000 submissions for this call from the domains of Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Engineering as Social Sciences and Humanities. 222 (10.8%) of these applications were funded.
Both the University of Glasgow and also the University of St Andrews were successful and between them will host the four following projects
- CONTROL: Laser control over crystal nucleation
University of Glasgow (Klaas Wynne)
- ViAjeRo: Virtual and Augmented Reality passenger experiences
University of Glasgow (Stephen Brewster)
- MigrantLife Understanding Life Trajectories of Immigrants and Their Descendants in Europe and Projecting Future Trends
University of St Andrews (Hill Kulu)
- MitoWild Counting the cost of living: mitochondrial efficiency, environmental conditions, and performance in the wild
University of Glasgow (Neil Metcalfe)
You can find out more about the latest awards on the ERC website
It is expected that the 222 awards will not only allow top researchers to execute their best ideas at the scientific frontiers, but will also lead to job creation as an estimated 2,000 postdocs, PhD students and other staff could be employed in the grantees' research teams.