Transfer of the European Reference Index for the Humanities (ERIH)

The European Science Foundation (ESF) and the Norwegian Social Science Data Services (NSD) are pleased to announce that the transfer of the European...

New concepts of mobility to foster career development and gender balance in Europe

A session on ‘New concepts of mobility to foster career development and gender balance in Europe’ was jointly organised by the European Science...

Opening of the exhibition of Nobel Laureate Portraits photographed by Peter Badge

50 remarkable portraits of Nobel Laureates photographed by Peter Badge are on display from 24 May until 13 June 2014 at the Hôtel de Ville , salle...

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European Social Survey Round 8 Questionnaire Module Call

The call for proposals from multi-national teams - to design modules for the European Social Survey (ESS) Round 8 questionnaire - has now opened. ESS...

GRAPHENE Flagship Competitive Call now open

The GRAPHENE Flagship Project consortium will be extended with new partners demonstrating complementarities to carry out specific research tasks...

Research Networking Programme CONGENOMICS - Call for short visit grants

The ConGenOmics programme is a European network platform for the exchange of knowledge and facilities in the context of conservation genomics. By...

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Press Releases

Forecasting the development of breakthrough technologies to enable novel space missions

A new report, Technological Breakthroughs for Scientific Progress (TECHBREAK), has been published today by the European Science Foundation.

ESF’s 40th birthday – A celebration of 40 years of European Science

On 15-16 May 2014, the European Science Foundation (ESF) holds a celebratory event in Strasbourg to commemorate its 40 years of scientific networking...

Scientists begin Mars exploration in a deep mine

This week, twenty European scientists will gather at Boulby mine in the UK to begin testing technologies for the exploration of Mars and hunting for...

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Upcoming Conferences

ESF-EMBO Symposium

Flies, Worms and Robots: Combining Perspectives on Minibrains and Behaviour
Sant Feliu de Guixols, Spain, 8.11 - 13.11 2014. (closing date: 10. August 2014)

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Recent Developments

ESF was recently commissioned by the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) in Portugal to set up review panels and implement the first stage of the 2013 Research Units evaluation. The independent evaluation delivered by ESF, its panel members and expert peer reviewers was performed in line with the highest international standards. Further details.

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Synthetic Biology in Europe

Watch this 30 mn documentary showing current developments in the field of synthetic biology in Europe produced by the ESF EUROCORES EuroSYNBIO programme. More about the programme here.