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13 Nov 2015

New agreement invites Mexican researchers to join ERC teams in Europe

The European Research Council (ERC) has announced that a new agreement has been concluded today to encourage Mexico's most promising young researchers to come to Europe and temporarily join research teams led by European Research Council (ERC) grant holders. The agreement was signed in Mexico City by European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation Carlos Moedas and Director General of the Mexican National Council of Science and Technology (Conacyt) Dr Cabero Mendoza.

Under this new agreement, research or postdoctoral fellows of Conacyt can undertake six to twelve months research visits, becoming part of teams led by ERC grant holders in Europe, while still continuing to receive their remuneration from Conacyt. Similar agreements have already been signed between the ERC and the US, South Korea, Argentina, Japan, China and South Africa.

On the occasion of the signing, Commissioner Moedas stated: "Today's agreement showcases the European Research Council's international relevance. Mexico has a great deal of talent to share and this initiative will connect a new generation of top researchers from Mexico with research teams in Europe. You have to be 'Open to the World' to promote innovation and scientific exchange in the 21st century and this closer collaboration between the EU and Mexico will help European research to push the frontiers of knowledge to the benefit of our global society".

For more information:

ERC - press release

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