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  • European Research CouncilFP7 IDEAS ProgrammeThe European Research CouncilAn overview with focus on international participation ERC EA Unit A1 Support to the Scientific Council
  • European Research CouncilWhat is ERC? The ERC supports excellence in frontier research through a bottom-up, individual-based, pan-European competition Budget: € 7.5billion (2007-2013) - 1.1 billion €/year Legislation Scientific governance: independent Scientific Council with 22 members; full authority over funding strategy Support by the ERC Executive Agency (autonomous) Excellence as the only criterion Support for the individual scientist – no networks! Strategy Global peer-review No predetermined subjects (bottom-up) Support of frontier research in all fields of science and humanities │2
  • European Research CouncilFP7 budget € 50.5 billionERC budget € 7.5 billion; Increase by € 250 M/year Co- op (65 on era ti %) nuc non- JRC lear (3 %) 1800 Capac (8 % 1500 ities ) 23.4% 21.6% 1200 Million Euro 17.8% Peo (9 % 900 ple 15.1% ) 600 10.8% (15 Ide %) as 7.3% 300 4% 0 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
  • European Research CouncilERC StructureThe European Commission• Provides financing through the EU framework programmes• Guarantees autonomy of the ERC• Assures the integrity and accountability of the ERC• Adopts annual work programmes as established by the Scientific CouncilThe ERC Scientific Council• 22 prominent researchers proposed by an independent identification committee• Appointed by the Commission (4 years, renewable once)• Establishes overall scientific strategy; annual work programmes (incl. calls for proposals, evaluation criteria); peer review methodology; selection and accreditation of experts (25 panels for all areas of science)• Controls quality of operations and management• Ensures communication with the scientific communityThe ERC Agency• Executes annual work programme as established by the Scientific Council• Implements calls for proposals and provides information and support to applicants• Organises peer review evaluation• Establishes and manages grant agreements• Administers scientific and financial aspects and follow-up of grant agreements• Carries out communications activities and ensures information dissemination to ERC stakeholders
  • European Research CouncilAfter 5 years of existence…A success story more than 2.600 funded proposals, 58% of them StG in more than 480 different host institutions in 26 countries, total 4 billion but “excellence attracts excellence”: 50% of PIs in 50 institutions highly competitive: average success rate 12 % strong structuring effects: competition among European researchers for first time ever, EU value added strengthening peer-review-based evaluation systems in Europe │5
  • European Research CouncilERC Granting schemes Starting Grants starters (2-7 years after PhD) consolidators (7-12 years after Phd) up to € 2.0 Mio for 5 years Advanced Grants track-record of significant research achievements in the last 10 years up to € 3.5 Mio for 5 years Synergy Grants Proof-of-Concept bridging gap between research - earliest 2 – 4 Principal Investigators stage of marketable innovation up to € 15.0 Mio for 6 years up to €150,000 for ERC grant holders
  • European Research Council Two main ERC grant schemes Starting Grant Advanced Grant • Attract/retain next-generation leaders • Attract/retain current world-leaders (2-12 years after PhD) • Up to € 3.5 Million for 5 years • Up to € 2 Million for 5 years € 1 Million ‘set up’ funds for those € 500 000 ‘set up’ funds for those moving from overseas moving from overseas 60 50Number of Grantees 40 30 20 10 0 25 27 29 31 33 35 37 39 41 43 45 47 49 51 53 55 57 59 61 63 65 67 69 71 73 Age of Grantees
  • European Research CouncilCreative freedom of the individual grantee ERC offers independence, recognition & visibility • to work on a research topic of own choice, with a team of own choice • to gain true financial autonomy for 5 years • to negotiate with the host institution the best conditions of work • to attract top team members (EU and non-EU) and collaborators • to move with the grant to any place in Europe if necessary (portability of grants) • to attract additional funding and gain recognition; ERC is a quality label │8
  • European Research CouncilAttractive featuresfor researchers from outside Europe Incentive:  Additional “start-up” funding for scientists moving to Europe (EUR 500 000 for Starting and EUR 1 Million for Advanced grantees) Flexibility:  Grantee can keep affiliation with home institute outside Europe (“significant part” of work time in Europe)  Team members can be based outside Europe  Grantee can move within Europe with the grant Negotiation:  Several European countries/host institutes assist applicants and reward grantees with top-up funds or long-term professorships
  • European Research CouncilERC funding processPeer Review EvaluationStarting and Advanced Grants Panel Members are appointed by the ERC Scientific Council  25 Panels covering all fields of science, technology and scholarship  2 sets of Panels: StG Panels, AdG Panels  Each Panel consists of the Panel Chair and 10-15 Panel Members  Panel Chair oversees evaluation process for the proposals assigned to his/her panel in collaboration with the ERC staff  Evaluation criteria: Principal Investigator Research project Intellectual capacity and creativity Ground-breaking nature and potential impact Commitment Methodology │ 10
  • European Research Council 25 panels for all areas of sciencePhysical Mathematics Social Sciences & HumanitiesSciences Fundamental constituents of matter 6 panels& Condensed matter physicsEngineering Physical and analytical chemical sciences Individuals, institutions and markets Synthetic chemistry and materials Institutions, values, beliefs and10 panels Computer science and informatics behaviour Systems and communication engineering Environment, space and population Products and processes engineering The Human Mind Universe sciences Cultures and cultural production Earth system science The study of the human pastLife Molecular and structural biology and biochemistrySciences Genetics, genomics, bioinformatics and systems biology Cellular and developmental biology9 panels Physiology, pathophysiology and endocrinology Neurosciences and neural disorders Immunity and infection Diagnostic tools, therapies and public health Evolutionary, population and environmental biology Applied life sciences and biotechnology
  • European Research CouncilSpeeding up the discovery process:ERC Synergy grant 2012 work programme on a pilot basis 2 – 4 Principal Investigators; complementary skills, knowledge & resources; to jointly address frontier research problems Up to €15m for up to six years Based on ERC principles (no consortia, no networks): • bottom-up and risk-taking • driven by scientific demand • PIs expected to spend significant “core time” together • only one Host Institution, but groups not required to be physically located in the same place 710 submissions to the first Synergy Call
  • European Research CouncilMore information on ERC  Ideas NCPs http://erc.europa.eu/national-contact-points  ERC Website http://erc.europa.eu  ERC Helpdesk http://erc.europa.eu/about-erc/links  Quarterly ERC e-newsletter and e-News Alerts  Euraxess-Jobs http://ec.europa.eu/euraxess/index.cfm/jobs/index  EU delegation to South Africa http://www.eusa.org.za/en/contacts/ New ERC calls Expected Publication Deadline Starting 2013 10 July 2012 17 Oct. 2012 Consolidator 2013 7 Nov. 2012 21 Feb. 2013 Advanced 2013 10 July 2012 22 Nov. 2012 Synergy 2013 10 Oct. 2012 10 Jan. 2013 PoC 2013 January 2013