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News article7 December 2018BrusselsDirectorate-General for Research and Innovation1 min read

Commission seeks candidates for the ERC Scientific Council

An independent Identification Committee set up by the European Commission has begun the search for potential candidates for membership of the Scientific Council of the European Research Council (ERC). Nominations are accepted until 14 January 2019.

Members of the ERC Scientific Council are appointed by the Commission on the basis of recommendations of the Identification Committee. The Committee is now directly asking the main representative organisations of the European research community through consultation letters for nominations of suitable candidates. However, it also welcomes nominations from other organisations representing European research.

Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, said:

The ERC has become synonymous with excellent research, and the Scientific Council steering it is composed of some of the most eminent European scientists and scholars. I look forward to seeing new candidates nominated for these prominent posts, particularly women. We have many excellent women in European research, and this should be reflected also in the nominations.

The current identification exercise will help identify members of the ERC Scientific Council who will come into office later in 2019 and contribute to a pool of candidates for future replacements of members.

More information, including on how to nominate, is provided in the Statement on Methodology and the Statement of Qualifications.


Publication date
7 December 2018
Directorate-General for Research and Innovation