European Research Council (ERC) Grants

The grants of the European Research Council (ERC) are among the most prestigious grants for independent researchers. Due to Switzerland's exclusion from Horizon Europe, researchers in Switzerland are excluded from the calls for ERC Starting Grants, Consolidator Grants and Advanced Grants. The following ERC projects are currently running at the University of Fribourg:

Current ERC Grants

Photonic Structural Materials with Controlled Disorder

Prof. Ullrich Steiner, Adolphe Merkle Institute, received an ERC Advanced Grant to support his work on Photonic Structural Materials with Controlled Disorder.


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Monitoring the melting of Greenland's ice sheet

Dr. Horst Machguth, Department of Geosciences, received an ERC Consolidator Grant for his project on monitoring the melting of Greenland's ice sheet.

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Molecular biophysics of cellular membranes

Prof. Stefano Vanni,Department of Biology,received an ERC Starting Grant for a project on communication between cells.

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Prof. Holger Herz

Influence of power and autonomy in economic decisions

Prof. Holger Herz, Department of Economics,received an ERC Starting Grant to study the influence of power and autonomy in economic decisions.

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Prof. Véronique Dasen

Cultural Fabric of Play and Games in Classical Antiquity

Prof. Véronique DasenDepartment of Archaeology, received an ERC Advanced Grant that supports her work on the Cultural Fabric of Play and Games in Classical Antiquity.

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Prof. Phillip Werner

Nonequilibrium dynamical mean-field theory

Prof. Philipp Werner, Department of Physics, received an ERC Consolidator Grant that allows him to work on Nonequilibrium dynamical mean-field theory.

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