The EU grants 37 million euros to 16 projects of Spanish centers

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The relationship between the climate change and economic development, obesity at puberty, or field sensors with exceptional energy resolution. These are some of the Spanish investigations that will receive funding in the call Advanced Grant 2022, of the European Research Council (ERC).

The European Union will finance 16 research projects in Spain with 37 million euros in this edition. It is the third country with the most hosted programs, which will take place in universities and study centers.

These grants are aimed at research staff with relevant achievements over the last decade. Its main objective is promote cutting-edge studies in a wide range of fields, such as physics, medicine, social sciences and humanities.

The Advanced Grant 2022 call has a global budget of 544 million euros and expects to create more than 2,000 jobs for postdocs

In total, the Advanced Grant 2022 call has a budget of 544 million euros in aid and hopes to create more than 2,000 jobs for postdoctoral researchers, doctoral students and other staff of the host institutions through this call. Past recipients include Nobel laureates and leading scientists with significant contributions in their respective fields. This edition of the call has received 1,650 proposals, with a success rate of 13.2%. 37.9% of the projects awarded are led by women.

In the case of Spain, the researchers made 23% of the proposals and they will lead 25% of the projects awarded. In this European call, the success rate for researchers in Spanish institutions has been 10.2% and 14.8% for female researchers.

The Advanced Grant call for this year 2023 closes next May 23 and will have a total budget of 597 million. The Ministry of Science and Innovation, through the European Office of the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology, provides support in the preparation of proposals and interviews that are submitted to the European Research Council through the work of their National Contact Points.

Research staff in the United Kingdom

The Trade and Cooperation Agreement between the European Union and the United Kingdom allows the latter to be associated with the current EU research and innovation funding programme, horizon europesubject to the adoption of a protocol, but as this has not been adopted for now, the British state is still considered “non-associated”.

Therefore, selected proposals from applicants based in a country in the process of association to Horizon Europe will only be eligible for funding if the relevant partnership agreement applies at the time of signing the grant agreement. However, successful applicants from UK host institutions are still can receive financingprovided they transfer to a host institution in an eligible country.

Selected Spanish investigations

Social Sciences and Humanities

  • Barbara ROSSI. TIMESERIESFOREC: Advances in Empirical Methods for Time Series and Forecasting in Unstable Environments. Universidad Pompeu Fabra.

  • Roberto GARGARELLA. ICDD: Institutional Changes for Democratic Dialogue. Pompeu Fabra University.

  • Nuria RODRIGUEZ PLANAS. WomEmpower: The Causal Effect of Motherhood, Gender Norms, and Cash Transfers to Women on Intimate Partner Violence. Universitat de Barcelona.

  • Carmen Julia GUTIERREZ. RESOUND: Giving Voice to Hispanic Chant through a Phylogenetic Study of Medieval Plainchant. Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

  • Jordi ROSELL. SCAVENGERS: Carnivores in human settlements: a new and different way to address the Middle Palaeolithic record. Private Foundation Catalan Institute of Human Paleoecology and Social Evolution. SH6

  • Jeroen VAN DEN BERGH. CLIMGROW: Climate Policy vs. Economic Growth: Opinions, Models, and Novel Strategies. Autonomous University of Barcelona.

Life sciences

  • Pere ROCA-CUSACHS. MechanoSynth: Engineering synthetic mechanotransduction through nucleocytoplasmic transport. Bioengineering Institute of Catalonia Foundation.

  • Manual ALWAYS. DOPA-Kiss: Dissecting the Brain Basis of Obesity-Induced Pubertal Alterations: A View to a Kiss. University of Córdoba.

  • Miguel Angel MARTINEZ-GONZALEZ. UNATI: A non-inferiority randomized trial testing an advice of modeA non-inferiority randomized trial testing an advice of moderate drinking pattern versus advice on abstention on major disease and mortality. Universidad de Navarra.

  • Ignatius RUIZ-TRILLO. MISSING RELATIVES: Search for the missing unicellular relatives of animals. Pompeu Fabra University.

Physical Sciences and Engineering

  • Morgan MITCHELL. Field-SEER: Field Sensors with Exceptional Energy Resolution. Fundacio Institut de Ciencies Fotoniques.

  • Jose Ignacio EASTER. CONSPIRA: Coherent control of spin chains in graphene nanostructures. Association Center for Cooperative Research in Nanosciences. CIC NANOGUNE.

  • Jose CAPMANY FRANCOY. ANBIT: Analog Photonic Computation. Polytechnic University of Valencia.

  • Emilio PALOMARES. Excited: Engineering Excited States, Orbital Coupling and Quantum Coherence Phenomena in Photoelectrochemical Energy Conversion Devices. Private Foundation Catalan Chemical Research Institute.

  • Juan BISQUERT. PeroSpiker: Perovskite Spiking Neurons for Intelligent Networks. Jaume I University of Castellon.

  • Assumption SOURCE. SUL4LIFE: The Trail of Sulfur: From Molecular Clouds to Life. National Center for Geographic Information.

The statistics of the call and the final composition of the lists of successful proposals are provisional.


Ministry of Science and Innovation

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