European Research Council: Grants for Top Researchers From Anywhere in the World

The European Research Council (ERC) is the premier European funding organisation for excellent frontier research. The ERC supports investigator-driven frontier research across all fields. It awards research grants to scientists and scholars from all over the world, both early-career and senior researchers, carrying out their ambitious research projects in all scientific disciplines in Europe.

An information session, which will take place at 5pm on Tuesday 15 September 2020, will highlight how the ERC supports top researchers from anywhere in the world. Participants will learn about the different ERC Funding Schemes available and how to prepare a competitive application.

The session will also entail information on the opportunities to conduct short-term study visits of ERC-funded research teams in Europe under existing bilateral schemes (Implementing Arrangements) between the ERC and individual countries. Implementing Arrangements are currently in place with the following countries in Asia: China, India, Japan, Korea and Singapore.

You may register here.

About the speakers

Dr Andreas Keil currently works for the Scientific Management Department of the ERC Executive Agency in Brussels, where he is the research funding coordinator for the Universe Sciences. Prior to this he worked as a senior scientist and research project manager in the UK and Germany, and facilitated negotiations for the UN Climate Change Convention. He holds a PhD degree in the natural sciences and has a university education in meteorology, translation and business economics.

Dr Davide Innocenti works for the ERC Executive Agency in Brussels as part of the Call and Project Follow-up Coordination Unit, working on the implementation of visiting programmes for potential ERC applicants and international early-career scientists. He has a background in physics and in particular material science studies and previously held various posts in academia across Europe.

Dr Susanne Rentzow-Vasu is the Regional Representative for EURAXESS ASEAN, a role she has held since 2012. She has previously headed the DAAD Office Singapore as its Director and worked with the EU Delegation in Singapore in the Department of higher education & cooperation.