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EURAXESS ASEAN Celebrates the 10th Anniversary of the ERC: Frontier Research in Europe with a European Research Council Grant



What is this event?

This event combines detailed information on the research grants offered by the European Research Council with hands-on advice from grant recipients, evaluators, and team members working on ERC-funded research projects. This is your opportunity to find out how you can conduct frontier research in Europe!

Who should attend?

This event is of interest to mid- to advanced- career researchers and professors, URAs, research management and international cooperation professionals; and in general to any researcher based in Singapore interested in knowing more about the ERC research grants.

Do I need to register?

YES! Please register here.

About the ERC grants

The European Research Council (ERC) is a funding organisation for frontier research. It aims to stimulate scientific excellence in Europe by funding the very best, creative researchers of any nationality and age, and supporting their innovative ideas. Researchers from anywhere in the world can apply for ERC grants provided the research they undertake will be carried out in an EU Member State or Associated Country. ERC grants are becoming more and more internationally recognised as awards for scientific excellence.

Research projects funded by the ERC can last up to five years and can cover frontier research in any scientific domain, including social sciences, humanities and interdisciplinary studies. The grants may help both emerging research leaders ('ERC Starting Grants' and 'ERC Consolidator Grants') and already well-established and recognised scientists ('ERC Advanced Grants'). Find out more about the different ERC grants.

If you are moving to Europe from a third country, you can apply for additional funding, which can total up to €2 million for a Starting Grant (instead of €1.5 million for those already established in Europe), €2.75 million for a Consolidator Grant (instead of €2 million) and €3.5 million for an Advanced Grant (instead of €2.5 million).

There are three calls per year according to each category. The upcoming call deadlines are: 31 August 2017 (Advanced Grants), 17 October 2017 (Starting Grants); 11 November 2017 (Synergy Grants), 15 February 2018 (Consolidator Grants).


Date & Duration
- (2:30 - 5:30pm)
Nanyang Executive Centre Auditorium, Nanyang Technological University, Nanyang Green, Singapore


2:30PM - Welcome

2:35PM - Horizon 2020: Open to the World, Dr Kostas Glinos, DG Research & Innovation, EC

2:45PM - EURAXESS: Your Gateway to Research in Europe, Dr S Rentzow-Vasu, EURAXESS

2:55PM - ERC grant schemes and forthcoming calls: Spotlight on the ERC Synergy Grant, Dr Theodore Papazoglou, Head of Unit, European Research Council Executive Agency (ERCEA)

3:30PM - Q&A

3:45PM - ERC Grants in Practice

  • ERC Proposal Evaluation, Prof Daniela Rhodes, Director, NTU Institute of Structural Biology
  • Opportunities for researchers to work on an ERC research project, Asst Prof Ye Junjia, School of Social Sciences, NTU
  • Securing an ERC grant (via video link), Singaporean ERC grantee, Dr Ch’ng Quee Lim, King’s College London, ERC Starting Grant (2009)

4:15PM - Tipps & Tricks

4:45PM Networking with light refreshments


EURAXESS ASEAN with Research Support Office of Nanyang Technological University Singapore
Contact Person
Susanne Rentzow-Vasu
Organiser address


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