START DATE07/10/2021 - 11:00
END DATE07/10/2021 - 12:45
ORGANISEREURAXESS North America
EURAXESS North America is pleased to present this webinar with the European Research Council. The ERC is the premier European funding organization for excellent frontier research. It 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.
In this webinar, ERCEA Scientific Officers will present ERC funding opportunities and provide information on applications and evaluations, while an ERC grantee will share their experiences applying for grants and give advice to applicants based outside of Europe. You will also hear from the new Science Counsellor of the European Union Delegation to the United States.
This free webinar is directed at post-doctoral researchers and established researchers (PhD plus two years' experience) of all disciplines and all nationalities. It will take place on Thursday, October 7th, 2021 from 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM ET / 8:00 - 9:30 AM PT / 5:00 - 6:30 PM CEST (convert to your local time zone here). Seats are limited and will be offered on a first-come, first-serve basis.
To see information about this event on the ERC website, check out the series page here, along with the dates and times of the webinars hosted by other EURAXESS hubs around the world.
Moderated by EURAXESS North America, this online event will feature the following speakers. Read their bios below.
Gregg Mitman is the Vilas Research and William Coleman Professor of History, Medical History, and Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He is an award-winning author, filmmaker, and teacher, whose interests span the history of science, medicine, and the environment in the United States and the world and include a commitment to environmental and social justice. His most recent book, Empire of Rubber: Firestone’s Scramble for Land and Power in Liberia, will be published by The New Press in October 2021. Mitman’s current research, for which he has received a €2.5 million European Research Council Advanced Grant, aims to discern the ecological, economic, political, and social forces at play that have simultaneously turned certain regions of West Africa into profitable sites of natural resource extraction, productive enclaves of biomedical research, and hot zones of pandemic threats.
Nadia EL MJIYAD
Nadia El Mjiyad works in the Scientific Department of the ERC Executive Agency (ERCEA). She has a PhD in Biology. Her scientific background is in Virology, Immunology, and Cancer Research. She currently works on the ERC Synergy grant call for the Life Science-oriented projects.
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 programs 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.
Florent Bernard joined the EU Delegation in Washington, DC in September 2021 as the Counselor for Research and Innovation. Prior to his current posting, he was International Relations Officer for China at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Research and Innovation in Brussels. He also held the position of International Relations Officer for India, Innovation Policy Officer and Scientific Officer at the European Commission. He holds a PhD in Molecular Biology from the Free University of Brussels, Belgium. He also studied at the University of Georgia, USA, and in Florence, Italy, through the Erasmus program. He carried out post-doctoral research in Barcelona, Spain, before joining the European Commission. Florent is an Honorary Citizen of the State of Georgia, USA.