- Frontier Research
The term 'frontier research' reflects a new understanding of basic research. On one hand it denotes that basic research in science and technology is of critical importance to economic and social welfare. And on the other that research at and beyond the frontiers of understanding is an intrinsically risky venture, progressing in new and the most exiting research areas and is characterised by the absence of disciplinary boundaries.
Support for investigator driven 'frontier' research can be obtained by individual researchers through the European Research Council (ERC)'s competitions for funding.