New EU-Singapore initiative for top Singaporean scientists to join European Research Council teams

7 Oct 2019 

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(from left) Professor Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, President, European Research Council; Mr Jean-Eric Paquet, Director-General for Research and Innovation, European Commission; Professor Low Teck Seng, Chief Executive Officer, National Research Foundation Singapore; Ms Chan Lai Fung, Permanent Secretary for National Research and Development and Chairman of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research

A new European Union-Singapore initiative has been launched to encourage top Singaporean scientists to join research teams funded by the European Research Council (ERC).  The new scheme encourages high-calibre researchers supported by the National Research Foundation Singapore (NRF) to make research visits to Europe, where they will have the opportunity work in ERC-funded teams.

The initiative was signed by the European Commission's Director-General for Research and Innovation, Jean-Eric Paquet, and the Chief Executive Officer of the NRF, Professor Low Teck Seng, in the presence of ERC President Professor Jean-Pierre Bourguignon and Singapore’s Permanent Secretary for National Research and Development and Chairman of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research, Ms Chan Lai Fung. 


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