In its sixth 2013 Advanced Grant competition the European Research Council is awarding 13 research groups of Spain, 6 of them belonging to the catalan research system. Despite in absolute terms it is not a high figure (it represents a 2.1% of the total number of grants), in relation to population size (number of grants per million of inhabitants), Catalonia is in the 9th position, near to Denmark, Sweden and Belgium, and over France, Germany and Spain.
The awarded investigators from the catalan research system are:
Eduard Batlle (IRB). ICREA. Life Sciences
Jordi Galí (CREI). Social Sciences and Humanities
Maciej Lewenstein (ICFO). ICREA. Physical Sciences and Engineering
José Remesal (UB). Social Sciences and Humanities
Jan Eeckhout (UPF). ICREA. Social Sciences and Humanities
Paul Verschure (UPF). ICREA. Physical Sciences and Engineering