Three Hungarians receive European Research Council Advanced Grant award

In 2018, the European Research Council will be funding 269 outstanding researchers with 653 million euros. Three Hungarian researchers are among those awarded the Advanced Grant, including Zoltán Nusser, who received the grant for the second time.

16 April, 2018

Besides Zoltán Nusser, who works for the MTA Institute for Experimental Medicine (KOKI), Lajos Hanzó, University of Southampton, and Botond Kőszegi, Central European University also received the grant this year. The funding is approximately 2.5 million euros for each research project.

The European Research Council (ERC) is the largest funding public body for excellence in research in the European Union. ERC’s mission is to provide long-term funding for pioneering, high-risk studies with a promise of a high return. The only criterion for selection is scientific excellence. All scientists planning to conduct their research in Europe may apply for grants, irrespective of their sex and nationality. ERC’s priority is to help excellent young researchers in the critical period when they are becoming independent and are establishing and stabilising their own research group and research project.

With this grant, scientists are enabled to realise their most creative research ideas within the European Union or its associated countries. Thus, they can achieve outstanding results which can influence science, society and the economy as well. The funded research projects range from physics and technical sciences through life sciences to social and human sciences.

To see the entire list of this year's Advanced Grant winners please click here.