31/08/2020

European Research Council grants for excellent researchers from LAC

Topics: Events

Tags: ERC | ERC Starting Grant


  • START DATE
    16/09/2020
  • EVENT TYPE
    Webinar
  • LOCATION
    Belgium, Online
  • END DATE
    16/09/2020
  • ORGANISER
    EURAXESS LAC & European Research Council

EURAXESS Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) and the European Research Council (ERC) organized on 16 September two webinars targeting researchers from the LAC region. Scientific Officers presented ERC funding opportunities, with a focus on the coming Starting Grant call. These one-hour webinars were aimed at potential applicants based outside Europe.
In both webinars, speakers engaged in Q&A sessions with the audience.

  • Wednesday, 16 September 2020 at 9:00 Brazil time in Portuguese

Presentation

Slides ERC & EURAXESS (Brazil) (4.33 MB)

Speakers

Dr Ir. Telma Carvalho is Research Programme Officer at the European Research Council Executive Agency being in charge of the coordination of the panel on Systems and Communication Engineering which focus on achieving significant advancements in photonics, micro- nanoelectronics, robotics and communication necessary to enable the development of sophisticated products and services that fulfil in a sustainable way today's societal needs. She is a Materials Engineer by the Technical University of Lisbon in Portugal and doctor in Engineering by the Catholic University of Leuven (KULeuven). Before joining the European Commission, she was R&D Manager at a spin-off company of the KULeuven charged of developing sensors and expert systems to assess the integrity of industrial components.

Dr Davide Innocenti is Project Adviser at Call and Project Follow-up Coordination Unit of the European Research Council Executive Agency. He is in charge of the implementation of visiting programmes for potential ERC applicants and international early-career scientists. He is a physicist by Sapienza University of Rome and doctor in Engineering by Tor Vergata University of Rome. After a few posts in academia across Europe, working on superconductivity and multiferroic materials, he joined the Agency two years ago.


  • Wednesday, 16 September 2020 at 9:00 (Mexico, Colombia); 11:00 (Argentina, Chile) in Spanish

 

Presentation

Slides ERC & EURAXESS (LAC) (15.54 MB)

Speakers

Inés T. Marín Moreno currently works for the European Research Council as coordinator of the LS8 panel (Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology). With a background in Environmental Sciences, she has also worked in the last ten years in other parts of the European Union Research Framework Program, in particular, managing research projects, first forestry and later spatial. Previously, she worked for JNCC, the body that advises the UK Government on issues related to the protection of nature and biodiversity, and collaborated early in her career with the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP).

Dr Davide Innocenti is Project Adviser at Call and Project Follow-up Coordination Unit of the European Research Council Executive Agency. He is in charge of the implementation of visiting programmes for potential ERC applicants and international early-career scientists. He is a physicist by Sapienza University of Rome and doctor in Engineering by Tor Vergata University of Rome. After a few posts in academia across Europe, working on superconductivity and multiferroic materials, he joined the Agency two years ago.


ERC IN A NUTSHELL

The ERC aims to:

  • Support the best of the best researchers across all fields of science, scholarship and engineering
  • Promote wholly investigator-driven, or 'bottom-up' frontier research
  • Encourage the work of the established and next generation of independent top research leaders
  • Reward innovative proposals by placing emphasis on the quality of the idea rather than the research area
  • Raise the status and visibility of European frontier research and the very best researchers of today and tomorrow

Starting Grants

Starting grants are for talented early-career scientists who have already produced excellent supervised work, are ready to work independently and show potential to be a research leader.

Who can apply?

Researchers of any nationality with 2-7 years of experience since completion of PhD (Extensions are possible under certain circumstances — see the latest ERC Work Programme), a scientific track record showing great promise and an excellent research proposal.

More information can be found HERE.

Read interviews we held with LAC researchers funded by the ERC at http://bit.ly/LACandtheERC