Europe creates research funding agency

Guinnessy, Paul
April 2007
Physics Today;Apr2007, Vol. 60 Issue 4, p33
Academic Journal
The article reports that on February 27, 2007, the European Union (EU) launched the European Research Council (ERC) at a meeting in Berlin, Germany. The ERC will mainly fund high-risk individual "investigator-driven" proposals that will be peer reviewed by independent scientists. ERC president Fotis C. Kafatos, a molecular biologist at Imperial College London, comments. EU research commissioner Janez Potoĉnik also comments.


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