Citizen science refers to activities conducted by scientists in collaboration or consultation with the public at any stage of a research project.
It can range from citizens and local communities photographing and analysing new auroral phenomena, collecting samples of fruit flies in rural areas, to using geographical analysis and visualisation tools coupled with their local environmental knowledge, or annotating performed music structures in an online platform.
For the tenth time, the European Research Council (ERC) will attend the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, from 16 to 20 January, to bring science to the discussions. ERC President Prof. Maria Leptin will speak in several sessions, of which two are live-streamed, on the state of the pandemic and on science collaboration. Stellar ERC-funded researchers - Professors Johan Rockström, Joyeeta Gupta, Martin Vetteri as well as Anna Fontcuberta and Jonathan Home - also share their latest scientific insights.
Grant up to 1.5€ million for 5 years
For promising early-career researchers with 2 to 7 years experience after PhD
Grant up to 2€ million for 5 years
For promising early-career researchers with 7 to 12 years experience after PhD
Grant up to 2.5€ million for 5 years
For established research leaders with a recognised track record of research achievements
Lump Sum Grant of 150.000€
For ERC grant holders to explore the commercial or societal potential innovation of their ERC frontier research project
Grant up to 10€ million for 6 years
To address ambitious research questions that can only be answered by the coordinated work of a small group of 2-4 principal Investigators
For researchers wishing to work or gain experience in an ERC grantee’s team
The ERC project database is an interactive tool that features data on projects funded by the ERC.
The tool allows users to access project details with the help of filters, to generate statistics and to export data in different formats.
The ERC is composed of an independent Scientific Council and an Executive Agency.
The Scientific Council governs the ERC and is responsible for setting the ERC's scientific strategy.
It consists of eminent scientists and scholars.
The ERC Executive Agency (ERCEA) implements the ERC strategy as set by the Scientific Council and oversees the day-to-day grant administration.