28. May 2015

Career Tracking of Doctorate Holders - Investing in the future: are we supporting the right choices?

ESF has just published a report on a pilot study of the career paths of post-doctorates and doctorate alumni from five research funding and research performing organisations: AXA Research Fund (AXA RF), France, Fonds National de la Recherche (FNR), Luxembourg, Goethe Graduate Academy at the Goethe... [more]

13. April 2015

Extreme Geohazards: Reducing the Disaster Risk and Increasing Resilience

Extreme hazards – rare, high-impact events – pose a serious and underestimated threat to humanity. The extremes of the broad ensemble of natural and anthropogenic hazards can lead to global disasters and catastrophes. Because they are rare and modern society lacks experience with them, they tend to... [more]

18. March 2015

The journal Carbon publishes a special issue devoted to the EuroGRAPHENE programme of the European Science Foundation, with input from the Graphene Flagship.

By Dr Francis Sedgemore *. Science publishing house Elsevier has just published a special issue of the journal Carbon dedicated to the European Science Foundation’s EuroGRAPHENE programme. Several of the editors involved in the new publication are... [more]

26. February 2015

Review of MEPAG Report on Planetary Protection for Mars Special Regions

The ad hoc Committee for the Review of the Mars Exploration Program Analysis Group (MEPAG) Report on Planetary Protection for Mars Special Regions was established jointly by the European Science Foundation and the US National Research Council to review the 2014 Mars Special Regions report issued by... [more]

29. January 2015

Forward Look Report on Quantum Biology Presented in Brussels

The scientific community represented by about forty researchers and officials from research funding organisations gathered in Brussels on 23 January 2015 to present the outcomes of the European Science Foundation’s (ESF) Foresight Activity on Research in Quantum Biology (FarQBio).  [more]

22. January 2015

Discussion Paper "The Future of Security Research in the Social Sciences and Humanities"

Security, the security of society and of individuals, is at the centre of concerns of contemporary society. In recent years it has, however, become clear that developing new technologies alone will not improve our security. It is now widely accepted that security depends as much on attitudes and... [more]

15. January 2015

EC Roadmap “Metallurgy made in and for Europe” based on an ESF MatSEEC Science Position Paper

The European Commission recently published a Metallurgy Roadmap entitled “Metallurgy made in and for Europe - The Perspective of Producers and End-Users” considering the recommendations made by the ESF Materials Science and Engineering Expert Committee (MatSEEC) in its science position paper... [more]

22. December 2014

Evaluation of the Hungarian Scientific Research Fund (OTKA) published

The European Science Foundation (ESF) was commissioned by the Hungarian Scientific Research Fund (OTKA) to conduct an evaluation of OTKA in the five-year period 2009 – 2013. The scope of the evaluation included an assessment of OTKA’s governance and management structures, its funding portfolio... [more]

18. December 2014

The European Polar Board Secretariat is moving

ESF would like to inform you that the European Polar Board secretariat will be moving to the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), its new location, as of 1st January 2015.  [more]

24. November 2014

Launch of a NuPECC-ESF report

The report was presented in Brussels today at an event held under the auspices of the Italian EU Presidency, gathering over sixty experts in the fields of nuclear physics and medical research. [more]