ERC Turkiye
  22 November 2022

The ERC - European Research Council funds creative researchers of any nationality and age, to run frontier projects across Europe. 

4 researchers in Turkiye have been selected for funding with a total budget of 7 Million EUR in the ERC-2022-StG call under the Horizon Europe Programme. 

Among these researcher Dr. Elif Nur Fırat KARALAR is the first double grantee in Turkiye in life sciences domain. Her first ERC project was  CentSatRegFunc. Also Dr. Erkan AYDIN is the first researcher to be awarded by writing a project proposal from abroad with a host institution in Turkiye. 

We congratulate our eminent researchers and their host institutions. 

Dr. Erkan AYDIN
ERC 2022 Starting Grant 
Host Institution: Koç University
Project title: INPERSPACE: Ultra-efficient and stable perovskite tandem solar cells for extreme conditions in space
Project Budget: 2.5 Million EUR

Dr. Selim Erdem AYTAÇ
ERC 2022 Starting Grant 
Host Institution: Koç University
Project title: DEPOLARIZE: Affective Polarization and Democratic Attitudes
Project Budget: 1.5 Million EUR