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Press Release: HFRI and SNF Collaboration for supporting excellence in research activity of Greek Scientists

Date: December 8, 2020

In September 2019, the Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation (HFRI) and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) joined forces with the aim of supporting young Greek Scientists and their research activity in Greece. The ultimate goal of this collaboration is to limit and possibly reverse the brain drain phenomenon for Greece.

The HFRI and SNF collaboration pertains to funding research proposals which received a ‘grade A’ from the European Research Council (ERC) but failed to receive funding, on account of limited available funding. Through the second HFRI Action of “Science and Society” entitled “Αιέν Αριστεύειν – Theodore Papazoglou”, dedicated to the memory of the prematurely deceased Dr. Theodore Papazoglou, who contributed decisively to its realization, excellent researchers held the opportunity to submit their proposals anew and claim funding amounting to as much as €250.000. The joint fund by HFRI and SNF is €10 million, with 5 million coming from HFRI and another 5 million from SNF.


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