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Research in Europe: Your Next Career Destination


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Research in Europe:

Your Next Career Destination!

First edition: mid-career opportunities with the ERC grants and programmes in Belgium, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain and Sweden

24 September 09:30 - 13:00, Courtyard Marriott Namdaemun




What is Research in Europe?

This event is the pilot of our Research in Europe Series. This series highlights specific opportunities for Korean or Korea-based researchers to perform either a part of their research career in Europe, in academia or in private sector; or to collaborate on projects with European counterparts. Each edition will focus on a type of funding programme, or on a career level. Experts and VIP speakers will provide information to the audience, followed by a networking lunch. The events are in English. Learn with the best!


What's this edition about?

In September 2019, we'll focus on opportunities for mid-career researchers to go to Europe for several years as part of their career development plan. This event targets high profile researchers who own a PhD degree since at least two years, in every discipline including humanities and social sciences. Learn about the European Research Council (ERC) grants, the multi-million Euro programme from the EU, and about grants and fellowships for researcher mobility from Belgium, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, and Sweden!







About the ERC grants

The European Research Council (ERC) is a funding organisation for frontier research. It aims to stimulate scientific excellence in Europe by funding the very best, creative researchers of any nationality and age, and supporting their innovative ideas. Researchers from anywhere in the world can apply for ERC grants provided the research they undertake will be carried out in an EU Member State or Associated Country. ERC grants are becoming more and more internationally recognised as awards for scientific excellence.

Research projects funded by the ERC can last up to five years and can cover frontier research in any scientific domain, including social sciences, humanities and interdisciplinary studies. The grants may help both emerging research leaders ('ERC Starting Grants' and 'ERC Consolidator Grants') and already well-established and recognised scientists ('ERC Advanced Grants'). Find out more about the different ERC grants.

If you are moving to Europe from a third country, you can apply for additional funding, which can total up to €2 million for a Starting Grant (instead of €1.5 million for those already established in Europe), €2.75 million for a Consolidator Grant (instead of €2 million) and €3.5 million for an Advanced Grant (instead of €2.5 million).

There are three calls per year according to each category. In 2019, the call deadlines are: 17 October (Starting Grants); 9 February (Consolidator Grants); 31 August (Advanced Grants).

Further materials on ERC grants:

Grants details, Possibilities from KOREA, Tips & tricks for application, Interviews of grantees on EURAXESS website

Official ERC website


registration here!





Registration desk opens at 9:30, 30 minutes before programme starts. Come early!



Welcome remarks

Mr. Christophe Besse, Minister Counsellor & Head of Trade and Economy Section, Delegation of the EU to the RoK


Congratulatory remarks

Dr. Jong-Deok Kim, Director, Office of Global Programs, The National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF)


Build your career in Europe with EURAXESS and the ERC

Dr. Tomasz Wierzbowski, Programme Officer, EURAXESS Korea


Keynote speech: what's life like in an ERC team?

Prof. Seunghun Hong, Professor of Biophysics and Chemical biology, Seoul National University / ERC Project NANOZ-ONIC (1.9MEUR, France - Korea, 2016-2021)


European landscape overview: programmes for mid-career research mobility

- Belgium: Eva Morre, Embassy of Belgium

- Denmark: Eske Rosenberg, Embassy of Denmark

- Germany: Lars Bergmeyer, DAAD

- Netherlands: Peter Wijlhuizen, Embassy of the Netherlands

- Spain: Jordi Espluga, Embassy of Spain

- Sweden: Anders Hektor, Embassy of Sweden



Your pathway to an ERC funded project in Europe

Dr. Matthieu Py, Coordinator, EURAXESS Korea

- How to write a good proposal and win a multi-million Euro ERC grant?

 12:00 Networking Lunch