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European Research Council awards Giles Gardam a Starting Grant

Prof. Dr. Giles Gardam from the Mathematical Institute at Münster University is awarded an “ERC Starting Grant” by the European Research Council (ERC). The grant is considered particularly prestigious and is endowed with 1.2 million euros.

Excellent research

Over 600 professors and more than 5.000 academic employees research and teach within 15 faculties. The Clusters of Excellence "Religion and Politics" and "Mathematics Münster" bring researchers together from different faculties and sub-disciplines of the University. Aside from these, the University of Münster supports cutting-edge research in a number of internationally renowned fields, such as medicine, chemistry, physics and battery reserach as well as evolutionary science.

Prizes and awards
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Prizes and awards

The University of Münster is home to ten Leibniz Prize winners. The University's excellent research quality is further underscored by twenty ERC Grants (Starting, Consolidator and Advanced) and six Max Planck Research Awards. The University also confers its own highly lucrative awards for outstanding achievement in research, teaching and academics.

Research funding
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Support for our researchers

You have a promising, clearly defined scientific goal, and competent partners have been found. Yet that alone does not guarantee success. Finding the right funding programmes and tapping these through cleverly crafted applications is an essential step in the process. The administration of the University of Münster provides researchers with sound, reliable advice and support.

Junior researchers
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Supporting junior researchers

Münster University supports its junior academics as much as it can. Once a supervisor has been found for a doctoral thesis the next step is to apply to the University and enrol. Research Training Groups and funding programmes can help to finance the time when the thesis is being written.