The Hungarian National Research, Development and Innovation Office (NKFIH) has announced the eight winners of this year’s applications for the Frontline – Research Excellence Program. Six of these are projects led by an ELKH researcher, while the total value of the grants awarded exceeds HUF 1.6 billion.

The Frontline – Research Excellence Program provides up to five years of support to first class researchers in the most dynamic creative phase and who wish to carry out cutting-edge international research at a Hungarian research site. The goal of the program is to provide talented researchers with an opportunity to work on a world-class research project in Hungary over the next five years that will help them to successfully participate in call for proposals announced by the European Research Council (ERC).

Details of the ELKH winning projects:

Research site Lead researcher Name of project
CSFK László Molnár Astronomical laboratories
EK Levente Tapasztó New phenomena in artificial crystals constructed by associating 2D materials
RÉNYI Balázs Gerencsér Refined random wanderings and refined new connections
RÉNYI Endre Csóka Random graphs and local algorithms
RÉNYI Miklós Abért Groups and graph convergence
WIGNER Péter Dombi Nonlinear plasmonic phenomena and devices