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  • Cover image of 55 scientists funded to explore their research’s commercial potential

    55 scientists funded to explore their research’s commercial potential

    A new low-cost test for COVID19, how to share cultural expertise to solve conflicts, a way to help develop new medicines to treat blindness, further improvements to a clean energy producing technology – just some examples of how frontier researchers...
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  • Cover image of Five distinguished scientists to join the ERC Scientific Council

    Five distinguished scientists to join the ERC Scientific Council

    The European Commission has today appointed five eminent scientists as new members of the governing body of the European Research Council (ERC), the Scientific Council. They will take office on 1 January 2021. New members joining from the Life...
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  • Cover image of Statement by the ERC Scientific Council on the conclusion of the Horizon Europe negotiations

    Statement by the ERC Scientific Council on the conclusion of the Horizon Europe negotiations

    We are pleased that the European leaders have succeeded in reaching an agreement on the EU’s long-term budget and the Next Generation EU package. This is vital for Europe to recover after the pandemic and to thrive in the years to come. The cut to...
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  • Cover image of Consolidator Grants - Women gain ground in €655 million frontier research funding package

    Consolidator Grants - Women gain ground in €655 million frontier research funding package

    How can we make patent-free and improved equivalents to existing medicines? Is “on-demand” vaccine development the only feasible option to combat unpredictable infections, such as those causing viral pandemics? What is the key to understanding how...
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  • Cover image of New opportunities for Japanese talent to join ERC research teams in Europe

    New opportunities for Japanese talent to join ERC research teams in Europe

    A new European Union-Japan initiative was launched today to encourage collaboration between top Japanese researchers in the medical field and Europe-based teams, funded by the European Research Council (ERC). This joint scheme with the Japan Agency...
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  • Cover image of Andrzej Jajszczyk and Nektarios Tavernarakis elected new ERC Vice Presidents

    Andrzej Jajszczyk and Nektarios Tavernarakis elected new ERC Vice Presidents

    Professors Andrzej Jajszczyk and Nektarios Tavernarakis have been elected as the new Vice Presidents of the European Research Council (ERC). They will take up duties on 1 January 2021, alongside current Vice President Eveline Crone. Elected by the...
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  • Cover image of ERC announces 34 new Synergy Grants

    ERC announces 34 new Synergy Grants

    Several winning projects tap into international talent in Americas, Asia and Australia Thirty-four research groups will receive EUR 350 million in total to address some of the world’s most formidable research problems spanning multiple scientific...
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  • Cover image of New agreement signed for Indian top talent to join ERC research teams in Europe

    New agreement signed for Indian top talent to join ERC research teams in Europe

    Today a new EU-India initiative has been launched to enhance cooperation in frontier science. It aims to encourage top scholars funded by the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) to join temporarily European Research Council (ERC)...
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  • Cover image of Independent study confirms impact of ERC-funded research

    Independent study confirms impact of ERC-funded research

    A new independent review found that some 80% of projects funded by the European Research Council (ERC) are scientific breakthroughs or major advances. The results are in line with previous evaluations, and show the top quality of the research backed...
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  • Cover image of ERC Starting Grants 2020: €677 million awarded to unravel scientific mysteries

    ERC Starting Grants 2020: €677 million awarded to unravel scientific mysteries

    What can be done to improve the efficacy of vaccines? How can we predict our future climate? What is the environmental impact of nanoplastics? Are there alternative economic models to endless economic growth? What is the nature of dark matter in the...
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