The announcement from the ERC is the following:

“With overall 3673 applications, the response to this Consolidator Grant Call was very high. At the same time, our evaluation panels praise the generally high quality of the proposals they received. This is very encouraging for the ERC and for our effort to address the continuing needs of the scientific community and European society at large.

The pertinent evaluation panel very much appreciated the opportunity to examine the outstanding proposal that you submitted. Its members carefully assessed the individual reviews in joint discussion before reaching their decision.

I am very pleased to inform you that the Panel has recommended your proposal for funding at a sufficiently high position on the rank list, which is expected to allow actual funding. I offer you my warmest congratulations for this success.”