Weizmann Institute of Science tops in obtaining prestigious European research grants

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April 2, 2015 16:52

 
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The Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot has the distinction of having the top score of grants awarded to it by the EU’s European Research Council’s 7th Framework Program.

The institute said on Thursday that between 2007 and 2013, it received such grants for 35 percent of its grans proposals, getting the top score among all the top European research institutes and universities.

This figure is in comparison to the average among other Israeli research institutes and universities of 18% and of all ERC proposals of only 10%. In absolute numbers of grants – a metric that puts the institute in direct competition with much larger institutions – the Weizmann Institute was number six, with a total of 82 grants worth nearly €150 million.

These figures were recently published by the ERC Scientific Council in its 2014 annual report on activities and achievements. Under the 7th Framework Program, the ERC awarded grants to researchers in almost 600 research entities from 30 different counties.

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