Prestigious ERC grant for Leon de Windt

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM (01-09-2012) - Prof. Leon de Windt is the recipient of a prestigious grant of the European Research Council (ERC). ERC Consolidator Grants are designed to support researchers at the stage at which they are consolidating their own independent research team or program. The scheme will strengthen independent and excellent new individual research teams that have been recently created. Applicants for the ERC Consolidator Grants - called Principal Investigators (PI) - must have already shown the potential for research independence and evidence of scientific maturity. Applicants should also be able to demonstrate a promising track-record of early achievements appropriate to their research field and career stage, including significant publications (as main author) in major international peer-reviewed multidisciplinary scientific journals, or in the leading international peer-reviewed journals of their respective field. They may also demonstrate a record of invited presentations in well-established international conferences, granted patents, awards, prizes etc.