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8 February 2019
In order to achieve equal access and participation in science, the United Nations declared 11/2 the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. We took this opportunity to speak with Isabelle Vernos, a member of the ERC’s Scientific Council since 2011 and Chair of the ERC’s Gender Balance Working Group, about what the ERC has done to support female researchers.
14 December 2018
“A small miracle” – this is how Professor Klaus Bock, a long serving Vice-President of the ERC, describes the ERC's progress during its short existence. We asked the organic chemist to explain the six most decisive factors in its success.
22 October 2018
Martin Stokhof, ERC Vice-President and Scientific Council member, explores the idea that some of the ERC's added value is the contribution it can make to the creation of a European identity.
12 October 2018
Nektarios Tavernarakis, current ERC Scientific Council member, and past winner of ERC Advanced and Proof of Concept grants, gives a Greek perspective on the influence of the ERC.
13 September 2018
Researchers sometimes have certain incorrect ideas about the ERC grant application process – "myths" that discourage them from applying for funding. In this article, Giulio Superti-Furga responds to some common misperceptions he has encountered over the years. Professor Superti-Furga, a molecular and systems biologist, has experience from both sides of the fence: he won several ERC grants from 2009 to 2015 and became a member of the ERC's Scientific Council in 2017.
13 August 2018
As part of a series on "Science Communication", Dame Athene Donald, member of the ERC's Scientific Council , gives her views on the joys of finding your voice and the political impact of doing so.