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LMU has garnered most ERC Grants in Germany

Munich, 07/22/2010

LMU has picked up more European Research Council (ERC) grants than any other university in Germany. Funded by the European Union (EU), the ERC grant program has been in operation since 2007, and is intended to support the work of outstanding representatives of their respective fields. The ERC has so far awarded 1069 grants to outstanding scientists and scholars, and 10 of these have gone to researchers based at LMU. This puts the LMU in 13th place among European institutions, according to the latest ranking published by the ERC.

The ERC awards Investigator Grants to researchers who plan to undertake innovative, high-risk projects that have the potential to change the direction of the field of research concerned. Highly qualified researchers who have already established themselves among their peers may apply for Advanced Investigator Grants. Advanced Investigator Grants have so far been awarded to the following LMU researchers: Professor Paul Knochel, Professor Christoph Bode, Professor Erika von Mutius, Professor Donald Bruce Dingwell and Professor Ferenc Krausz. Starting Grants are intended for junior researchers. Applicants must submit proposals no less than 2 and no more than 10 years after having completed their doctoral research. Among the winners of these awards who are based at LMU are Dr. Katja Strässer, Professor Jens Michaelis, Priv.Doz. Dr. David Vöhringer; Professor Dieter Braun and Dr. Michael Cysouw.

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