The department of criminology currently hosts 3 researchers with prestigious Grants of the European Research Coucil (ERC).
- Jean-Louis van Gelder: Project “CRIMETIME - How short-term mindsets encourage crime and how the future self can prevent it” - ERC Consolidator Grant 772911, Start date 1 April 2018, End date 31 March 2024
- Isabel Thielmann: Project KNOW-THYSELF – Increasing Self-Knowledge to Promote Moral Behavior - ERC Starting Grant 101039433, Start date 1 November 2022 , End date 31 October 2027
- Hannes Rusch: Project MANUNKIND – Determinants and Dynamics of Collaborative Exploitation - ERC Starting Grant 101040002, Start date 1 December 2022, End date 30 November 2027
The ERC Consolidator Grants support excellent researchers whose independent research group is in its consolidation phase. They are granted to researchers with 7-12 years of experience since completion of PhD, a scientific track record showing great promise and an excellent research proposal. They provide financing of up to 2 million euro.
Talented young researchers at the start of their independent careers are the target group for ERC Starting Grants. They are granted to scientists with 2-7 years of experience since completion of PhD who have already produced excellent supervised work, are ready to work independently and show potential to be a research leader. Up to 1.5 million euro can be awarded.
The applicants’ success rate in both competitions is estimated at under 15%.