Parallel sessions: European Research Council: widening participation

Parallel session, Tuesday, 24th September 2013, 14:00-15:30, Room I-417, 4th floor

No other part of European research funding has a higher share dedicated to the Social Sciences and Humanities than the European Research Council (ERC). Solely based on excellence, the ERC has gained great reputation and offers a unique opportunity also for SSH to advance frontier research and to attract visibility. However, the discrepancies in the geographical spread of the ERC grants concerns scientists and policy makers alike. Based on individual experiences from three ERC Grantees in the Social Sciences and Humanities, and on statistical evidence provided by ERC Scientific Council members, this session aims at discussing what can be done in order to widening participation in ERC funding calls from all parts of Europe.

Roundtable discussion:
Nicolas Canny, National University of Ireland
Nuria Sebastian Galles, University Pompeu Fabra, Spain
Natalia Letki, University of Warsaw , Poland
Kenneth Hugdahl, University of Bergen, Norway
Vladimir Canudas Romo, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Moderator: Alain Peyraube, the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) , School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (EHESS) and Collegium de Lyon, France