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Fellowship to visit ERC Grantee

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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 2017.

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.