EURAXESS Webinar: ERC Grants for Excellent Research

    16/09/2020 - 09:00
    United States, (Virtual)
    16/09/2020 - 10:45
    EURAXESS North America

ERC speaker presentations:

ERC presentation 2020-09-16 (8.62 MB)

ERC IA presentation 2020-09-16 (819.54 KB)


Video recording:



Join us on Wednesday, September 16th for a webinar on the European Research Council grants for excellent research. Learn about all the different types of ERC grants, with a focus on the ERC Starting Grants, which are aimed at researchers of any nationality with two to seven years of experience since completion of their PhD.


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The webinar will take place on Wednesday, September 16th, 2020 at 9:00 AM Eastern Time / 3:00 PM Central European Time. Convert to your local time zone here.


In addition to information on the ERC grants themselves, the webinar will inform about the Implementing Arrangements. The ERC has been continuously monitoring and encouraging international participation; implementing Arrangements have been signed with key funding bodies and science ministries around the world, aiming to provide opportunities in Europe for early-career scientists supported by non-European funding agencies to temporarily join a research team run by an ERC grantee.


The presentation will also include a brief segment on EURAXESS services available to researchers, all free of charge.


Register now to attend live, ask questions, and learn about ERC grants. See the event's ERC press release for additional information.



EURAXESS ERC grants webinar flyer


Dr. Frank Kuhn has a Master's Degree in Political Science, English Literature, and Linguistics from the University of Stuttgart. His interest in ICTs and their use in politics led to a doctoral degree with a dissertation on electronic democracy. After his PhD, Frank moved into science management and accepted a position as a Science Officer in the Social Sciences at the European Science Foundation (ESF) in Strasbourg. Frank joined the European Research Council Executive Agency (ERCEA) in 2009 where he currently works as a coordinator for the research evaluation panel "Institutions, Values, Environment and Space," which includes the fields of political science, law, geography, and various other disciplines.


Dr. Davide Innocenti is Scientific Officer 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 two years ago.


Jackson Howard is the Regional Representative for EURAXESS North America, responsible for Canada and the U.S. His main role is to inform the community of researchers of all scientific domains and nationalities based in North America about the funding and career opportunities that the European Research Area (ERA) offers (including, European, national, and regional funding opportunities). Another important role is the management of the European Scientific Diasporas in North America initiative together with the EU Delegation and EU Member States & Associated Countries.