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ERC Starting Grant for Appy Sluijs

Biogeologist Appy Sluijs has been awarded an ERC Starting Grant to study present and past extreme climate transitions. Sluijs is working at Utrecht University and affiliated to the Darwin Center for Biogeosciences.


He received the grant to carry out the project:


From Protist to Proxy: Dinoflagellates as signal carriers for climate and carbon cycling during past and present extreme climate transitions.


The European Research Council (ERC) awarded some €580 million to 427 early career top researchers in its competition for 'Starting Grants'. The Starting grant is meant for early-career top researchers of any nationality and age, with 2-12 years of experience after their PhD. Worth up to € 2 million each, the grants will enable them to carry out their pioneering ideas in any field of research, throughout. In total 25 Dutch researchers from different fields of science received the grant.


More information (in Dutch)