Tuesday, 9 February 2010

A Closer Look at ERC Award Figures

I had a look at the ERC awards page yesterday. It made interesting reading. In the three rounds they have stats for (two Starting Researcher, one Advanced), there were 136 Fellowships based at UK universities. 70% of these were at Russell Group universities, 14% went to 94 Group universities, 7% went to small specialist centres (such as MRC institutes or Cancer Research centres), leaving the remaining 9% (or 12 awards) to be split between the 100 or so other universities in the UK, including Strathclyde and Portsmouth, who have a respectable 2 a piece.
I'll have a pint of whatever they're drinking...

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