Travel Grants

ESOF 2020, the EuroScience Open Forum, will be held in Trieste, Italy, from 5 to 9 July 2020. For young aspiring researchers, including PhD candidates and master students, ESOF is an excellent opportunity to get immersed in Europe’s largest general science conference, learn about new discoveries in a large number of fields, meet Nobel laureates and young researchers across disciplines.

  • ESOF enables them to discuss career perspectives and participate in lively science policy debates with major European and national politicians and get an insight into science to business perspectives. Hundreds of journalists and media will cover the event and contribute to the enthusiastic atmosphere.
  • ESOF includes a Careers Programme specifically dedicated to the interests and concerns of PhD students, young post-docs and early-career researchers. All the ESOF Programmes (Careers, Scientific, Science-2-Business) are built with a bottom-up approach via an open call for proposals.
  • ESOF provides young researchers with a unique opportunity to meet and engage with leading scientists from fields outside their own speciality.

We believe that as many young research students as possible should be able to participate in ESOF2020. We have therefore raised funds to make it possible for some of them to learn from and contribute to the conference.

Wilhelm und Else Heraeus-Stiftung

UNIVERSITY OF ZÜRICH TRAVEL GRANT FOR PHDs AND YOUNG POSTDOCS

The University of Zurich in collaboration with EuroScience have opened a call for funding to cover young researchers’ cost of travel, registration, and accommodation to attend ESOF2020 in Trieste, Italy.

Deadline : 30 November 2019, 23:59 CET

Who can apply?

  • PhD candidates and early postdocs from the University of Zurich
  • proficient in English
  • under the age of 35
  • Postdocs need to have completed their dissertation within the last two years. 

How to apply?

https://grc.uzh.ch/en/calls/LERU-U21-and-ESOF/ESOF.html

Wilhelm und Else Heraeus-Stiftung

Wilhelm und Else Heraeus-Stiftung Travel Grants for Postdocs in Physics

The Wilhelm und Else Heraeus-Stiftung in collaboration with EuroScience have opened a call for travel grants to cover young researchers’ cost of travel, registration, and accommodation to attend ESOF2020 in Trieste, Italy.

  1. Who can apply?

Please be aware of the following eligibility criteria of the call:

  • Post Docs – based in Germany irrespective of their nationality
  • Working in the field of physics or a related interdisciplinary area
  • Under the age 35
  • Proficient in English

2. Application procedure

To apply for a travel grant, a candidate will need to submit a CV of 2 pages (with the 5 most important publications) and a motivation letter in the submission system.

To submit an application, please create an account in the EuroScience Conference and Membership Platform ESCMP: https://escmp.euroscience.org/login

Once your profile created, please click on the icon ‘apply for a grant’ and select the call entitled “travel grants for Postdocs in the field of physics”.

When submitting the application form for travel grants, you agree to the full acceptance of the rules and to the decision taken by the Selection Committee.

The deadline for applications for travel grants is on Monday November 18, 2019, 23:59 CET.

3. Selection and decision

The selection of candidates will be based on the curriculum and the motivation letter. A decision is taken by the Selection Committee, which is appointed by EuroScience in collaboration with the Wilhelm und Else Heraeus-Stiftung.

An email of decision will be sent in December 2019 to all candidates stating whether their application has been selected.

4Obligations of grantees and payment conditions

  1. Grantees must confirm by email to office(at)euroscience.org that they accept the travel grant.
  2. Once ESOF2020 has ended, grantees ought to draft a report (max 2 pages) with their personal impressions and list sessions they visited.
  3.  Grantees can also be asked to do a photo/video report of their stay.
  4. The registration, travel and accommodation expenses concerning the ESOF2020 will be reimbursed by EuroScience on presentation of receipts up to a maximum total of 900€ each.
  5. All expenses covered must be in accordance with the travel claim form issued by EuroScience.

5Information

For questions related to the submission system please contact Marie Suchanova at office(at)euroscience.org

Swedish Research Council travel grants for Young Researchers based in Sweden and Swedish nationals

The Swedish Research Counci in collaboration with EuroScience have opened a call for travel grants to cover young researchers’ cost of travel, registration, and accommodation to attend ESOF2020 in Trieste, Italy.

  1. Who can apply?

Please be aware of the following eligibility criteria of the call:

  • Young researchers (PhD candidates and Post Docs)
  • Under the age 35
  • Proficient in English
  • Open to all young researchers pursuing their study or research in Sweden irrespective of their nationality as well as to Swedish nationals studying/working in any European country (as defined by the Council of Europe).

2. Application procedure

To apply for a travel grant a candidate of Swedish nationality but based in another European country will need to fill out and sign a declaration of honour (available in our system for download) and upload it along with his/her CV (max 2 pages) and motivation letter in the submission system.Applicants living and working in Sweden do not need to complete the declaration of honour.

To submit an application, please create an account in the EuroScience Conference and Membership Platform ESCMP: https://escmp.euroscience.org/login

Once you have created your profile, please click on the icon ‘apply for a grant’ and select the call entitled “travel grants for Swedish researchers”.

When submitting the application form for travel grants, you agree to the full acceptance of the rules and to the decision taken by the Selection Committee.

The deadline for applications for travel grants is October 31, 2019, 23:59 CET.

3.Selection and decision

The selection of candidates will be based on the curriculum and the motivation letter. As regards Swedish nationals based in another European country also on the duly signed declaration of honour available for download on the ESCMP submission platform. Applicants living and working in Sweden do not need to complete the declaration of honour.

A decision is taken by the Selection Committee, which is appointed by EuroScience in collaboration with the Swedish research.

An email of decision will be sent in December 2019 to all candidates stating whether or not their application has been selected.

4.Obligations of grantees and payment conditions

  1. Grantees must confirm by email to office(at)euroscience.org that they accept the travel grant.
  2. Once ESOF2020 has ended, grantees should draft a report (max 2 pages) with their personal impressions and list sessions they visited.
  3. Grantees may also be asked to make a photo/video report of their stay.
  4. The registration, travel and accommodation expenses concerning the ESOF2020 will be reimbursed by EuroScience on presentation of receipts up to a maximum total of 900€ each.
  5. All expenses covered must be in accordance with the travel claim form issued by EuroScience.

FNR Travel Grants for young researchers based in Luxembourg or funded by the FNR abroad

The FNR is offering 8 travel grants to excellent young researchers who represent the Luxembourg research community at the Euroscience Open Forum (ESOF2020) which takes place from 4 – 9 July in Trieste, Italy. Application deadline has been extended to Monday, 28 October 2019.

Who can apply:

Excellent young researchers (PhD or postdoc), either based in Luxembourg or funded by the FNR abroad, irrespective of their nationality.

Application and deadline

The application form has to be completed and signed. The Deadline for application has been extended to Monday, 28 October 2019. On submitting the application form, applicants agree to the full acceptance of the rules and to the decision taken by the FNR.

Download application form

Decision on participation

The selection of ESOF participants will be merit-based (scientific and personal achievements of the applicants). The selection will be undertaken by FNR in October 2019. Applicants will be informed as soon as possible whether they will receive a grant or not. Upon information by the FNR of the successful application, beneficiaries must confirm within 10 working days that they accept the travel grant.

Management, payment of grants and onsite support by EuroScience

Upon acceptance of their travel grants, EuroScience will get in touch with the grantees to invite them to ESOF2020 in Trieste, transferring to them a personal grant of 900 EUR to cover all costs, including the registration fee, travel, subsistence and overnight stays and any other (50% of the grant will be paid upon registration and the other 50% upon receipt of the report – see below). EuroScience will also provide all practical information and support for the grantees before the event and onsite.

The grantees are in charge of organising their registration, travel and overnight stays.

EuroScience requests a report by each of the grantees on their ESOF experience, a copy of which must be addressed to the FNR.

Personal merit based grant (lump sum)

The FNR ESOF2020 grant is a personal merit-based grant based on a lump sum of 900 EUR. No cost statement or receipt is required at the end of the activity, but a personal report about the ESOF2020 experience by the grantee (if possible with a photo of ESOF2020).