Fellowship to visit ERC Grantee
Results of the first national call »ERC Fellowship to Visit ERC Grantee« published – seven researchers to visit ERC grant holders in five countries
Results of the first national call for (co)financing potential
ERC candidates to visit ERC grantees in 2017 have been published on June 1st
Funds for three- to six-months visits by ERC grantees will receive
seven researchers, three from natural sciences, two from engineering, and two from
social sciences and humanities.
About the call:
The ARRS has been among the first six European agencies to respond
to the “ERC Fellowship to Visit ERC Grantee” proposal made by the ERC from early
2016, successfully establishing a new mechanism in co-operation with the Ministry
of Education, Science and Sports of the Republic of Slovenia. The core criterion
in the evaluation is scientific excellence.
Awarded researchers will in accordance with national regulations
and in addition to the salary received by their research organisation receive funds
covering costs of visits. Application to the call has been open to candidates regardless
of their nationality or country of visit. The mechanism supports three- to six-months
visits by awarded researchers by ERC grantees. ERC Fellowship is the initiative
put forward by the ERC Scientific Council's Working Group on Widening European Participation.
The Working Group aims to contribute to an inclusive European culture of competitiveness
in science by way of strengthening the participation of researchers in ERC calls
from Europe less research-performing regions. In accordance with that, the national
call bounds awardees to apply to the relevant ERC call for proposal within the time-frame
of the first two consecutive calls.