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18 Jul 2018

Applications invited for position of next ERC President

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An independent search committee which was appointed by the European Research, Science and Innovation Commissioner Carlos Moedas, is inviting applications for the post of the next President of the European Research Council (ERC). The committee will conduct the search process up to a shortlist of potential candidates to be submitted to the European Commission. The committee is chaired by Mario Monti, former Prime Minister of Italy. Among the seven members of the committee is former ERC President Helga Nowotny from Austria. 

According to the call for applications, the ERC President should be an internationally renowned and respected scientist. She/he will chair the ERC Scientific Council and will be the voice and public face of the ERC. She/he is expected to be a prominent advocate of frontier research and an ambassador of European science within and beyond Europe, with the aim of strengthening further the ERC's performance and prestige and Europe's science base in frontier research.

The new President of the ERC is due to take office from 1 January 2020. The term of office is limited to four years, renewable once. No age limit applies. Applicants must be nationals of an EU Member State. The deadline for applications is 1 October 2018.

For more information, including information on how to apply:

European Commission Research and Innovation website

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