European Space Sciences Committee (ESSC): Chair Elect Prof Athena Coustenis endorsed by ESF Governing Council

The ESF Governing Council meeting in Munich on 14-15 April 2014 endorsed the nomination of Prof. Athena Coustenis (Meudon Observatory) as the...

MatSEEC partner of the 7th International Conference on Bio-based Materials

Taking place in Maternushaus, Cologne, Germany, 8 -10 April 2014, it's one of the biggest conferences of its kind with more than 180 participants...

Research Networking Programme NETWORDS - Summer School announcement

the 2nd Interdisciplinary Summer School on Words: structure, meaning, acquisition, processing will take place in TRONDHEIM (NORWAY), 4th-9th August...

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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

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...

New Forward Look report available "Media in Europe: New Questions for Research and Policy"

A new report from the European Science Foundation, ‘Media in Europe: New Questions for Research and Policy’, examines the field of media studies and...

Arctic 2050: Towards ecosystem-based management in a changing Arctic Ocean

European Marine Board Forum discusses the implications of a changing Arctic.

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ESF in the media

Upcoming Conferences

ESF-EMBO Symposium

Synthetic Biology of Antibiotic Production II
Sant Feliu de Guixols, Spain, 30.8 - 4.9 2014. (closing date: 1. June 2014)

ESF-EMBO Symposium

Long Regulatory RNAs
Polonia Castle Pultusk, Poland, 13.9 - 18.9 2014. (closing date: 15. June 2014)

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

During the course of 2013 ESF is focusing on the responsible winding down of its traditional research instruments and the transfer of policy activities to Science Europe. To ensure the continued high level and quality of science management we have restructured the organisation to run more efficiently and...

ESF celebrates its 40th anniversary

2014 sees the European Science Foundation celebrate its 40th Anniversary.

Visit the Anniversary Website to learn more.