10 years of the European Research Council (ERC) Excellence programme

The 10th anniversary of the European Research Council and research grant awardees from Université de Rennes 1 in the spotlight

10th anniversary of the European Research Council, Rennes 1 grant awardees

Over the last 10 years, the European Research Council (ERC) has been awarding long-term grants to researchers of any age and nationality, from anywhere in the world and in any field who wish to carry out their cutting-edge research in a host organisation based in Europe. The ERC puts particular emphasis on funding for projects which cross disciplinary boundaries, address new and emerging fields and introduce unconventional and innovative approaches. Selection is solely on the basis of scientific excellence.

There are 3 core funding schemes according to the career development of the researcher:

These grants are generally awarded for a period of 5 years. The ERC grantees can apply for additional funding, the Proof of Concept Grant, which is devoted to researchers wanting to explore the commercial or societal potential of their results.

In Rennes, the European projects plateform of the Université Bretagne Loire (UBL) provides potential applicants with information about the ERC call for proposals procedure and provides support for the lecturer-researchers employed by the universities or schools which make up the UBL. Researchers employed by research bodies such as the CNRS, Inria and INRA are supported by structures and services devoted to these organisations.

ERC grant awardees from Université de Rennes 1

Isabelle Cantat, physicist

Damien Coudreuse, biologist

Stéphanie Delaune, computer scientist and cryptologist

Guillaume Dupont-Nivet, geologist

Erwan Faou, mathematician

Rémi Gribonval, computer scientist

Christine Guillemot, computer scientist

Hervé Jégou, computer scientist

Anne-Marie kermarrec, computer scientist

Tanguy Le Borgne, hydrogeologist

Fabrice Pointillart, chemist

Tanguy Rouxel, researcher in mechanics

André Seznec, computer scientist

Ian Sims, astrochemist

Interviews with the ERC grant awardees in French can be found on the Université de Rennes 1 website.