ERC Advanced Grant to Sergei Scherbov
Sergei Scherbov has won a grant from the European Research Council to explore population aging and its impacts on Europe and beyond. The grant, which goes to IIASA’s World Population Program, is the 6th ERC grant won by a researcher at the Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital – more than any other European research group of a comparable size.
Under the new ERC grant, Scherbov and colleagues will develop new ways to measure aging that more accurately represent the real world. The researchers also aim to model how life expectancy will evolve in the future. more
ERC Grant to Wolfgang Lutz
ERC-PoC FUTURE MARKETS: Demography-Based Market Forecasting Tools
Wolfgang Lutz, researcher at the Vienna University of Economics and Business and Wittgenstein Award laureate, was the first German-speaking social scientist to receive the prestigious ERC (European Research Council) Advanced Investigator Grant for his research project “Forecasting societies’ adaptive capacity to climate change” in 2008. Now he gets additional funding from the ERC in the form of a “Proof of Concept” grant, the only one given to Austria in this round.
This new ERC funding initiative offers up to € 150,000 to researchers all across Europe who have already been awarded an ERC grant. The objective is to support them in sounding out the market potential of their ERC-funded basic research results and to thus propel innovations.
Wolfgang Lutz and Samir K.C.
Wittgenstein Award 2010 goes to Wolfgang Lutz
Press coverage here
Der Langlebigkeit auf der Spur - der Standard
12 Milliarden Menschen bis 2100 - orf.at
"Karlheinz Töchterle: Demografie hat sich zu Stärkefeld der heimischen Wissenschaft entwickelt" - BMWF
"Proof of Concept": Wiener Demograph erneut gefördert" - der Standard
"Weitere ERC Förderung für Wolfgang Lutz" - APA
Demographie und Humankapital – Wegweiser für die Zukunft! - IV Futurelab
Die Basis aller Entwicklungen - der Standard
EPC 2012 Stockholm
"Best Poster Award" for "Religious demography of emerging economies. Age structures and fertility in the BRIC countries and the global religious consequences of their economic growth" by Marcin Stonawski (IIASA and Cracow University of Economics), Vegard Skirbekk, (IIASA), Michaela Potancokova (VID); Conrad Hackett (Pew Research Center) and Brian J. Grim (Pew Research Center and Boston University)
PAA 2012 San Francisco
Pictured from left to right: Barney Cohen, Cass Dorius, winner Jana Vobecka,
Graziella Caselli, Steven Haas, and Terry Hull