News & Press Releases

  • European Science Foundation announces appointment of new Chief Executive, Mr N.Walter 

    May 27, 2019

    Mr Nicolas Walter has been appointed Chief Executive of the Strasbourg-based European Science Foundation (ESF), effective 1 July 2019. With 17 years’ experience in research management, Mr Walter will lead the organization in its next phase of development. Over the past three years, he has been restructuring ESF’s grant evaluation activities, from the... Read more

  • New set of ESF online archives now available for research 

    May 13, 2019

    The European Science Foundation (ESF) and the Historical Archives of the European Union (HAEU) are pleased to announce that a new group of 330 files of the ESF historical archives have been inventoried and made available for research in the HAEU online database. Thanks to this new release, a significant amount of the Foundation’s archival files is now open... Read more

  • Contribute to CatRIS project’s online catalogue of research infrastructure services 

    April 02, 2019

    CatRIS (Catalogue of Research Infrastructure Services), is a new project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme and coordinated by the ESF.  CatRIs will build an online catalogue of European research infrastructure services, with particular emphasis on physical infrastructures. This novel information gateway will help improve the visibility... Read more

  • ESF’s contribution to achieving gender balance 

    March 08, 2019

    At the European Science Foundation we have been addressing the gender aspects of research for over ten years, building in particular on the outputs from: Research Careers in European Landscape and HorizonsESF Member Organisation Forums on Developing Research Careers In and Beyond EuropeEuropean Gender Summit 2012 hosted by the ESFPublication of the Code of... Read more

  • PRO-RES project kicked off with first workshop in Brussels 

    December 05, 2018

    The PRO-RES project, a European Commission funded project that aims at PROmoting ethics and integrity in non-medical RESearch, just conducted its first workshop in Brussels on 13 November 2018. This workshop was the first of a series of planned events for the whole duration of the project, and was hosted at the European Policy Centre and included several... Read more

  • European Science Foundation signs agreement to host the Europlanet Society in Strasbourg 

    November 14, 2018

    The Europlanet Society was formally established yesterday at an official event in the City Hall of Strasbourg following the announcement made at the European Planetary Science Congress (EPSC) 2018 in Berlin. The Europlanet Society is a new membership organisation that aims to promote the advancement of planetary science in Europe and builds on the heritage... Read more

  • ESF’s European Space Sciences Committee welcomes decisions taken at ESA Intermediate Ministerial Council meeting 2018 

    November 12, 2018

    The European Space Sciences Committee (ESSC) – the independent expert committee on space sciences of the European Science Foundation (ESF) – welcomes the outcome from the recent ESA Intermediate Ministerial Council meeting that took place in Madrid, Spain on 25 October 2018, under the chairmanship of Mr Pedro Duque, Spanish Minister responsible for space. ... Read more

  • ESSC member, Prof Hermann J Opgenoorth, awarded the Baron Marcel Nicolet Space Weather Medal 2018 

    November 07, 2018

    Prof Hermann J Opgenoorth was awarded the Baron Marcel Nicolet medal 2018 for his efforts in the international coordination of Space Weather. The medal ceremony was held during the 15th European Space Weather Week in Leuven (Belgium) on 5 November 2018. There are three international space weather and space climate medals which are awarded every year to... Read more

  • IUMRS Survey on the Evolution of Scientific Publishing 

    October 30, 2018

    It is vital to be well informed prior to making important decisions in relation to the management of the scientific effort. Establishing good base-line data will be important for each research domain.  For this reason, ESF is pleased to assist IUMRS in the promotion of this survey.  The International Union of Materials Research Societies (IUMRS) has... Read more

  • NuPECC - 30 years in service of European Nuclear Physics 

    October 25, 2018

    On 12 and 13 October 2018 the European Science Foundation’s Nuclear Physics European Collaboration Committee (NuPECC) celebrated 30 years of its existence and activities done in the service of the European Nuclear Physics community. The anniversary coincided with NuPEC’s 93rd plenary meeting, which was hosted by the Horia Hulubei National Institute for R&D... Read more