NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The European Research Council plans to award around €683 million ($833 million) in 2013 to fund life sciences research projects across Europe, ERC said this week.

The most recent life sciences funding call from ERC, which was launched in 2007 as the first pan-European scientific research funding body, will make up about 39 percent of the ERC's total of €1.75 billion for research funding for next year.

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