Dr. Jonas Kühn, Project RACE-GO, University of Bern, Physics Institute, Department of Space Science and Planetary Sciences (WP) and at NCCR PlanetS. Image: Courtesy of J. Kühn
Astrophysicist Jonas Kühn-s and philosopher Benjamin Matheson’s proposals for European Research Council (ERC) grants have been approved retroactively. As they will carry out their research projects at the University of Bern, instead of receiving funding from the EU, they will be funded by the State Secretariat for Education, Research, and Innovation, SERI.
Dr. Benjamin Matheson, Project Collective Guilt and Shame, University of Bern, Institute of Philosophy. Image: Courtesy of B. Matheson
Like Switzerland, the UK is not currently associated with the EU's Horizon Europe research funding program. As a result, many researchers who were awarded a research grant from the European Research Council (ERC) recently had to forego funding from the ERC: they decided to remain in Switzerland or in the UK. The ERC will now allocate Among them are two researchers who submitted projects at the University of Bern. However, choosing to carry out their research projects at the University of Bern, both researchers have decided to decline the ERC grants.
Jonas Kühn’s and Benjamin Matheson’s projects: