University of Warsaw European Research Council Grants

European Research Council Grants

Among projects financed as part of the European or international programmes, particularly interesting are prestigious grants of the European Research Council:  Starting Grants, Advanced Grants, Consolidator Grants as well as Proof of Concept Grants. The subsidy is awarded as part of the IDEAS programme, supporting the most innovative ventures in all fields of the science.


Since 2007, scholars from UW have received 14 of the 34 grants given to Polish institutions from the most prestigious European competitions of the European Research Council.
Prof. Piotr Sankowski, Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics

2010 – Starting Grant, 1 mln euro, project: Practical Approximation Algorithms
2015 – Proof of Concept, 150 000 euro, project: Practical Approximation Algorithms

2017 – Consolidator Grant, 1.5 mln euro, project: Towards Unification of Algorithmic Tools”, in short, TUgbOAT

Dr. Artur Obłuski, Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology

2017– Starting Grant, project: UMMA – Urban Metamorphosis of the community of a Medieval African capital city

Dr. Marcin Pilipczuk, Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics

2016 – Starting Grant, 1.2 mln euro, project: Cuts and decompositions: algorithms and combinatorial properties

Prof. Katarzyna Marciniak, Faculty of “Artes Liberales”

2015 – Consolidator Grant, 1.5 mln euro, project: Our Mythical Childhood… The Reception of Classical Antiquity in Children’s and Young Adults’ Culture in Response to Regional and Global Challenges

Dr. Marek Cygan, Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics

2015 – Starting Grant, 1.4 mln euro, project: Technology transfer between modern algorithmic paradigms

Dr. Piotr Sułkowski, Faculty of Physics

2013 – Starting Grant, 1.35 mln euro, project: Quantum fields and knot homologies

Dr. Justyna Olko-Bajer, Faculty of “Artes Liberales”

2012 – Starting Grant, 1.32 mln euro, project: Europe and America in contact: a multidisciplinary study of cross-cultural transfer in the New World across time

Dr. Natalia Letki-Garner, Faculty of Philosophy and Sociology

2009 – Starting Grant, 1.73 mln euro, project: Public goods through private eyes. Exploring citizens’ attitudes to public goods and the state in Central Eastern Europe

Prof. Mikołaj Bojańczyk, Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics

2009 – Starting Grant, 0.8 mln euro, project: Expressive power of tree logics
2015 – Consolidator Grant, 1.7 mln europroject: A unified theory of finite-state recognisability

Prof. Andrzej Udalski, Faculty of Physics – Astronomical Observatory

2009 – Advanced Grant, 2.5 mln euro, project: Optical Gravitational Lensing Experiment: New Frontiers in Observational Astronomy

Prof. Stefan Dziembowski, Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics

2007 – Starting Grant, 0.87 mln euro, project: Cryptography on non-trusted machines

The University of Warsaw participated also in 2 projects financed by the ERC as an institutional partner: