Eight researchers at Utrecht University have been awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant of 1.5 to 2 million euros. The recipients are Christian Lange, Dirk van Miert and Ingrid Robeyn from the Faculty of Humanities, Rembert Duine, Friedrich Förster and Nathaniel Martin from the Faculty of Science, Cristina Grasseni from the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences and Jeroen Sluijter from the University Medical Center Utrecht. ERC Consolidator Grants are designed to enable excellent researchers to set up and develop their own line of research over a five-year period.
A total of 29 grants were awarded to researchers at Dutch universities. This means that the Netherlands comes fourth in the number of awards, after the United Kingdom, Germany and France. In all, 2274 European researchers submitted proposals for an ERC Consolidator Grant. The 314 awards represent an allocation rate of less than 14%. The Utrecht researchers who have received an ERC Consolidator Grant are listed below in alphabetical order.