Activities of the ERC
04/04/2016 16:08

March issue of ERC newsletter published

March issue of ERC newsletter  published (30 March)                        

ERC Evaluation Panels

04/04/2016 15:45
The selection of scientific and scholarly proposals for ERC funding is based on international peer review   with excellence as the sole criterion. The ERC uses a typical panel-based system, in which panels of high-level scientists and/or scholars make recommendations for funding. There are in total 25 panels, divided between the 3 domains as follows: 9 panels in Life Sciences (LS), 6 panels in Social Sciences and Humanities (SH) and 10 panels in Physical Sciences and Engineering. The full list of ERC peer reviewers (panel members and remote referees) will be published by the European Commission after the conclusion of the current peer review process. Note to applicants: This information is given for reasons of transparency. Under no circumstances should peer reviewers be contacted by applicants, potential applicants or potential host institutions. Questions can be addressed to: - ERC Helpdesk - ERC National Contact Points       ERC Starting grants 2016- Panel Chairs   ERC Starting grants 2015 Panel Chairs , Panel Members ERC Consolidator Grant, 2015-2016 Panel Chairs 2016 , Panel chairs 2015   Panel members 2015   ERC Advanced Grant 2015 Panel Chairs For further information you can check ERC official website, section on Evaluation panels .
04/04/2016 11:52

European Research Council (ERC) new initiative – Comics

European Research Council has announced a call for proposals for ERC Grantees for the ongoing project: ERCcOMICs, aiming to find “innovative ways to highlight ERC projects”. It is a creative and ambitious project that exploits the power of visual storytelling through webcomics to promote and explain the achievements of ERC funded projects. The project will last for  4 years and will be the result of a close cooperation between the ERC grantee, the ERCcOMICS team and a comic artist. Depending on the subject, the webcomic could be a fictional or documentary genre. The webcomics will be widely disseminated, in several EU languages, and through a great variety of communication tools and channels. If you are willing to participate in this venture, send an email to with the following information, by April 30th, 2016.

European Research Council (ERC) to the European Parliament budget committee

02/02/2016 16:19
The president of European Research Council (ERC), Jean-Pierre Bourguignon visit to the European Parliament, budget committee. January 27, 2016.