10 ERC Consolidator Grants for Max Planck researchers

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10 Max Planck researchers were successful in their applications for Consolidator10 Max Planck researchers were successful in their applications for Consolidator Grants from the European Research Council. © MPG

This result puts Max Planck in second place in a Europe-wide comparison

In the most recent round of calls for Consolidator Grants of the European Research Council, the Max Planck Society was once again successful, scopping up ten grants in total. In the Europe-wide comparison, the French Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) took first place again with 18 grants, followed by the Max Planck Society in second place with 10 grants. The University of Cambridge is in third place with eight grants. The Helmholtz Association, the Leibniz Association, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Weizmann Institute of Science came fourth with six grants each. Of a total of 2222 applications submitted, 321 were approved across Europe, including 112 grants for female scientists. The overall success rate was 14.4 percent. In comparison, the Max Planck Society performed extremely well, with a success rate of 30.3 percent.

In a Germany-wide comparison, the MPG leads the ranking, followed by the Helmholtz Association and Leibniz Association in second place with six grants each. Third place with three grants each is shared by the Technical University of Munich, the Heinrich Heine University of Düsseldorf, and the Technical University of Darmstadt.

  • Chemistry, Physics & Technology
  • Aljaz Godec, MPI for Multidisciplinary Sciences
  • Daniel Schramek, MPI for Molecular Genetics
  • Humanities and Social Sciences

    The ERC Consolidator Grants support promising scientists whose doctorates date back seven to twelve years. They receive up to two million euros for their research projects.