Pablo Amor, the first and longtime Director of the ERC is due to retire at the end of July. Before he left he gave us an insight into his career and what it is like managing such a singular Executive Agency.
“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.
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.
Horizon Europe, an ambitious 100 billion EUR research and innovation programme for 2021 to 2027 was recently proposed by the European Commission. To see what this will mean for the ERC, we interviewed Carlos...