Start date: 27 November, 2014 - 09:00
End date: 27 November, 2014 - 13:00
Organizer: Belgian ERC NCPs
Location: Brussels, Belgium (Palace of the Academies – Hertogstraat/Rue Ducale 1)

An information session on the ERC 2015 calls for proposals for ERC Starting and Consolidator Grants is organised by the Fund for Scientific Research  (FNRS), the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO) and the Belgian Science Policy Office (BELSPO). Special attention is also given to the ERC Proof of Concept Grant.

The information session is organised to support researchers in the preparation of their application for an ERC Starting, Consolidator or Proof of Concept Grant.

Overview ERC in Horizon 2020 with special focus on PoC + Belgian statistics on ERC
Dr. Monique Smaihi, Call Coordinator, ERCEA

Modalities of the ERC Starting & Consolidator Grant call 2015
Dr. Monique Smaihi, Call Coordinator, ERCEA

Testimonies from Belgian ERC Grant holders and expert evaluators

  • Prof. Koen Bostoen, ERC Starting Grant holder, UGent
  • Samuel Fiorini, ERC Consolidator Grant holder, ULB
  • Prof. Piet Van Duppen, Expert evaluator, KU Leuven

Participation is free but registration require.

Start date: 1 December, 2014 (All day)
End date: 1 December, 2014 (All day)
Organizer: TEDx
Location: Brussels, Bozar

TEDx Brussels is an annual event that lends a platform to exceptional speakers. The theme of TEDx Brussels 2014 is 'The Territory and the Map'.

The speakers will decode the complex world we live in and its mysteries. Guides, manuals, maps show us where we should go and where we set out from. They also show us where we are relative to the things around us. Without maps we would get lost. Physics, medicine, genetics, archaeology are all using maps and symbols to explain the world.

This year, five ERC grantees have been invited by TEDx Brussels to present their research:

The European Research Council will join this year's amazing event as a partner and will be present at BOZAR with a booth. Access to the event is upon registration only.

To register, please see:

Contact persons: (Coordination) and (Press relations).

Follow the ERC's presence at the event on Twitter and Facebook.

Start date: 6 December, 2014 (All day)
End date: 10 December, 2014 (All day)
Location: Philadelphia, US

The 2014 ASCB/IFCB Meeting is the premier conference for biomedical research worldwide

Monday 8/12/2014, 15.00 – 16.00 : U.S. Research Collaboration and Funding Opportunities in Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Program for Research and Innovation. ERC grant schemes will be presented during this session. Please add a link to the session


  • Mr Errol Levy, Research and Innovation Counsellor and Deputy Head of the Science, Technology and Education Section, European Union Delegation to the United States of America
  • David Krasa, ERC Executive Agency, Team Leader Physical Sciences & Engineering

The ERC will be present at the exhibition with a booth

Start date: 18 January, 2015 (All day)
End date: 18 January, 2015 (All day)
Organizer: Euraxess
Location: Shangai

The experience-sharing event aims at introducing EU and Chinese funding programmes from the grantee's practical perspective. Testimonial  from ERC grantee, Dr Feng Hao.

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