Fellowship to visit ERC Grantee
Aim and Objectives
The main objective of visiting fellowship programme is cooperation between
potential ERC candidate (i.e. Visiting researcher) and one of the ERC grantees
abroad (i.e. Host researcher).
European Research Council (ERC)
released the guidelines
Fellowship to visit ERC Grantee on January 18 2016. The mission declared is
to support frontier research in all fields of science and the enhancement of the
full potential for frontier research available across Europe: »The ERC therefore
encourages national and/or regional authorities and organizations to set up
visiting fellowship programmes to fund potential candidates for the ERC’s calls
to visit the teams of existing ERC-funded Principal Investigators. Such schemes
will allow the selected candidates to strengthen their research profile and
vision in an internationally competitive research environment before applying
for an ERC grant.«
press release on visiting fellowships
The intention of the European Research Council is to encourage national
authorities to initiate visiting fellowship programme on their own. The ambition
behind this announcement is to ensure a more uniform distribution of ERC
grantees across Europe.
The visits should last for a minimum of three months and up to six months.
According to the call, within specified time of the visit's conclusion, visiting
researcher has to apply for one of the three types of ERC grants (i.e. starting,
consolidator, and advanced).
Slovenia adopted the ERC
guidelines in July 2016 and the Slovenian Research Agency (ARRS) is
among first six European agencies
to introduce »ERC Fellowship to Visit ERC Grantee«
Entities that can apply to the Call are research institutions and private
researchers entered in the database on implementers of research & development
activities in the Republic of Slovenia and in the Register of private
researchers run by the Agency, meeting the conditions prescribed by the Research
and Development Act.
News and announcements
Calls and results
Results (expected in June 2017)
Facts and figures