ERC Grants

The European Research Council (ERC) awards four types of grants to researchers employed at European universities:

  • Starting Grants (StG) are awarded to highly talented, promising young researchers with two up to seven years experience after completing their PhD. Up to EUR 1,5 million is granted for   ground-breaking research projects for a five-year period.
  • Consolidater Grants (CoG) are awarded to highly talented, promising young research leaders with 7 up to 12 years of experience after completing their PhD.  Up to EUR 2,0 million is granted for ground-breaking research projects for a five-year period.
  • Advanced Grants (AdG) are awarded to exceptional research leaders who have already produced outstanding research results. Up to EUR 2.5 million is granted for ground-breaking research projects for a five-year period.
  • Proof of Consept (PoC) are awarded to existing ERC Grant holders in order to establish the innovations potential of ideas arising from their ERC-funded grant, which must be either ongoing, or the project must have ended less than 12 months before the publication date of an ERC Proof of Concept call. The maximum funding per grant is € 150.000 for a 12 months period.

List of AU recipients of ERC grants:

Starting Grants 2015

  • Life Sciences: Group leader Sadegh Nabavi, DANDRITE, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics.

Consolidator Grants 2015

  • LIfe Sciences: Assistant professor Ebbe Sloth Andersen, iNANO and Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics. 

Consolidator Grants 2015

  • LIfe Sciences: Adjunkt Ebbe Sloth Andersen, iNANO og Institut for Molekylærbiologi og Genetik

Advanced Grants 2014

  • Physical Sciences and Engineering:Professor Ivan Damgård, Department of Computer Science

Starting grants 2014

  • Life Sciences: Assistant professor Bjørn Panyella Pedersen, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Physical Sciences and Engineering: Post doc Jan-Pieter Buylaert, Department of Geoscience (employed 50% at Technical University of Denmark (host institution) and 50% at Aarhus University)
  • Life Sciences: Group leader Keisuke Yonehara, DANDRITE, Department of Biomedicine. During the grant preparation phase Aarhus Universitet became the Host Institution instead of a German university
  • Physical Sciences and Engineering: Associate Professor Jacob Sherson, Department of Physics and Astronomy
  • Life Sciences: Associate Professor Sarang Suresh Dalal, Center of Functionally Integrative Neuroscience (CFIN) at the Department of Clinical Medicine. Dr. Dalal has chosen Aarhus University as the Host Institution for his ERC project.

Consolidator Grants 2014:

  • Physical Sciences and Engineering: Professor Anders Møller, Department of Computer Science
  • Physical Sciences and Engineering: Dr. Liv Hornekær, Department of Physics and Astronomy/iNANO

Consolidator Grants 2013:

  • Physical Sciences and Engineering: Associate professor Alexander Zelikin, Department of Chemistry

Advanced Grants 2013

  • Life Sciences: Professor Torben Heick Jensen, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics

Advanced Grants 2012

  • Physical Sciences and Engineering: Professor Jeffrey Hangst, Department of Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical Sciences and Engineering: Professor Henrik Stapelfeldt, Department of Chemistry

Starting Grants 2012:

  • Physical Sciences and Engineering: Associate professor Hans Fynbo, Department of Physics and Astronomy
  • Life Sciences: Associate professor Thomas Bataillon, Bioinformatics Research Centre (BiRC)
  • Life Sciences: Professor Jens-Christian Svenning, Department of Bioscience – Ecoinformatics and Biodiversity
  • Social Sciences and Humanities: Professor Mads Meier Jæger, Department of Education - Centre for Research in Compulsory Schooling (This Starting grant was transferred to the University of Copenhagen during the negotiation phase)

Proof of concept 2012:

  • Life Sciences: Professor Søren Kragh Moestrup, Department of Biomedicine 

Advanced Grants 2011

  • Life Sciences: Professor Bo Barker Jørgensen, Department of Bioscience
  • Physical Sciences and Engineering: Professor Poul Jørgensen, Department of Chemistry
  • Life Sciences: Professor Preben Bo Mortensen, Department of Economics and Business
  • Physical Sciences and Engineering: Associate Professor Lars Peter Nielsen, Department of Bioscience

Starting Grants 2011

  • Life Science: Associate Professor Trine Bilde, Department of Bioscience
  • Physical Sciences and Engineering: Associate Professor Lars Bojer Madsen, Department of Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical Sciences and Engineering: Associate Professor Jesper Buus Nielsen, Department of Computer Science
  • Life Sciences: Senior Researcher Matthias Ketzel, Department of Environmental Science. AU is a partner in this multi-partner project, coordinated by the Danish Cancer Society

Advanced Grants 2010

  • Life Science: Professor Jens Stougaard, Department of Molecular Biology
  • Physical Sciences and Engineering: Professor Jørgen Christensen-Dalsgaard, Department of Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical Sciences and Engineering: Professor Niels Peter Revsbech, Department of Bioscience. AU is a partner in this multi-partner project, coordinated by the University of Southern Denmark

Starting Grants 2010

  • Life Sciences: Postdoctoral Scholar Jiong Li, Department of Public Health

Advanced Grants 2009

  • Life Sciences: Professor Poul Nissen, Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Centre

Starting Grants 2009

  • Physical Sciences and Engineering: Associate Professor Jeppe Vang, Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Centre
  • Social Sciences: Associate Professor Morten Overgaard, Hammel Neurorehabilitation and Research Centre/Centre of Functionally Integrative Neuroscience, Department of Clinical Medicine

Advanced Grants 2008

  • Life Sciences: Professor Søren Kragh Moestrup, Department of Medical Biochemistry
  • Physical Sciences and Engineering: Professor Flemming Besenbacher, Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Centre

Starting Grants 2007

  • Physical Sciences and Engineering: Dr Klaus Ostermann, Department of Computer Science (This Starting grant was transferred to a German university after one year of project implementation)
  • Physical Sciences and Engineering: Dr Liv Hornekær, Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Centre
  • Physical Sciences and Engineering: Dr Søren Fornais, Department of Mathematical Sciences