Funding for cutting edge research

Funding for cutting edge research

Physics modelling using video data, new statistical methods to open up insights into complex systems, and help for people with Parkinson’s disease with the aid of machine learning: The European Research Council (ERC) has announced support for frontier research projects at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in the form of two richly endowed Advanced grants and one Proof of Concept grant.

Researchers at TUM have been selected for a total of 124 ERC grants over the years. These prestigious grants are awarded annually in a number of categories. Advanced Grants, which are set aside for established, leading scientists with a track record of significant research achievements over the past 10 years, come with up to 2.5 million euros in funding.

Proof of Concept Grants are awarded to scientists who wish to explore the potential of their ERC research projects to generate marketable innovations. As an entrepreneurial university, TUM treats this aspect of research as a top priority and provides targeted support for the start-up projects of its students and researchers.

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Source: “ERC provides funding for cutting edge research”, Technical University of Munich