We are extremely pleased to announce that, in response to a request from EURO on behalf of all Operational Research academics, the European Research Council (ERC) has agreed to include the term Operational Research in one of the current descriptors of the Mathematics Panel (PE1).
Starting from the 2021 calls the PE1_20 descriptor is renamed into “Control, Optimisation and Operational Research.”
The first 2021 ERC submission call, related to Starting Grant should open in approx. in one month; Consolidator and Advanced will follow closely. I would therefore like to ask you to consider submitting an ERC proposal – this is particularly important for young researchers eligible for Starting Grants (2 to 7 years after Ph.D.).
EURO remains open to any feedback or questions for clarification, and will activate its network to support at its best colleagues willing to submit an ERC proposal.
For the time being, you find below a subset of interesting links on the issue.
2021 ERC descriptors
Information on ERC calls
Information on 2021 Calls
How to write part B1 of an ERC proposal: https://youtu.be/HsmQRM88yyM How to write part B2 of an ERC proposal: https://youtu.be/4fpHkhitwA0 Important to know when applying: https://youtu.be/O7mOFL2tlQ8 How the evaluation works: https://youtu.be/FFhZX00AUV4
President of EURO