New EU-Australia agreement enables research visits to Europe
On 13 February 2019, the European Commission's Deputy Director-General for Research and Innovation, Signe Ratso, and Australia’s Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel signed a new agreement that enables first-class researchers from Australia to join teams funded by the European Research Council (ERC). The joint initiative with the Australian Research Council (ARC) is the second of its kind for the ERC with an Australian funding body. The initiative aims to encourage top scientific talent funded by the Australian Research Council to make research visits to Europe, where they will temporarily join ERC-funded teams.
In October last year, a similar agreement was concluded with the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).
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