PhD) and is an ESF staff member who reportsto the Management Committee (MC) and ESF.
The EUROCORES Scheme is the overallframework for the development and running ofEUROCORES programmes.The EUROCORES Scheme sets standards andprovides harmonised procedures for allEUROCORES programmes.
EUROCORES Support Contract
The contract no. ERAS-CT-2003-980409between the ESF and the EuropeanCommission for the support of theEUROCORES programmes within the sixthframework programme runs until the end of2008. The funds of the EUROCORES SupportContract support the development, theInternational Peer Review and the networkingof EUROCORES programmes.
A EUROCORES Theme is an idea for a newEUROCORES Programme. Guidelines for thesubmission of EUROCORES theme proposalsare available on the website at
and proposals forEUROCORES themes are invited once a year(with a deadline of, normally, 1
The “evaluation” process in the EUROCORESScheme describes the progress of evaluatingthe achievements of a running EUROCORESCRP or programme with respect to the setobjectives or milestones of the CRP andProgramme.
Individual Project (IP)
A research activity/project within a CollaborativeResearch Project which is led by a PrincipalInvestigator (PI) and supported by a nationalEUROCORES Funding Organisation (EFO) isan Individual Project. The PI applies for nationalfunding in the context of a CRP’s researchobjectives.A minimum number of 3 Individual Projectsmake up a Collaborative Research Project. TheIP budget request should include funds fornetworking within the Collaborative ResearchProject.
Management Committee (MC)
Mandate of the Management Committee:
Has overall responsibility for theEUROCORES Programme within theguidelines of the EUROCORESScheme
Can request expert advice from theEUROCORES Scientific Committee,Review Panel or any other ad-hocadvisory group
Each MC member is responsible forliaison with their funding organisation,including supervision of funding processfor EUROCORES projects within theirorganisation.
Members may attend all meetings of theEUROCORES programme (ReviewPanel meetings, Scientific Committeemeeting, science meetings) asobservers.
Members of the Management Committee are:
(Senior) science administrators fromEUROCORES funding organisations(participating national fundingorganisations)
An ESF representative (normally theEUROCORES Programme Coordinator)The Chair is suggested by the ESF fromamongst the membership of the Committee.The relevant ESF Head of Unit and/orEUROCORES Scheme Coordinator mayalso attend meetings of the ManagementCommittee. The ESF provides the secretaryto the Management Committee.The Management Committee is establishedas soon as the Call for proposals of aEUROCORES Programme has beenpublished.
Principal Investigator (PI)
A scientist who leads an Individual Project(IP) is a Principal Investigator (PI). He/sheapplies via the EUROCORES CRP forfunding from a national funding organisationwhich is participating in a EUROCORESProgramme (EUROCORES FundingOrganisation -EFO). He/she must be basedin a country or associated with anorganisation participating in theEUROCORES programme and eligible toapply to that organisation. There can bemaximum 2 PIs per IP (One PI and one Co-PI).