Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology 9, 417-420 (May 2008) | doi:10.1038/nrm2374

Science and societyThe European Research Council — a new opportunity for European science

Carl-Henrik Heldin  About the author


The long-awaited European Research Council (ERC), which receives money from the research budget of the European Union and will finance fundamental science for Europe's scientists, has finally been established. With a focus on excellence, calls for both young and experienced scientists and an average budget of euro dollar1 billion per year, the ERC will have the opportunity to give basic research in Europe a significant boost.

Author affiliations

  1. Carl-Henrik Heldin is at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Uppsala University, Box 595, SE-751 24 Uppsala, Sweden.


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