This is a special event on the occasion of the launch by the European Research Council of a new type of grants: the Synergy grants.

These grants sanction longer projects (6 years), require joint application and collaboration between different Principal Investigators (2 to 4); but require less total working time on the project (30%).

A quick overview of the ERC grants scheme will be followed by a thorough introduction of the Synergy grants to allow attendees to compare them.

This event is of interest to mid- to advanced- career researchers and professors, URAs, research management and international cooperation professionals; and in general to any researcher based in Japan interested in knowing more about the ERC Synergy grants before this year's first call.

 

ERC PARTICIPATION

Dr. Nicolas Voilley, ERC Research Programme Offficer

 

Programme

  • 17:00 Welcome address
  • 17:05 Horizon 2020 overview
    Dr. Tom Kuczynski, EU Delegation
  • 17:15 EURAXESS services useful for your ERC projects
    Dr. Matthieu Py, EURAXESS Japan
  • 17:25 Presentation of ERC grants 
    Dr. Nicolas Voilley, ERC
  • Q&A session
  • 18:20 Experience feedback from a Japanese ERC grantee
    Prof. Dai Aoki, CEA-Grenoble / Tohoku University
  • 18:30 Wrap-up