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1
  • Physical and Engineering Sciences at ESF
  • NuPECC meeting
  • Vienna, March 13, 2009
  • Patrick Bressler (HoU, PESC)

2
ESF Member Organisations
75 MOs in 30 countries Research funding
organisations Research performing
organisations Academies
3
About ESF
  • The executive agency of the national agencies
  • ESF provides a common platform for
  • our Member Organisations (MOs) in
  • order to
  • advance European research
  • explore new directions for research at the
    European level
  • Through its activities, ESF serves the
  • needs of the European research
  • community in a global context.

4
Current Organisation
5
ESF offices in Strasbourg and Brussels
  • 1974 2000 2008
  • Budget 340 k 20 M 55 M
  • Staff 9 51 140
  • Offices in Strasbourg and Brussels (Conferences,
    COST)

6
A globally competitive ERA requires
  1. An effective European research policy,
    capitalising on cultural, geographic and
    scientific diversity
  2. A stimulating education system
  3. A single European labour market for researchers
  4. Adequate funding for top quality curiosity driven
    research
  5. Cross national funding, benchmarking of quality
    and shared scientific priorities for strategic
    research and bottom up researcher-driven
    programmes
  6. Excellent research institutions
  7. World-class research infrastructures
  8. Open access to the output of publicly funded
    research and permanent access to primary quality
    assured research data
  9. Effective and trusted bridges between science,
    society and the private sector
  10. Openness to the world

7
Basic Research Funding in Europe
Open competition Scientific excellence
FP 7 1 G/a
bottom up individual grants
Total 54 G/7a
gt 25 G/a
  • EC
  • Framework
  • Program 7

National Funding Organisations
50 M/a
ERANETs
foresight bottom up networking multinational
top down, variable geometries European
competitiveness, employment, innovation new
technologies economic growth
bottom-up Scientific excellence National
8
  • Instruments
  • Forward Looks
  • Exploratory Workshops
  • Member Organisation Fora
  • ESF Research Networking Programmes
  • EUROCORES
  • ESF Conferences
  • EuroBioFund
  • Expert Boards
  • COST (Brussels)
  • Surveys studies


9
Science Management close up
  • ESF Expert Boards (Marine, Polar)
  • MO representatives and policy makers,
    coordination joint-planning, Policy briefings,
  • ESF office and administration
  • ESF Expert Committees (ESSC, NuPECC, CRAF)
  • Independent scientists, scientific advice,
    roadmap and foresight exercises,
  • ESF office and administration

10
Science Strategy
  • Foresight and Policy Briefs
  • Forward Looks
  • INIF
  • Member Organisations Fora
  • Policy Briefing Reports
  • Exploratory Workshops

11
Forward Look
Series of workshops with foresighting
character. The state-of-the-art in 10 years and
what actions should be taken Expert
recommendations with an endorsement by the ESF
Governing Council
12
Science Synergy
  • Cooperation platform for
  • MOs scientists
  • ESF Research Networking Programmes (e.g. NES)
  • ESF Research Conferences
  • EUROCORES - European Collaborative Research

13
EUROCORES Programme funding


Research inter-CRP funding
Individual Project IP-2
More IPs
More APs
Funding Agency B
Funding Agency C
Funding Agency A
Self funded
14
(Old) EUROCORES time line
Months
Months
Themes
Programmes
0
Outline proposals Call
Call for EUROCORES themes
2
0
Outline proposal selection
Selection by EUROCORES Committee (ESF SCs)
4
3.5
6
Commitments from MOs Including Preparatory
workshops
9.5
8.5
EUROQUAM (5/2005 2/2007)
14
15
Characteristics of EUROCORES
  • Themes chosen in response to open Calls
    consultation with Funding Agencies
  • Investigator driven, all areas of science
  • Joint programme development (ESF manages dialogue
    between scientists and multiple funding agencies)
  • Single, multistage international peer review of
    projects accepted as basis for national funding
    decisions
  • Research funding remains national but is
    networked by ESF
  • Networking and scientific management funded by
    National Funding Organisations
  • Overall Quality Assurance by ESF

16
Key Figures EUROCORES
  • Currently 33 EUROCORES programmes in various
    stages
  • gt 110 M research funding for the 17 programmes
    in the research stage
  • More than 5500 scientists involved
  • 66 National funding organisations participate,
    not only ESF-MOs but also Ministries, Canada,
    Russia, Israel and the US (NSF) hence a
    framework for global cooperation
  • US Scientists play major role in the Peer Review
    and as members of the Review Panels

17
EUROCORES Programmes
  • Run for 3-4 years
  • 8-20 participating countries
  • Research budget of 5-10 M
  • 5-10 Collaborative Research Projects
  • 30-50 Individual Research Projects

18
Quality assurance
  • Science Advisory Board
  • Ensure overall quality
  • Ensure transparent high quality peer review gt3
    reviews, 1/3 outside Europe
  • Advice on theme selection
  • Advice on viability
  • Appoint independent review panel
  • High quality independent review panels
  • Clear conflict of interest rules

19
Criteria for Ranking of Full Proposals
  • Scientific quality of the CRP and IP proposal
  • Level of multidisciplinary integration within the
    CRP
  • Qualification of the applicants
  • Level of collaboration envisaged between the IPs
    in this CRP
  • Feasibility, incl. suitability of the methods
    selected
  • Overlap with existing projects (or projects
    applied for)
  • Suitability of budget items (value for money)
  • Review panels can make recommendations to
    strengthen the proposal (possible collaboration
    with other projects, composition of groups,
    workplan etc.)

20
EUROCORES governance
  • Review Panel
  • Independent, scientific experts
  • Key role in the Review Process
  • Scientific Committee
  • Representatives of the funded CRPs
  • Steering of networking within the programme
  • Management Committee
  • One representative (science administrator) from
    each participating Funding Organisation plus ESF
    Programme Coordinator
  • Overall direction of the EUROCORES programme

21
Networking and Integration
  • Building synergies with related national and
    international programmes and initiatives
  • Support of networking and integration of the
    research projects within and across EUROCORES
    Programmes
  • Capacity-building through summer schools and
    support of short-term visits for junior
    researchers involved in the Programme
  • Interactions and cooperation with other ESF
    activities and beyond
  • Targeted dissemination and promotion of
    scientific achievements and best practices

22
Cost of EUROCORES networking and coordination
  • EUROCORES Programme funding for 30 Individual
    Projects (Feasible gt 10 IPs)
  • Individual Project is about 250 k research
    funding over 3-4 years
  • Networking and coordination is about 10
  • Of that 10
  • 1 is cost of review and committee meetings
  • 5 is spent on networking events
  • 2.5 is spent on the science management (staff in
    ESF)
  • 1.5 is overhead

23
Strategic Plan - Instruments
  • Science Strategy
  • Forward Looks (250 k/I)
  • Members Organistion Fora (100k/I)
  • Exploratory Workshops (15k/I)
  • Research Infrastructures
  • Science Synergy
  • EUROCORES (3-12M/I)
  • ESF Research Networking Programmes
    (400-1000k/I) ESF Research
    Conferences
  • Science Management
  • EURYI (25M/a)
  • COST (30M/a)
  • EuroBioFund (1M/a)

24
Physical and Engineering Sciences Unit in 2008
Standing Committee PESC 35 independent
scientists New PESC Chair Mats Gyllenberg (chair
2009)
  • 6 (2) EUROCORES Programmes, annual volume
  • 7 mill. (800k networking activities)
  • 29 Research Network Programmes (RNPs), Annual
    volume 4 mill.
  • 11 Exploratory Workshops (2007 12, 2006 15)
  • 1 (1) Forward Looks
  • 3 (2) Interdisciplinary New Inititiaves (clean
    solar fuels, bio-actuators sensors, virtual
    mathematics libraries, complexity)
  • EUROCORES Pilot EUROBIOSAS (TOPCORES)

25
PESC facts in 2008
  • Support for Euroconference Series and Schools
  • ( 28 conferences)
  • Support for 2 ERC panels
  • Strategic Actions Molecular Frontiers
    Initiative (with CERC3, NSF others)
  • Support for Temporary Expert Committees
  • (Computational Sciences, Materials Sciences
    Engineering)
  • A new Expert Committee for Materials Sciences
    and Engineering ongoing strategic foresight and
    advice (e.g. to ESFRI)

26
PESC facts contd
  • 29 Research Network Programmes (RNPs), Annual
    volume 3 mill.
  • e.g.
  • PSI-K (190k/a) algorithms for electronic
    structure calculations
  • NES ( 130 k/a) Nanoelectronics and
    superconductors, cooperation with JSPS creating a
    global network

27
  • SONS (first call- 2002)
  • SONS (second call-2005)
  • FoNE
  • FANAS
  • S3T
  • EUROQUAM
  • EUROQUASAR

28
PESC EUROCORES RESEARCH FUNDING
29
SONS Self-Organized NanoStructures
Self-assemblies (bio)-nanostructures
supramolecular motors opto-electronics
Self-assembled or self-organized nanostructures
made of macromolecules, dendrimers, liquid
crystals, polymers, and nanoparticles allow a
controlled and well defined construction of
ordered architectures which can find applications
as DNA probes, LED, PV, magnetic information
storage and molecular motors and machines.
SONS I SONS II
  • 16 EFAs
  • 7 CRPs involving 26 research groups in 9
    countries
  • Budget 7 Mio over 4 years
  • 22 EFAs
  • 16 CRPs involving 80 research groups in 12
    countries
  • Budget 12 Mio for 4 years

www.esf.org/sons2
www.esf.org/sons
30
FoNE Fundamentals of NanoElectronics
Molecular-scale electronics quantum transport
Q-Dots CNTs magnetic nanostructures
The scientific goal of FoNE is to understand
quantum phenomena in semiconductors wires and
dots, spin-polarized transport in hybrid
nanostructures, and electron-dependent transport
in single-molecules and carbon nanotubes (CNTs).
  • 5 CRPs involving 27 research groups in 10
    countries
  • Budget is 5 Mio over 4 years

www.esf.org/fone
31
FANAS Friction and Adhesion in Nanomechanical
Systems
Nanotribology friction adhesion lubrication
wear dissipation nanoparticles
FANAS aims to get a better insight on the
origins of friction and adhesion on a atomic
scale and to learn how to control them.
17 EFAs in 16 Countries
www.esf.org/fanas
32
Smart Structural Systems Technology S3T
Aim of the programme To further extend
state-of-the-art in monitoring and active control
of Smart structural systems.
  • Focus
  • Modelling of structures and machines
  • Sensors and Actuators
  • Systems
  • Analysis and Decision-Making
  • Multidisciplinary by nature
  • Civil, Mechanical, Electrical Aerospace
    Engineering
  • Computer Science and Computer Engineering
  • Systems Engineering, Material Science,
  • Engineering Physics,

33
S3T Smart Structural Systems Technologies
Funded projects 7 CRPs from 9 countries
involving 45 teams Research funding 3.5 to 4
M
  • Examples of Networking Activities
  • With NSF participation and mutual interests for
    extension of networking activities
  • Joint invited sessions in the world forum on
    Smart Structures and Materials in China
  • Several other join events are being planned,
    e.g., Aeronautics and Space applications of Smart
    Materials and Structures
  • Programme related short courses for PhD Students
    and Practicing Engineers

34
EuroQUAM Cold Quantum Matter
  • Currently at the decision phase
  • First PESC EUROCORES through the open call for
    Theme Proposals 2005-2006
  • Funding Decisions are almost finalised results
    will be announced at the beginning of May
  • 15 countries participated
  • More than 7 M indicated
  • 21 Outline Proposals submitted
  • 17 Full Proposals assessed and ranked
  • 6 projects expected for funding

35
EuroQUAM Cold Quantum Matter
  • Topics
  • Atomic quantum gases with controllable
    interactions
  • Formation of molecules in ultracold atomic gases
  • Cooling molecules
  • Ultracold plasmas and Rydberg gases

36
QUASAR Quantum Standard and Metrology
  • Quantum cold matter and BEC for new high
    precision standards
  • 11 countries participating
  • 6.5 M in the programme
  • Topics
  • Quantum Standards such as optical clocks and
    inertial sensors, novel sensors
  • Quantum Metrology
  • Quantum Engineering
  • Fundamental tests and multi-disciplinary
    applications

37
  • Instruments
  • Forward Looks
  • Exploratory Workshops
  • Member Organisation Fora
  • ESF Research Networking Programmes
  • EUROCORES
  • ESF Conferences
  • EuroBioFund
  • Expert Boards
  • COST (Brussels)
  • Surveys studies


38
ESF Topics for PESC 2009
  • EUROGRAPHENE (research on graphene-based
    electronics
  • EUROGENESIS (element formation, early star
    development and the evolution of the universe)
  • EUROSYNTH BIO (synthetic biology, functional
    biomaterials)
  • EUROBIOSAS (Biologically inspired engineering,
    sensors and actuators)
  • Research Network Programmes (e.g. NES)
  • Statutory Review 2009 Expert Committees (2010)









39
Patrick farewell slide
  • Things still to come
  • GENESIS in the call stage (Ana Helman) (12 MOs)
  • DLs 24 March 2009, 24 April 2009, (24 June 2009)
  • http//www.esf.org/activities/eurocores/programmes
    /eurogenesis/call-for-proposals.html
  • MatSEEC has been approved (new role for PESC)
  • European Energy Conference, organised by EPS,
    EuChemS, EMRS and ESF
  • Barcelona April 2010 (4 days) to cover nuclear
    energy as well.
  • Organizing Committee J. R. Morante (Barcelona)
  • Steering Committee P. Bressler (ESF/HZB Berlin)
  • Scientific Programme Committee A. McEvoy (EPF
    Lausanne)

40
Patricks farewell slide 2
  • Thank you bye bye (!?)
  • I am moving to the Helmholtz-Center Berlin for
    Materials and Energy
  • patrick.bressler_at_helmholtz-berlin.de
  • patrick.bressler_at_berlin.de
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