Funding for Research in Mathematics: the European Research Council

Date: August 13
Time: 16:00--18:00
Room: 311A

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Macias, Angeles (ERCEA)

Abstract: The aim of this workshop is to disseminate the research funding programmes of the European Research Council (ERC), a branch of the European Commission. They are individual-oriented, bottom up in the subject, for up to 5 years, and very substantial in size. Overall, the PIs are required to work in Europe for at least half of their time. The workshop will combine: a) a presentation of the ERC policies, b) a description of the schemes (Starting, Consolidator, and Advanced Grants), c) a sample of some of the projects that are currently being developed (by PIs), and d) an explanation of the evaluation procedures (by panel members). All in all, the workshop intends to encourage potentially competitive candidates to apply by making them aware of this opportunity. In addition to the expected participants proposed by the ERC, the contribution of high-level representatives of the Chinese mathematical community and of the national research funding body would be very desirable.


European Research Council (ERC) mission 7'
Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, ERC President (chair)

Welcome to ICIAM 2015 –Mathematics Research in China - CAS 7'
ZhiMing Ma, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Mathematics Research in China - Universities 7'
Shige Peng, Shandong University

Mathematics Research – General Trends of funding agencies 7'
Tony F. Chan, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

NSF – ERC agreement 7'
Zhao Guilin, Department of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, National Natural Science Foundation of China


Step by step to ERC grants (video) 5'

Grant schemes, opportunities, ERC-China agreement, opportunities 5'
Angeles Macias, ERC programme officer

Tics for a good proposal: a success B1part (Project Synopsys) 5'
Enrique Zuazua, AdG panel chair

Interdisciplinary aspects in mathematics research 5'
Volker Mehrmann, AdG panel member

Evaluation keys – Remote Reviewers 5'
Maria Esteban, AdG panel chair

The Interviews (Evaluation Step 2) 5'
José Antonio Carrillo, CoG panel member


My project, opportunities for young researchers, personal experience 10'
Annalisa Buffa, StG 2007 grantee

My project, opportunities for middle career researchers, personal experience 10'
Martin Hairer, CoG 2013 grantee

My project, opportunities for high prestige researchers, personal experience 10'
Jean-Michel Coron, AdG 2010 grantee


Questions and Answer session 20'

Wrap-up/ close Session 5'


Code: Type-Date-Time-Room No.
Type : IL=Invited Lecture, SL=Special Lectures, MS=Minisymposia, IM=Industrial Minisymposia, CP=Contributed Papers, PP=Posters
Date: Mo=Monday, Tu=Tuesday, We=Wednesday, Th=Thursday, Fr=Friday
Time : A=8:30-9:30, B=10:00-11:00, C=11:10-12:10, BC=10:00-12:10, D=13:30-15:30, E=16:00-18:00, F=19:00-20:00, G=12:10-13:30, H=15:30-16:00
Room No.: TBA