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The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded its Advanced Grants for ground-breaking research. ERC Advanced Grants are awarded to established researchers with a considerable academic track record. The grants are awarded for a five-year period and are usually worth up to €2.5 million.

France obtained 25 winners this year, including 2 at the University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines. Jean-Paul Vanderlinden, with his preject PREFER (Deciphering the lay ethics of terminal risks: local terminal risks as PRoxiEs For Existential Risks), is among this year’s recipients.