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27 Oct 2016

Canadian researchers to join ERC teams in Europe

On 27 October 2016, a new deal between Canada and the European Union was concluded to encourage talented Canadian researchers to join European Research Council (ERC) teams in Europe. Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation Carlos Moedas and President of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Dr Ted Hewitt signed the agreement at an event in Brussels, with ERC President Professor Jean-Pierre Bourguignon as host. Also in attendance was the President of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Dr B. Mario Pinto.

With grants open to talent of any nationality, the ERC strives to attract more top researchers as grantees from around the world. So far, some 60 Canadian researchers were awarded ERC grants. It also encourages more non-European scientists to join teams, led by ERC grantees. On average, grantees employ around six team members as part of their ERC projects. An estimate shows that some 18% of these team members are non-European nationals.

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