The European Research Council (ERC) has announced the winners of its starting grants. The grants provide support of up to €1.5 million (approximately $1.75 million) for a five-year period and are awarded to early-career researchers who have “already produced excellent supervised work” and are “ready to work independently” and show “potential to be a research leader.”
Among the 403 grant winners are four philosophers.* They are:
- Kristien Hens, visiting professor of philosophy at the University of Antwerp, for the project, “Epigenetics, Experience and Responsibility: Implications for neurodevelopmental disorders”
- Andrea Sangiacomo, assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Groningen, for the project “The normalisation of natural philosophy: how teaching practices shaped the evolution of early modern science”
- Johannes Stern, Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research Fellow in philosophy at the University of Bristol, for the project “Truth and Semantics”
- Tomasz Żuradzki, assistant professor at the Jagiellonian University Institute of Philosophy, for the project “Deep uncertainties in bioethics: genetic research, preventive medicine, reproductive decisions”
The complete list of winners is here.
(via Martin Lenz)
* The original version of this post did not include Professor Hens among the grant winners. I apologize for this oversight.