New report from influential group recommends ditching large-scale projects in favour of funding outstanding individual researchers, getting rid of submission deadlines and awarding smaller grants to make the pie go further.
Ten years of Dutch participation in the ERC programme have been very rewarding for the small nation. The Dutch population accounts for only 3% of the total union but it receives an impressive 9% of the ERC grants. Is this a blessing or a curse?
Bulgaria Risks Losing Funding for Research Infrastructure Modernisation
Bulgaria is set to lose millions of euros in EU funding aimed at modernising the country’s research infrastructure and stimulating its innovation potential, apparently due to its inability to select independent evaluators.
The European Commission, which spends more than €10 billion annually on research, may set up a “publishing platform” for the scientists it funds, in an attempt to accelerate the transition to open-access publishing in Europe.