News & Press Releases

  • The European Space Sciences Committee selects Professor Chris Rapley CBE as its new appointed Chair

    May 26, 2020

    The European Space Sciences Committee (ESSC), the Expert Committee on Space Sciences of the European Science Foundation (ESF), is pleased to announce the selection of Professor Chris Rapley as its new incoming Chair. Professor Chris Rapley CBE is Professor of Climate Science at the University College London (UCL). With experience in Astronomy, Solar… Read more

  • The European Science Foundation appoints Véronique Halloin as its new President

    April 22, 2020

    The European Science Foundation (ESF) announces the appointment of Dr Véronique Halloin as its new President, with a focus on driving the Foundation’s strategy and development for  the next three years. A former Professor of Chemical Engineering and General Secretary of the Fund for Scientific Research (F.R.S.- FNRS), Dr Halloin is the first woman at the… Read more

  • CatRIS addresses all Research Infrastructures that offer COVID-19 relevant research services

    April 09, 2020

    Identification and access to Research Infrastructures offering services relevant to COVID-19 research is urgently needed for supporting researchers, enhancing collaborations and mapping current efforts and available resources, and this is where CatRIS lends its support. CatRIS is a portal to an aggregated catalogue of services and resources provided… Read more

  • European Science Foundation consults with its Community of Experts for the future of Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA)

    October 29, 2019

    Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) have been successful; How should they evolve?  The MSCA actions have been exceptionally successful and appreciated for over two decades. In preparation for the continuation of the awards under the Horizon Europe programme (2021-2027), representatives from stakeholder organisations, MSCA fellows and doctoral or… Read more

  • 150th Anniversary of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements

    June 28, 2019

    For 150 years, the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements has been providing an alphabet and a common key to understand our Universe for natural scientists worldwide. The ESF President Martin Hynes would like to join E-MRS and Secretary General Paul Siffert in celebrating the International Year of the Periodic Table and acknowledging this important… 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

  • 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