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Wed 08 May

Infoday European Research Council (ERC)

The European Research Council (ERC), through its different funding schemes (Starting- StG, Consolidator-CoG, Advanced -AdG), offers individual funding for frontier research on topics proposed by the researchers themselves.

The infoday, held in Italian and addressed to research fellows, researchers and professors of the Politecnico di Torino, will highlight the opportunities offered by the Programme, illustrate the key features of an ERC idea and profile, with a focus on the novelties introduced by the 2024 Work Programme, especially as to the evaluation criteria. The support offered to applicants and winners by the Individual Foundamental Research Grant Office – RIMIN Department (Research, Technology Transfer and Innovation) will be also illustrated.

The workshop, organised by the Individual Foundamental Research Grant Office, will be attended by Dr. Gearóid Ó Máille, ERC Scientific Officer, and three winners in the Physical and Engineering (PE) and Social Science and Humanities (SSH) fields, Proff. Francesco Scotognella (Politecnico di Torino), Massimo Leone (University of Turin) and Alessia Melegaro (Bocconi University).

10:00 – 10:10 - Institutional welcome speech
10:10 - 10:50 - Introduction to funding opportunities from the European Research Council - Dr. Gearóid Ó Máille, ERC Scientific Officer, Physical Sciences and Engineering Unit
10:50 – 11:00 - Presentation of the support offered by the Politecnico to ERC applicants and winners – Maria Onorato, Individual Grants for Research Careers Office - RIMIN Division
11:00 - 11:20 - The Experience of an ERC CoG Winner in the PE field ("PAIDEIA - PlAsmon InduceD hot Electron extraction with doped semiconductors for Infrared solAr energy" project) - Prof. Francesco Scotognella, Politecnico di Torino
11:20 - 11:40 - The experience of an ERC CoG Winner in the SSH field ("FACETS - Face Aesthetics in Contemporary E-Technological Societies" project) – Prof. Massimo Leone, University of Turin
11:40 - 12:00 - The experience of an ERC CoG Winner in the SSH field ("IMMUNE - Modelling the Impact of Human Behaviours on Infections Spread" project) – Prof. Alessia Melegaro, Bocconi University
12:00 – 12:30 - Q&A

The event is open to Politecnico di Torino staff only. It will be held in presence at the premises of Sala Emma Strada Participants must register at this link by May 6th (you will not receive any confirmation message).

For further information, please refer to Maria Onorato (int. 3307) and Valeria Di Caro (int. 5931) of the Investigator driven Research and Innovation Grant Office (RIMIN Division) or at