31. March 2015

AGU "Editor's Citation for Excellence in Refereeing" awarded to TU Wien Researcher

Dr. Rui A. P. Perdigão, researcher at TU Wien and Flood Change team member, was distinguished by the American...

21.-22. October 2014

Symposium "Land Use Change Impacts on Floods"

In October 2014 the Flood Change Team of the Technical University of Vienna organised a Symposium with the aim...

5.-6. September 2013

Symposium "Deciphering River Flood Change: Historical Floods"

In 2013 another workshop was organised in the framework of the ERC project "FloodChange" in the...

ERC Grants

The European Research Council (ERC) encourages high quality research in Europe through competitive funding. It was set up in 2007 under the EU's Seventh Framework Programme for Research (FP7, 2007-2013). It aims to enhance the dynamic character, creativity and excellence of European research at the frontiers of knowledge.

Through a highly competitive review process the very best researchers are funded to perform their research in Europe. Since 2007, some 4,000 projects have been selected for funding from more than 40,000 applications.

The ERC’s main goals are to:

  • Support the best of the best in Europe across all fields of science, scholarship and engineering
  • Promote wholly investigator-driven, or 'bottom-up' frontier research
  • Encourage the work of the established and next generation of independent top research leaders in Europe
  • Reward innovative proposals by placing emphasis on the quality of the idea rather than the research area
  • Raise the status and visibility of European frontier research and the very best researchers of today and tomorrow

The main funding categories of the ERC are:

  • ERC Starting Grants (for young researchers with 2-5 years experience after PhD)
  • ERC Consolidator Grants (for researchers with 7-12 years experience after the PhD)
  • ERC Advanced Grants (for senior researchers)

„Deciphering River Flood Change” is an ERC Advanced Grant.

For more information please see the ERC website: http://erc.europa.eu