The European Research Council--a new opportunity for European science

Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol. 2008 May;9(5):417-20. doi: 10.1038/nrm2374.


The long-awaited European Research Council (ERC), which receives money from the research budget of the European Union and will finance fundamental science for Europe's scientists, has finally been established. With a focus on excellence, calls for both young and experienced scientists and an average budget of \[euro]1 billion per year, the ERC will have the opportunity to give basic research in Europe a significant boost.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • European Union*
  • Humans
  • Organizations* / economics
  • Research / economics*
  • Research Personnel
  • Research Support as Topic*