Webinar: European Research Council - Grants for Top Researchers from India and ASEAN

    30/09/2021 - 15:00
    India, New Delhi
    30/09/2021 - 17:00
    European Research Council and EURAXESS Worldwide

The European Research Council (ERC) is the premier European funding organisation for excellent frontier research. The ERC supports investigator-driven frontier research across all fields. It awards research grants to scientists and scholars from all over the world, both early-career and senior researchers, carrying out their ambitious research projects in all scientific disciplines in Europe.

This information session will highlight how the ERC supports top researchers from INDIA. Participants will learn about the different ERC Funding Schemes available and how to prepare a competitive application.

The session will also entail information on the opportunities to conduct short-term visits of ERC-funded research teams in Europe under existing bilateral schemes (Implementing Arrangements) between the ERC and individual countries. Implementing Arrangements are currently in place with the following countries in Asia: China, India, Japan, Korea and Singapore.



Who should attend?

This session is directed at post-doctoral researchers and established researchers (PhD + 2 to 15 years of experience) of all disciplines and all nationalities. This webinar will focus on researchers based in INDIA and ASEAN countries.

When will this webinar take place?

This 2-hour webinar will take place on 30 September at 3pm-5pm Indian Standard Time. Please ensure you confirm the timing in the time zone where you are based!

Will participants be able to ask questions?

Participants are encouraged to submit their questions prior to the event via email at india@euraxess.net. Please use the subject heading 'Question for ERC webinar India.'

Webinar participant will be able to submit questions to the speakers during the webinar in writing via the Q&A function.

Registration is mandatory. Space is limited.




Watch the recording of the webinar here:



Mr. Benjamin PELLETIER, ERC Scientific Officer


Dr. Davide INNOCENTI, ERC Scientific Officer

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 few posts in academia across Europe, working on superconductivity and multiferroic materials, he joined the Agency in 2018.


Ms. Tania FRIEDERICHS, Research & Innovation Counsellor, EU Delegation to India

Tania Friederichs is Head of Sector for Research and Innovation at the EU Delegation to India since September 2016. Before that she was working in Brussels for the European Commission in the Directorate General on Research and Innovation, Department for International Cooperation and was responsible for cooperation with the Western Balkan Countries and Turkey. Tania has worked for more than 15 years on EU research and innovation policy; she was member of the Private Office of European Commissioner Philippe Busquin for research and innovation from 1999 to 2004. Before that she worked at the EU Delegation in Geneva (Switzerland) following the negotiations on trade in services (GATS) under the World Trade Organisation (WTO). She is a lawyer by training and obtained her Law Degree at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) in Brussels, Belgium in 1980 and a L.L.M. at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor (US) in 1981.


Ms. Isabella PIROLO, International Relations Officer, EU Delegation to Singapore

Isabella joined the Economic and Trade Section of the European Union Delegation to Singapore as International Relations Officer in January 2020. She follows the development of industry, innovation, research, and SMEs policies in Singapore and South-East Asia. Before she was policy assistant of the Director General for “Internal Market, industry, Entrepreneurship, and SMEs” (DG GROW) of the European Commission. She started working in the European Commission as legal officer for the defence unit of DG GROW. Between 2012 and 2014, she worked in the private sector for the development of Space research projects. She studied law and specialised in European affairs.


Dr. Radha BOYA, ERC grantee

Dr. Radha Boya is a leading researcher in the field of nanofluidics, a chair (hon.) in nanoscience, and Royal Society University Research Fellow in the Department of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Manchester. She has a grant portfolio of ~£3.5M and leads a research team of 12 members, working on 2D materials, angstrom (Å)-scale fluidic devices. Dr Boya has 51 refereed publications (h-index 26) including in Nature and Science journals. She was recognized with FRSC (2021), RSC Marlow award (2020), featured in MIT Tech Review‟s “Innovators under 35” list, and as UNESCO-LOréal International Rising Talent in 2018. She has given over 50 invited talks in international research conferences and reputed Universities.