News and Press Releases

  • 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

  • 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

  • A Further 330 ESF files available to researchers 

    October 08, 2018

    The European Science Foundation (ESF) and the Historical Archives of the European Union (HAEU) are pleased to announce that a significant amount of the Foundation’s archival files are now open to the public at the HAEU in Florence. These files cover the period since the creation of the ESF in 1974 until 2005. Transferred from Strasbourg to the HAEU in... Read more

  • Europlanet Society launched at the European Planetary Science Congress 2018 

    September 20, 2018

    The Europlanet Society, a new membership organisation to promote the advancement of planetary science in Europe, has been launched today at the European Planetary Science Congress (EPSC) 2018 in Berlin. The Society is open to individual and institutional members and builds on the heritage of 15 years of Europlanet projects funded by the European Commission. ... Read more

  • Horizon 2020 project, MERIL-2, launches interactive tool mapping research infrastructures in Europe 

    September 12, 2018

    The European Commission funded MERIL-2 project (Mapping of the European Research Infrastructure Landscape), has introduced a new Data Visualization tool that allows users to discover all of the European research infrastructures (RI) in the MERIL database interactively. With the new tool, users can quickly see and explore data on the European research... Read more

  • ESF signs Memorandum of Understanding with NFEC in Korea to formalize collaboration agreement in the field of Research Infrastructures 

    August 24, 2018

    On 23 August 2018 the European Science Foundation signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Research Facilities and Equipment Center (NFEC), based at the Korea Basic Science Institute (KBSI), at the ESF headquarters in Strasbourg (France).  With this signature both organisations seal their partnership and strengthen their collaboration in the... Read more

  • What is new with MERIL? 

    July 24, 2018

    The MERIL team has been quite active in the last two months, travelling around Europe to present the project and to foster further discussions with the RI community and stakeholders. Interoperability workshop in Athens On 25 and 26 June 2018 the MERIL team organised a workshop hosted by EKT in Athens (Greece) to discuss interoperability challenges and... Read more

  • VI World Materials Summit Report Released 

    May 17, 2018

    ESF President Martin Hynes is pleased to have contributed to the design and execution of the World Materials Summit and especially the Young Researchers Forum held in Strasbourg in November 2017. The event was well attended and feedback from the younger researchers participating was especially positive. Click here to access more information about this... Read more

  • ESF to support the Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO) in the evaluation of their research grants 

    May 04, 2018

    The Strasbourg-based European Science Foundation (ESF) has recently been awarded a multi-year framework contract following a public call for tender launched by the Flanders Research Foundation FWO, to evaluate post-doctoral fellowships and research projects applications.Scientific research is increasingly competitive and the process of assessing proposals... Read more