Interview with Eugenia Chiappe, Argentinian ERC grantee

Eugenia Chiappe is originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina. She studied at the Science School of the University of Buenos Aires, and then move to The Rockefeller University, US for her PhD studies. She is now principal investigator at Sensorimotor Integration Lab, Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown in Lisbon, Portugal.

She received an ERC Starting Grant in 2017 for her activeFly project aiming at understanding the fundamental principles for the function and organization of neural circuits involved in estimating an animal’s own movement, especially in the context of visually guided locomotion.

More: https://chiappelab.org/

About her ERC grant she says: « We are really grateful to the ERC for our starting grant because it allows us to take on this very ambitious project in a slightly different and very creative level.

Having the flexibility that the ERC gives you allows us to recruit very talented and diverse people from all around the world and it creates environment that nurtures creativity. »

About the ERC

The ERC (https://erc.europa.eu/) is led by an independent governing body, the Scientific Council. The ERC has a budget of over €13 billion and is part of the EU research and innovation programme, Horizon 2020.

Watch the ERC video here.

ERC Starting Grant

European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grants are designed to support excellent Principal Investigators at the career stage at which they are starting their own independent research team or programme in all scientific fields.

The call is annual and open to researchers of any nationality with 2-7 years of experience since completion of PhD.

Check the other opportunities open to Latin American and Caribbean researchers in the guides on ERC we prepared for you (links below).

Contact ERC National contact points (NCPs)

In Argentina: oficinadeenlace@mincyt.gob.ar

In other LAC countries and in Europe: http://bit.ly/Horizon_NCP


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Picture: @http://chiappelab.org/