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Two NCN call winners get prestigious grants from the European Research Council.

The European Research Council awards the Consolidator Grants to researchers with 7-12 years of experience since their PhD defence. In 2021, two ERC grants went to researchers working at Polish research centres.

Thanks to ERC funding, Prof. UW Dr hab. Marta Bucholc from the Faculty of Sociology of the University of Warsaw, winner of several NCN grants under SONATA, OPUS and SONATA BIS, will be able to study the impact of international law on abortion law debates in selected countries. Her project is entitled  “Using Human Rights to Change Abortion Law: Involvement Patterns and Argumentative Architectures in the Global Figuration of Human Rights”.

Dr hab. Jarosław Wilczyński from the Institute of Systematics and Evolution of Animals of the Polish Academy of Science will examine sites with large accumulations of mammoth fossils in Central Europe. The ERC will fund his project entitled “Exploring Mammoth Bone Accumulations in Central Europe”. The scientist has previously won three NCN grants: SONATA, SONATA BIS and OPUS.

Overall, in this round, the ERC awarded a total of 630 million euro to 313 projects, which will be carried out in 24 different countries. Additional information can be found on the official website of the agency.

In recent weeks, the ERC has also announced the results of its Starting Grants. We have already reported on the winners of this call in: 10. grant StG ERC and Dobra edycja.