The FNR is offering 8 travel grants to excellent young researchers who represent the Luxembourg research community at the Euroscience Open Forum (ESOF) 2020 which takes place from 4 – 9 July in Trieste, Italy. Application deadline is Tuesday, 15 October 2019.
ESOF is the biennial pan-European meeting dedicated to scientific research and innovation. At ESOF meetings leading scientists, researchers, business people, entrepreneurs and innovators, policy makers, science and technology communicators and the general public from all over the world discuss new discoveries and debate the direction that research is taking worldwide. It involves a unique career programme where the key objective is to provide career openings and targeted programmes for postgraduates and young researchers.
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 is Tuesday, 15 October 2019. On submitting the application form, applicants agree to the full acceptance of the rules and to the decision taken by the FNR.
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 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 ESOF 2020 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 ESOF 2020 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 ESOF 2020 experience by the grantee (if possible with a photo of ESOF 2020).