New ERC Grant Success for the Universities of Leeds and York
On 10 December 2019, researchers from the Universities of Leeds and York were announced as being amongst the 301 recipents of the European Research Council (ERC)’s latest round of Consolidator Grant funding. A total of €600 million is expected to be awarded, as part of the flagship Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.
From the University of Leeds, two researchers were awarded funding: Professor Katie Field for new research into plant-Mucoromycotina fine root endophyte interactions, entitled ‘A Mycorrhizal Revolution: The role of diverse symbiotic fungi in modern terrestrial ecosystems (MYCOREV), and Professor Andrew Hooper for his ‘Forecasting volcanic using deep learning’ (DEEPVOLC) project.
At the University of York, Dr Kirsty Penkman’s proposal ‘Bridging Europe: A Quaternary Timescale For The Expansion And Evolution of Humans’ (EQUATE) was successful. The ERC received 2,453 proposals for this call; institutions from the UK received the second-most number of grants (50), behind only Germany (52).
For the ERC’s press release, click here.
For the full list of winners, click here.