Frontier Science in Europe with the ERC: Conversation with a Grantee

    19/11/2020 - 16:00
    Singapore, Singapore
    19/11/2020 - 17:00
    EURAXESS Worldwide with European Research Council

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You can access the presentation slides of the two panelists below.

Prof Kevin Heng - ERC Consolidator Grant Recipient (954.02 KB)

Prof Christine Foyer - Chair of ERC Consolidator Grant Panel (106.09 KB)


The European Research Council (ERC) is the premier European funding organisation for excellent frontier research. The ERC supports investigator-driven frontier research across all fields. It awards research grants to scientists and scholars from all over the world, both early-career and senior researchers, carrying out their ambitious research projects in all scientific disciplines in Europe.

A first webinar, detailing the ERC grant schemes as well as eligibility criteria and application procedures, was held on 15 September 2020. A recording is available here.

In this second installemnet of the ERC series 'Frontier Science in Europe' we will hear from a current ERC grantee who will share his advice how to navigate the application process for a successful outcome. The session will also feature an ERC proposal evaluator.

Who should attend?

This session is directed at post-doctoral researchers and established researchers (PhD + 2 to 15 years experience) of all disciplines and all nationalities. Participants should be familiar with the ERC Grants and the eligibility criteria. You may want to access the material presented in the first ERC webinar prior to attending this session.

When will this webinar take place?

This 1-hour webinar will take place on 19 November at 4.00pm Singapore time. Please ensure you confirm the timing in the time zone where you are based!

Will participants be able to ask questions?

Participants are encouraged to submit their questions prior to the event via email at asean@euraxess.net. Please use the subject heading 'Question for ERC webinar Asia'

Webinar participant will be able to submit questions to the speakers during the webinar in writing via the chat function.

Registration is compulsory. Space is limited.






Prof Kevin Heng

Astrophysicist and Professor in Bern, Switzerland

Kevin Heng is a tenured professor of astronomy and planetary science at the University of Bern, Switzerland, and the director of its Center for Space and Habitability (CSH). He is also Honorary Professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Warwick. Kevin Heng is a core science team member of the CHEOPS space mission of ESA and a project leader of the PlanetS National Center of Competence in Research (NCCR). He is the recipient of a 2017 ERC Consolidator Grant and the 2018 Chambliss Award. He is a regular writer / columnist for the American Scientist magazine. More information on Prof Heng’s professional profile: CV and publications.


Professor Christine Helen Foyer

Professor of Plant Sciences at Birmingham, UK


Christine Foyer is an expert in plant metabolism and its regulation under optimal and stress conditions. She is President Elect of the Association of Applied Biologists, the General Secretary of the Federation of European Societies of Plant Biologists, an elected Board Member of the American Society of Plant Biologists and a Member of the French Academy of Agriculture. She will soon take up the role of Editor in Chief of Food and Energy Security. She is also a senior Editor for Plant, Cell and Environment and an Associate the Biochemical Journal, The Journal of Experimental Biology and Physiologia Plantarum. Christine has over 400 published papers and currently has an H-Index of 96. For over ten years she has been on the Thomson Reuters IP and Science official list of Highly Cited Researchers ranked within the top 1% most cited works for their subject field and year of publication, earning a mark of Exceptional Impact.Focusing particularly on reduction/oxidation (redox) biology, her lab investigates how primary processes (photosynthesis respiration) alter the redox status of the cell and associated phytohormone signalling under optimal and stress conditions. She is a member of a number of Institutional Advisory Boards and is currently the Chair for the FWO grant review panel BIO1 in Belgium, and a Chair of one of the ERC Consolidator Grant Panels.