UK-based researchers are top of the league in the European Research Council’s (ERC) latest round of mid-career consolidator grants. 58 researchers working in UK institutions will each receive up to €2 million (£1.7m) to set up their own teams and pursue ground-breaking ideas. Germany is in second place with 48 successful applicants.

The funding has been awarded for a wide range of disciplines from physical sciences and engineering to life sciences, social sciences and humanities.

An independent study released in July 2016 showed that over 70% of EU-funded ERC projects have made scientific breakthroughs or major advances.

More information about EU research funding on the website