Professor Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, President of the European Research Council, writes in the latest edition of the European Research Council Newsletter that:
It is the ERC’s mission to fund bottom-up “high-risk/high-gain” research, with scientific quality as sole criterion, albeit with no certainty of to what the exploration will lead. This latest study and the history of science confirm that this is the way forward. Only by letting the most ambitious researchers pursue blue sky projects can Europe remain at the scientific forefront and open the way to new solutions to global problems.
Find out more about how researchers have benefited from ERC funding, projects currently underway and what is important to the ERC, in this newsletter. This includes their calls, the majority of which have deadlines in 2017:
If you are considering applying to ERC funding, please see the calls on the Participant Portal Guide to ERC calls. If this funder is important to you, consider signing up to receive their updates via the ERC website.
Please contact Emily Cieciura, RKEO’s Research Facilitator: EU & International, if you plan to submit to this scheme or any other EU / international funding calls.