News & Press Releases

  • Open Access gathers momentum: 10 organisations pledge financial support

    November 25, 2019

    To support the implementation of Plan S, the European Science Foundation, in partnership with cOAlition S, will host and operate a newly established cOAlition S office.  To date, 10 funders, including national funding agencies and philanthropic organisations, have pledged support of over €2m for this activity. Plan S is an initiative for Open Access… Read more

  • European Science Foundation identifies the best research proposals for funding on behalf of the Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO)

    November 14, 2019

    Between December 2018 and August 2019, the European Science Foundation (ESF) – Science Connect provided to the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO) with almost 5000 validated evaluations for research proposals, spanning all domains of research. All evaluation reports put together, they would represent a book of 11,000 pages. This is ESF’s largest grant… 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

  • How can Europe explore further, understand more and prepare better for adverse Space Weather effects?

    October 10, 2019

    A special report from international experts, spearheaded by the European Science Foundation’s European Space Science Committee, explains the challenges and provides a set of recommendations Based on two years’ continuing assessment of European activities in the realm of Space Weather, the European Space Science Committee (ESSC), an Expert Board on… 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

  • 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