Baden-Württemberg is top in EU research funding

With 18 of 52 Consolidator Grants, Baden-Württemberg is the most successful country in the EU Research Council's Europe-wide competition.This is clear evidence of the excellence and innovative power of the researchers and of the best research conditions in the state.

The result puts the state at the top of the German states, well ahead of Bavaria (twelve) and North Rhine-Westphalia (seven). Consolidator Grants offer outstanding scientists the opportunity to raise up to two million euros for a research project lasting up to five years.

18 applications from universities and research institutions in Baden-Württemberg were successful in the sixth call for proposals of this funding line in the EU programme for research and innovation "Horizon 2020" (2014-2020). The following institutions have applied for Consolidator Grants:

European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) – 4 Grants

University of Freiburg – 2 Grants

Heidelberg University – 2 Grants

University of Mannheim – 2 Grants

University of Tübingen – 2 Grants

Ulm University – 2 Grants

University of Konstanz – 1 Grant

University of Stuttgart – 1 Grant

Friedrich Miescher Laboratory of the Max Planck Society – 1 Grant

The research topics of the grants are eight in the life sciences, three in the natural and engineering sciences and seven in the social sciences. The awarding of ERC grants in various categories now sets the standards for research excellence in Europe.

For further information please visit the website of the European Research Council.


Photo: Heidelberg University