Tackling the ERC paradox – Nature Italy, 12 November 2021

Italian scientists win many grants from the European Research Council, but often end up taking their projects abroad. A new association of past winners wants to reverse the trend.

Researchers working in Italy fight an increasingly uphill battle in the competition for grants awarded by the European Research Council (ERC), the European Union’s most influential instrument for funding fundamental and frontier research. Despite the great engagement shown by the Italian scientific community, funding for fundamental and frontier research in Italy have remained too low for the past 20 years.

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