European Research Council Grants for Top Researchers from Anywhere in the World

    28/09/2021 - 17:00
    Australia, Webinar
    28/09/2021 - 18:30
    EURAXESS Australia & New Zealand and the European Research Council

EURAXESS Australia & New Zealand and the European Research Council (ERC), bring to you a webinar on ERC funding opportunities.

The ERC is the premier European funding organisation for excellent frontier research. It supports investigator-driven frontier research across all fields. It awards research grants to scientists and scholars from all over the world, both early-career and senior researchers, carrying out their ambitious research projects in all scientific disciplines in Europe.

ERCEA Scientific Officers will present ERC funding opportunities and provide information on applications and evaluations, while ERC grantees will share their experiences applying for grants and give advice to applicants based outside of Europe. The session will also entail information on existing bilateral schemes (Implementing Arrangements) between the ERC and Australia.

This free webinar is directed at post-doctoral researchers and established researchers (PhD + 2 years experience) of all disciplines and all nationalities.

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  • Dr Catherine Balleriaux: A native of Belgium, Dr Catherine Balleriaux obtained her PhD in early modern history from the University of Auckland, New Zealand. After having studied and worked in the US, the UK, New Zealand, and Germany, she now lives in Brussels, where she is a Scientific Officer for the Executive Agency of the ERC in the Social Sciences and Humanities Unit.

  • Dr Jane Reznick: Dr Jane Reznick completed her PhD in Sydney, Australia, studying the impact of circadian rhythms on metabolism. She moved the Max Delbrück Centre-Berlin to investigate molecular adaptations in the naked mole-rat where she made major discoveries into how this animal survives extreme hypoxia. Whilst there, Jane also discovered a novel protein important for insulin sensitivity and is developing a drug for the treatment of diabetes. Jane has been awarded funding including the ERC StG to research molecular adaptations in the naked mole-rat for the treatment of cardiovascular disease. In July 2020 Jane started her own group at CECAD Cologne where she continues to utilize naked mole-rats as a model to understand ageing and metabolism.

  • Dr Davide Innocenti: Dr Davide Innocenti is Project Adviser at Call and Project Follow-up Coordination Unit of the European Research Council Executive Agency. He is in charge of the implementation of visiting programmes for potential ERC applicants and international early-career scientists. He is a physicist by Sapienza University of Rome and doctor in Engineering by Tor Vergata University of Rome. After few posts in academia across Europe, working on superconductivity and multiferroic materials, he joined the Agency in 2018.