Workshop discusses European Union’s research funding through ERC program
FGV, with the support of EURAXESS Brasil and the European Network of Research and Innovation Centres and Hubs (ENRICH), received Ylva Huber, national contact point for the European Research Council (ERC) in Austria, on July 30 in Sao Paulo and on August 1 in Rio de Janeiro. The guest led workshops on “How to write competitive grant applications for ERC.”
The training, free of charge and open to people with PhDs and researchers in all areas of knowledge, discussed European funding options involving ERC. Huber advised academics on how to draft competitive proposals through practical exercises, such as discussions and analysis of successful applications.
The events were attended by Brazilian national contact points for the social and human sciences in the European Horizon 2020 Program, Goret Pereira Paulo (of FGV’s Research and Applied Knowledge Network) and Matias Spektor (of FGV’s School of International Relations), as well as EURAXESS Brasil’s national representative, Charlotte Grawitz, and researchers from various research institutions, such as IMPA, IME, Embrapa, UFRJ, UERJ, UFF, USP, Unicamp and FGV.
ERC is a European Union organization that promotes research. It was established by the European Commission in 2007, with the aim of supporting excellent scientific research that expands knowledge frontiers. Unlike other European Commission research support mechanisms, ERC stands out for its bottom-up approach and because it is oriented by the research community itself, thereby permitting the identification of new research guidelines and opportunities focused more on global challenges than on areas of knowledge themselves.