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Web Date: January 25, 2010

European Research Council President Steps Down

Funding: Fotis C. Kafatos resigns from granting agency
Department: ACS News
Keywords: Fotis C. Kafatos, European research council, funding

The founding president of the European Research Council, Fotis C. Kafatos, announced he will give up his position at the agency. Established in 2005, the ERC has a $10 billion budget over six years (2007–2013) for supporting research and investigators in Europe based solely on scientific merit, not on politics, economics, or geography.

Kafatos leaves the scientific arm of the ERC as the agency responds to a report released last summer that slammed . . .

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