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Conference | Information meeting

Celebrating the European Research Council’s 10th anniversary

Friday 23 June 2017
Rapenburg 73
2311 GJ Leiden

It has been ten years since the European Research Council (ERC) was established in 2007. The ERC is currently awarding projects through Horizon 2020, the EU’s programme for funding research and innovation. Leiden University and LUMC academics have been actively engaged and successful in this programme since the beginning, having obtained over 70 awards with an value of over 100M Euro during these past ten years.

New applicants ERC welcome

Leiden University and LUMC are delighted to invite you to this event to celebrate 10 years of the ERC and the success of Leiden academics in the programme. We like to honour all Leiden ERC grantees.

We warmly welcome all those who would like to apply for an ERC Starting, Consolidator or Advanced Grants to come along to the event to hear about the different schemes and meet grantholders.


08.45 – 09.15 Registration with tea and coffee
09.15 – 09.30 Opening address by Carel Stolker and Pancras Hogendoorn
09.30 – 10.30 Keynote lecture - 'My ERC story' by Eveline Crone
10.00 – 10.25 Session 1 - ERC grantholders Petra Sijpesteijn & Sjaak Neefjes
10.25 – 10.30 ERC Grantees Group Photo

10:30 – 11.00 Coffee break

11.00 – 11.15 'Dutch results in 10 years ERC and basics on ERC Synergy 2018 call' by Doenja Koppejan
11.15 – 12.00 Session 2 - ERC Grant holders Dennis Hetterscheid, Fijs van Leeuwen & Carlo Beenakker

12.00 - 13.00 Networking Lunch

13.00 - 14.30 Dedicated information session for future applicants



Sorry, it's no longer possible to register for this event. Please send and email to events@luris.nl if you would like us to place you on the waiting list.

This event is organised by Luris, Knowledge Exchange Office for Leiden University and LUMC and LUMC’s Directorate Research.

A Leiden Success story: NEXUS1492 - Caribbean encounters with a globalizing world

The highest value project is an ERC Synergy Grant awarded in 2013 called NEXUS1492: Caribbean encounters with a globalizing world which was led by Prof.dr. Corinne Hofman, Faculty of Archaeology.

The total project value is 14.8MEuro of which Leiden was awarded 9.2MEuro. Click here for a short video on the project.

The ERC will be re-launching the Synergy Grant programme in 2018 after evaluating the pilot which was trialled during 2012 and 2013. Click here for more information.

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