ERC Grants

The ERC Grants awarded by the European Research Council (ERC) are the most prestigious form of European research funding. Providing very substantial funding, the ERC Grants enable awardees to take on complex projects. The Research Council offers different funding schemes for both up-and-coming researchers and established top scientists. Website of the European Research Council

ERC Advanced-Grants

Prof. Dr. Thomas Rudel (2019)

Professor Thomas Rudel receives a high-ranking award from the European Research Council. The microbiologist will receive 2.5 million euros for a new project to investigate pathogenic Chlamydia.

Prof. Dr. Martin Eilers (2015)

Professor Martin Eilers researches what proteins are responsible for the development oft neuroblastoma and other tumors of the nervous system. For this, he was awarded an “Advanced Grant” of about 2.5 million euros.

Prof. Dr. Rainer Hedrich (2010)


Conducting research on carnivorous plants as the Chair of Botany I (Plant Physiology and Biophysics), Professor Rainer Hedrich was awarded a 2.5 million euro ERC Advanced Grant. 

ERC Synergy Grants

Prof. Dr. Markus Sauer (2020)

Three experts for super-resolution microscopy jointly want to obtain better images of functioning and pathologically altered nerve cells. The European Research Council ERC is funding them with eleven million euros.  More…


ERC Starting-Grants

Dr. Elmar Wolf (2017)

One specific gene is overexpressed in many human tumors. This particular gene is the center of Elmar Wolf’s research activities. The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded him a "Starting Grant" worth €1.5 million for this purpose.  

Dr. Katrin Paeschke (2014)

Dr. Katrin Paeschke's research focuses on unusual folds in the genome, the so-called G-quadruplex structures. With the funds from her 1.5 million euro ERC Starting Grant, Dr. Paeschke will be able to conduct more extensive research in this field.