Fellowship to visit ERC Grantee
Four Newly Awarded Fellowships to visit ERC Grantee
Results of the second national call »ERC Fellowship to Visit
ERC Grantee« published
National call for (co)financing potential ERC candidates to visit ERC grantees
in 2018 have been published in April 2018.
National call resulted in five awarded fellowships, out of
which four will finally be implemented throughout the 2018. Two awardees are
researchers in field of engineering, while the other two are researchers in
social sciences and humanities respectively. They will be visiting ERC grantees
in three countries, namely Sweden, Austria and Ireland.
Four awardees are joining the group of seven awarded
researchers in the first generation, conducting their visits in Switzerland,
Belgium, Spain, Italy and Finland in 2017.
About the call:
ARRS has been among the first six European agencies to
respond to the “ERC Fellowship to Visit ERC Grantee” proposal made by the ERC in
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 of 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.