News from ISGlobal
The European Research Council (ERC), a body created to encourage quality research throughout Europe based on scientific excellence, has awarded a Consolidator Grant to Joan Ballester, a researcher at the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal). Worth two million euro, the grant will fund the EARLY ADAPT (Signs of Early Adaptation to Climate Change) project over the coming five years. This study was designed to investigate how the European population is adapting to the public health challenges triggered by climate change.
The primary purpose of ERC Consolidator Grants is to support excellent researchers at a point in their professional careers when they are building up their own teams or research programmes. Applicants must demonstrate that their scientific proposal is ground-breaking, ambitious and daring, as well as viable. Ballester’s project, notable because of its transdisciplinary nature, was one of the 78 proposals selected from 670 applications submitted in the domain of Social Sciences and Humanities.