European Research Council (ERC) Grants

ERC Grants represent the most prestigious European grants to individual researchers. The most talented young researchers can be awarded a Starting Grant or a Consolidator Grant while well-established researchers can receive an Advanced Grant. The ERC only supports ground-breaking projects and the most creative researchers.

Several researchers at the University of Fribourg have received these awards from the European Research Council (ERC).

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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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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Philippe Cudré-Mauroux

Big Data application

Prof. Philippe Cudré-Mauroux, Department of Informatics received an ERC Consolidator Grant to support his work in the field of Big Data application.

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Prof. Björn Rasch

Sleep and Sleep disorder

Prof. Björn Rasch, Department of Psychology, received an ERC Starting Grant that will allow him to continue his research in the field of Sleep and Sleep disorder.

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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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Philipp 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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