ERC Grants

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ERC Grants

Several outstanding researchers at NTNU have received grants from the European Research Council (ERC).

The award of a grant from ERC is the most prestigious funding a researcher can receive.


  • New ERC Grants from the European Council
  • Ongoing ERC projects sorted on grant
  • Finished ERC projects sorted on grant

New ERC Grants

New ERC Grants from the European Research Council

In accordance with the publication from the European Commission as of 26 October 2023:

James R. Dawson and research group have been awarded ERC Synergy Grant for the project Hydrogen under pressure, on how to decarbonize large-scale power generation and aviation. Read more in Norwegian SciTech News.

In accordance with the publication from the European Commission as of 26 October 2023:

Thorsten Hamman and research group have been awarded ERC Synergy Grant for the project HYDROSENSING, on how plants cope with drought. Read more in Norwegian SciTech News.

Ongoing ERC projects

Ongoing ERC projects

ERC Advanced Grant

ERC Advanced Grant

ERC Advanced Grant row 1

Henrik Koch, photo.

Henrik Koch

QuantumLight – Coupled cluster theory for polaritons: changing molecular properties with quantum light

ERC Advanced Grant – ID 101020016

Kristin Ytterstad Pettersen, photo.

Kristin Ytterstad Pettersen

CREME – Control of light vehicle-manipulator systems

ERC Advanced Grant – ID 101017697

Bernt-Erik Sæther, photo

Bernt-Erik Sæther

EcoEvoRescue – Eco-Evolutionary Rescue of Fragmented Populations

ERC Advanced Grant – ID 101095997

ERC Consolidator Grant

ERC Consolidator Grant

ERC Consolidator Grant row 1

Hans Bihs, photo

Hans Bihs

Partres – Particle Resolving Fluid-Sediment Interaction

ERC Consolidator Grant – ID 101045646

Charles Butcher, photo.

Charles Butcher

LEGACIES – Understanding how historical states have shaped modern institutions and dissent

ERC Consolidator Grant – ID 101045180



ERC Consolidator Grant row 2

Simen Andreas Ådnøy Ellingsen, photo.

Simen Andreas Ådnøy Ellingsen

WaTurSheD – Small Flows with Big Consequences: Wave-, Turbulence- and Shear current-Driven mixing under a water surface

ERC Consolidator Grant – ID 101045299

Andrew Foote, photo.

Andrew Foote

EXPLOAD – EXamining how Past demography affects genetic LOad using Ancient DNA

ERC Consolidator Grant – ID 101045346

Fredrik Jutfelt, photo.

Fredrik Jutfelt

CLIMEVOLVE – Evolution and mechanisms of thermal performance – answers through artificial selection in zebrafish

ERC Consolidator Grant – ID 10113026

ERC Consolidator Grant row 3

Manuel Linares, photo.

Manuel Linares

LOVE-NEST – Looking for Super-Massive Neutron Stars

ERC Consolidator Grant – ID 10112352

Dennis Meier, photo.

Dennis Meier

ATRONICS – Creating building blocks for atomic-scale electronics

ERC Consolidator Grant – ID 863691



ERC Proof of Concept

ERC Proof of Concept

ERC Proof of Concept row 1

May-Britt Tessem, photo.

May-Britt Tessem

ARTS – Precision tissue biobanking made easy

ERC Proof of Concept – ID 101082300



ERC Starting Grant

ERC Starting Grant

ERC Starting Grant row 1


Madeleine Dungy

Madeleine Dungy

InternalFortress – Internal Fortress: Regulating European Freedom of Movement within the Nation-State, 1950-1980

ERC Starting Grant – ID 101116211

Lena van Giesen

Lena van Giesen

Making a choice for life – Cellular and molecular basis of coral larvae settlement and metamorphosis

ERC Starting Grant – ID 101076516

Marius Korsnes

Marius Korsnes

MidWay – A Middle Way? Probing Sufficiency through Meat and Milk in China

ERC Starting Grant – ID 101041995

ERC Starting Grant row 2


Trine Moholdt

Trine Moholdt

ExMilk – Exercised  breastmilk: a kick-start for childhood obesity prevention

ERC Starting Grant – ID 101075421

May-Britt Tessem

May-Britt Tessem

ProstOmics – 'Tissue is the issue': a multi-omics approach to improve prostate cancer diagnosis

ERC Starting Grant – ID 758306 

Francesca Verones

Francesca Verones

ATLANTIS – Whales, waste and sea walnuts: incorporating human impacts on the marine ecosystem within life cycle impact assessment

ERC Starting Grant – ID 850717

ERC Starting Grant row 3

Øivind Wilhelmsen

Øivind Wilhelmsen

InterLab – Unraveling the fundamentals of transport across the vapor-liquid interface

ERC Starting Grant – ID 101115669



ERC Synergy Grant

ERC Synergy Grant

ERC Synergy Grant row 1

James Barrett, photo.

James Barrett

4-OCEANS – Human History of Marine Life: Extraction, Knowledge, Drivers Consumption of Marine Resources, c.100 BCE to c.1860 CE

ERC Synergy Grant – ID 951649

Edvard Moser, photo.

Edvard Moser

KiloNeurons – Populations Codes for Space in the Mammalian Cortex

ERC Synergy Grant – ID 951319


Finished projects row 1

Finished ERC projects

ERC Advanced Grant

  • Arne Brataas – INSULATRONICS – Controlling Electric Signals with Insulating Antiferromagnets and Insulating Ferromagnets – ERC Advanced Grant – ID 669442
  • Edvard Moser – CIRCUIT – Neural circuits for space representation in the mammalian cortex – ERC Advanced Grant – ID 232608 and GRIDCODE – Cortical maps for space – ERC Advanced Grant – ID 338865
  • Bernt-Erik Sæther – STOCHPOP – Stochastic Population Biology in a Fluctuating Environment – ERC Advanced Grant – ID 268562

ERC Consolidator Grant

  • Christian Doeller – GEOCOG – Cognitive Geometry: Deciphering neural concept spaces and engineering knowledge to empower smart brains in a smart society – ERC Consolidator Grant – ID 724836

ERC Starting Grant

  • Jonathan Whitlock – RAT MIRROR CELL – Deconstructing action planning and action observation in parietal circuits in rats – ERC Starting Grant – ID 335328
  • Nicholas Worth – TAIAC – Breaking the paradigm: A new approach to understanding and controlling combustion instabilities –  ERC Starting Grant – ID 677931

Transferred projects

Number of ERC projects transferred to another institution during the project period: 2.

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See also

See also

NTNU Horizon Europe – with information about NTNU’s support for researchers interested in participating in the EU Framework Programmes.

NTNU Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions PF

EIT KIC, where NTNU participates in Climate-KIC – InnoEnergy – Raw Materials

NTNU Charter & Code