ERC grants were established by the European Union to promote excellence in research in Europe. Excellent researchers can receive grants for their ground-breaking research.
Since the establishment of the ERC grants by the European Research Council in 2007, six ERC Starting Grants and eight ERC Advanced Grants have been awarded to Wageningen researchers. The ERC Consolidator Grant was established in 2013. Four of these have since been awarded to researchers from Wageningen.