ERA Chairs grants to boost research excellence in the EU
Thirteen universities, technical institutes and private organisations from Member States with a high potential for research excellence, are to receive up to €2.5 million each in EU funding to boost their research capacity through the appointment of "ERA Chairs".
ERC publishes Advanced Grant Calls
The ERC has launched its annual call for proposals for Advanced Grants. These grants are awarded based on the perceived value of the application and the credentials of the applicant.
President Juncker’s EFSI gambit found out
In last month’s edition of the VPH newsletter, we drew attention to the shrewd political move of President Juncker in plundering the coffers of the European Research Council (ERC) to fund his new European Fund for Strategic Investment (EFSI).