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

New ERC Starting Grants from the European Research Council

In accordance with the recent publication from the European Commission (22 November 2022):

Lena van Giesen, an associate professor at the Department of Biology, Faculty of Natural Sciences, has been awarded an ERC Starting Grant to study larval development of the coral Lophelia pertusa as well as its environment. Read more in Norwegian SciTech News.

Trine Moholdt, a researcher at the Department of Circulation and Medical Imaging, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, has been awarded an ERC Starting Grant to study how exercise impacts breast milk composition. Read more in Norwegian SciTech News.

Researchers that have received ERC Grants

NTNU researchers that have received

  • ERC Starting Grant
  • ERC Consolidator Grant
  • ERC Advanced Grant
  • ERC Proof of Concept
  • ERC Synergy Grant

ERC Starting Grant

ERC Starting Grant

ERC Starting Grant row 1

Jason Hearst, photo.

Jason Hearst

GLITR – Breaking through: The Impact of Turbulence on the Gas-Liquid Interface

ERC Starting Grant – ID 101041000

Marius Korsnes, photo.

Marius Korsnes

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

ERC Starting Grant – ID 101041995

May-Britt Tessem, photo.

May-Britt Tessem

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

ERC Starting Grant – ID 758306

ERC Starting Grant row 2

Jan Torgersen, photo.

Jan Torgersen

ELECTRODE – Exploring the Limits of Mass Transport in Electro-Chemical Energy Converters ThRough uncOnstrained Design and Interface Engineering

ERC Starting Grant – ID 949807

Francesca Verones, photo.

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

Jonathan Whitlock, photo.

Jonathan Whitlock

RAT MIRROR CELL – Deconstructing action planning and action observation in parietal circuits in rats

ERC Starting Grant – ID 335328

ERC Starting Grant row 3

Nicholas Worth, photo.

Nicholas Worth

TAIAC – Breaking the paradigm: A new approach to understanding and controlling combustion instabilities

ERC Starting Grant – ID 677931

Emre Yaksi, photo.

Emre Yaksi

CHEMOSENSORYCIRCUITS – Function of Chemosensory Circuits

ERC Starting Grant – ID 335561


ERC Consolidator Grant

ERC Consolidator Grant

ERC Consolidator Grant row 1

Charles Butcher, photo.

Charles Butcher

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

ERC Consolidator Grant – ID 101045180

Christian Doeller, photo.

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

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

ERC Consolidator Grant row 2

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

Manuel Linares, photo.

Manuel Linares

LOVE-NEST – Looking for Super-Massive Neutron Stars

ERC Consolidator Grant – ID 10112352

ERC Consolidator Grant row 3

Dennis Meier, photo.

Dennis Meier

ATRONICS – Creating building blocks for atomic-scale electronics

ERC Consolidator Grant – ID 863691




ERC Advanced Grant

ERC Advanced Grant

ERC Advanced Grant row 1

Arne Brataas, photo.

Arne Brataas

INSULATRONICS – Controlling Electric Signals with Insulating Antiferromagnets and Insulating Ferromagnets

ERC Advanced Grant – ID 669442

Henrik Koch, photo.

Henrik Koch

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

ERC Advanced Grant – ID 101020016

Edvard Moser, photo.

Edvard Moser

CIRCUIT – Neural circuits for space representation in the mammalian cortex

ERC Advanced Grant – ID 232608


GRIDCODE – Cortical maps for space

ERC Advanced Grant – ID 338865

ERC Advanced Grant row 2

May-Britt Moser, photo.

May-Britt Moser

ENSEMBLE – Neural mechanisms for memory retrieval

ERC Advanced Grant – ID 268598

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

STOCHPOP – Stochastic Population Biology in a Fluctuating Environment

ERC Advanced Grant – ID 268562

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 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


See also

See also

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

NTNU Horizon 2020

NTNU Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions PF

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

NTNU Charter & Code

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