European Research Council grants

ERC grants are high-profile grants awarded by the European Research Council to single researchers in order to fund a fundamental research project of their choosing.

The European Research Council (ERC) has three core grant schemes:

  • ERC Starting Grant, for scientists at the beginning of their career;
  • ERC Consolidator Grant, for scientists who want to establish a research team and develop a success career;
  • et les ERC Advanced Grant, for experienced scientists who want to pursue a ground-breaking, high-risk project.
ULB is home to 35 current or former ERC grant laureates:
16 ERC Starting Grant, 10 ERC Consolidator Grant
and 9 ERC Advanced Grant
ERC Starting

Nathan Goldman
Starting Grant 2016
Faculty of Sciences
TopoCold

François Leo
Starting Grant 2017
Brussels School of Engineering
QuadraComb

Alessandro Parente
Starting Grant 2016
Brussels School of Engineering
VADEMECOM

Birgit Ricquier
Starting Grant 2018
Faculty of Philosophy
and Social Sciences
BANTURIVERS

Hennie Valkenier-van Dijk
Starting Grant 2018
Brussels School of Engineering
ORGANITRA
ERC Consolidator

Mauro Birattari
Consolidator Grant 2016
Brussels School of Engineering
DEMIURGE

Cédric Blanpain,
Consolidator Grant 2013
Faculty of Medicine
EXPAND

Portrait de Christophe Collette
Christophe Collette
Consolidator Grant 2019
Brussels School of Engineering
SILENT

Joel Fine
Consolidator Grant 2015
Faculty of Sciences
SymplecticEinstein

Samuel Fiorini
Consolidator Grant 2013
Faculty of Sciences
ForEFront

Portrait d'Abel Garcia-Pino
Abel Garcia-Pino

Consolidator Grant 2019
Faculty of Sciences
DiStRes

Portrait d'Antoine Gloria
Antoine Gloria

Consolidator Grant 2019
Faculty of Sciences
COR-RAND

Esteban Gurzov
Consolidator Grant 2017
Faculty of Medicine
METAPTPs

Jean-Benoit Pilet
Consolidator Grant 2017
Faculty of Philosophy
and Social Sciences
CureOrCurse

Portrait de Benoit Vanhollebeke
Benoit Vanhollebeke

Consolidator Grant 2019
Faculty of Sciences
Ctrl-BBB
ERC Advanced

Axel Cleeremans
Advanced Grant 2013
Faculty of Psychology
and Education
RADICAL

Cathy Clerbaux
Advanced Grant 2017
Faculty of Sciences
IASI-FT

Marc Henneaux
Advanced Grant 2016
Faculty of Sciences
High-Spin Grav

Patrick Legros
Advanced Grant 2014
Solvay Brussels School of
Economics & Management
OIO

Etienne Pays
Advanced Grant 2015
Faculty of Sciences
APOLS

Portrait de Paola Conconi
Paola Concini

Advanced Grant 2019
Solvay Brussels School of
Economics & Management
TRASC

Completed projects

Cédric Blanpain
Starting Grant 2007
Faculty of Medicine
CANCERSTEM

Frédéric Bourgeois
Starting Grant 2009
Faculty of Sciences
CONTACTMATH

Laurent Bouton
Starting Grant 2015
Solvay Brussels School of
Economics & Management
PEMP

Estelle Cantillon
Starting Grant 2007
Solvay Brussels School of
Economics & Management
MADEM

Geoffrey Compère
Starting Grant 2013
Faculty of Sciences
HoloBHC

Bram De Rock
Starting Grant 2010
Solvay Brussels School of
Economics & Management
RPH

Marco Dorigo
Advanced Grant 2010
Brussels School of Engineering
E-SWARM

Antoine Gloria
Starting Grant 2013
Faculty of Sciences
QUANTHOM

Marc Henneaux
Advanced Grant 2010
Faculty of Sciences
Sydugram

Dirk Jacobs
Starting Grant 2011
Faculty of Philosophy
and Social Sciences
EQUOP

Justine Lacroix
Starting Grant 2010
Faculty of Philosophy
and Social Sciences
RESIST

Jean-François Raskin
Starting Grant 2011
Faculty of Sciences
inVEST

Pierre Vanderhaeghen
Advanced Grant 2013
Faculty of Medicine
GENDEVOCORTEX

Vinciane Debaille
Starting Grant 2013
Faculty of Sciences
IsoSyC

ULB is also involved in the following projects:

  • CROSSROAD: Olivier Gosselain (Centre d'Anthropologie culturelle, Faculty of Philosophy and Social sciences) is associated to this project, conducted by the 'University of East Anglia. The project aims to study the 'empires' of West Africa between 1200 and 1850 AD;
  • KONGOKING: Pierre De Mare t(Centre d'Anthropologie culturelle, Faculty of Philosophy and Social sciences) is associated to this project, conducted by University of Ghent. The research will focus on the origins, early history and development of the Kongo kingdom, from onwards 1500.
If you are a researcher and would like to conduct research at ULB with an ERC grant, please contact the "Europe reserach unit" of the Research Department:
ulb-europe@ulb.ac.be

 
Updated on December 16, 2019