ERC secretary-general Donald Dingwell and Dr Dr Nicole Boivin
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EU's 'frontier funder' turns five

British-based scientists have received almost a billion euros in funding from the European Research Council (ERC) since it was set up five years ago.

The UK has been by far the most successful EU nation in winning grants from the agency that prioritises frontier, or "blue skies", study.

Prof Donald Dingwell, the ERC's secretary-general, explains how the council came to be set up.

  • 24 Feb 2012
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