This session will present European Research Council (ERC) funding opportunities, available for both early career researchers and senior research leaders. The ERC operates according to a «bottom-up», approach, allowing researchers to identify new opportunities in any field of research. It encourages competition for funding between the very best, creative researchers of any nationality and age. An update will be given on the calls, deadlines and budgets, applicants’ suitable profiles and other relevant information. The presentation will be addressing equally all fields of science and scholarship.
The ERC monitors closely gender figures on every call and has taken actions to tackle imbalances and potential unconscious biases. Efforts made to understand and ensure equal treatment of all candidates, with particular focus on gender balance and with specific attention to fundamental physics, as well as data and statistics collected in running these highly competitive and internationally recognised funding schemes will be presented.