The presentation compares the key results of ERC Grants since 2014. Drawing upon the ERC reports and statistics, the presentation analyses crucial aspects such as the success rate by type of grant and scientific field, the gender and geographical distribution of grantees. Other factors, such as budget limitations and grantees mobility, are also taken account.
The results of the Advanced Grants (AdG) 2017 (published in April 2018) are also explored, with a focus on the performance of Italy. The Italian research system is not highly attractive: no foreign ERC grantee will develop his/her research project in Italy, while only 11 out of a total 16 AdG Italian grantees will work in an Italian University/research center. Therefore, more than 30% of Italian grantees chose a foreign institution.
Full version of the ERC annual report 2017 available here
See the Advanced Grants statistics for the year 2017