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SiE16 - The ERC, funding support for investigator-driven research in Europe (12:00-13:00)

Learn all about the different ERC schemes and the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions.


July 12, 2022 - 12:00 pm


July 12, 2022 - 1:00 pm


Pavillon 7, Paris Expo Porte de Versailles   View map

The European Research Council (ERC) is an organisation of the European Commission aimed at funding excellence in research. It supports investigator-driven frontier research and stimulates scientific excellence by awarding long-term grants to individual researchers from anywhere in the world to carry out their research in a European host organisation. With four main granting schemes, the ERC supports researchers at different stages of their careers:

  • the Starting Grant supports young investigators moving to independence
  • the Consolidator Grant strengthens recently created teams
  • the Advanced Grant provides to well-established scientists an opportunity to develop innovative or high-risk research
  • the Synergy Grant brings several teams together to jointly address complex research topics.

The ERC has been very active in supporting cutting-edge and innovative research in all fields of neuroscience. Besides giving details on these different schemes and how to apply, this session will also be a unique opportunity to meet with ERC grantees presenting their project and sharing their ERC experience. The session will also give information about Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions.

Programme schedule: 

Introductory remarks
Dr Gregory Jefferis, Forum 2022 Committee, Chair of the session 

“The European Research Council (ERC): funding opportunities for investigator-driven research in Europe”
Dr Nicolas Voilley, Coordinator for Neuroscience, European Research Council, Belgium 

“Fostering excellent science for future generations through the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA)”
Dr Gian Carlo Bellenchi, European Research Council, Belgium 

Sharing “ERC experience” with ERC grantees
Dr Meital Oren-Suissa, FENS-Kavli Scholar, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

Prof. Stefan Hallermann, University Leipzig, Germany 

Q&A session

Learn all about the different ERC schemes and the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions.