European Research Council (ERC) Funding for Frontier Research
On 2 February 2023, the President of the ERC, Prof Maria Leptin, discussed in an informal setting of how the ERC supports researchers from anywhere in the world. Prof Leptin also shared details about the opportunities for high-calibre researchers supported by the National Research Foundation Singapore (NRF) to make research visits to Europe, where they will have the opportunity to work in ERC-funded teams.
4.30pm - Welcome of all speakers (EURAXESS ASEAN & A*PECCS)
4.35pm - Opening remarks by H.E. Iwona Piorko, European Union Ambassador to Singapore
4.40pm - Welcome by Prof Barry Halliwell, Chairman of the BMRC Advisory Council (BMAC), A*STAR
4.50pm - 'ERC Funding for Frontier Research' Presentation by Prof Maria Leptin, President of the ERC
5.20pm - Q&A with Prof Leptin
5.40pm - Virtual Presentation on the ERC-NRF IA (Speaker TBC) followed by Q&A
6.00pm - End
6.00 - 6.30pm - Light refreshments
This event is brought to you by
EURAXESS ASEAN and the A*STAR Postdoc and Early Career Scientist Society (A*PECSS)
Types of ERC Grants:
Starting Grants are open to researchers of any nationality with 2-7 years of experience since completion of PhD, a scientific track record showing great promise and an excellent research proposal.
Consolidator Grants are open to researchers of any nationality with 7-12 years of experience since completion of PhD, a scientific track record showing great promise and an excellent research proposal.
Applicants for the ERC Advanced Grants - called Principal Investigators (PI) - are expected to be active researchers who have a track-record of significant research achievements in the last 10 years.
Synergy Grants are open to a group of two to maximum four Principal Investigators (PIs) working together and bringing different skills and resources to tackle ambitious research problems. One will be designated as the corresponding PI (cPI).