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Europe Advances a Plan for Merit-Based Funding

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Science  03 Dec 2004:
Vol. 306, Issue 5702, pp. 1669
DOI: 10.1126/science.306.5702.1669b

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PARIS-- All but two of the European Union's 25 member countries support the idea of the European Research Council--a new funding agency that would support basic research based solely on quality--and have asked the European Commission to work out a proposal.