ESERA is offering travel awards of up to 1.000 euros each to support ESERA members who are currently enrolled in doctoral studies or who were awarded their doctorate after 1st January 2017 to travel to research venues. The awards are intended to support early career ESERA members to visit research teams and work with researchers with expertise relevant to their project in other countries. At least one of the two countries involved in any proposal must be within Europe. For 2020 the total award fund is 10.000 euros.
The awards are designed for researchers to share existing expertise in order to address an issue of concern in an awardee’s work or to otherwise advance their research efforts. The awards can be used to pay for travel, accommodation and subsistence. The awards are not intended to support attendance at conferences, summer schools or visits that are part of an established collaboration between two institutions. The outcomes of previous awardee activities can be found on the Early Career Researcher – Travel Fellowship section of the ESERA website (http://www.esera.org/phd-research/travel-fellowship).
The applications will be assessed by a two-person panel, including an ESERA Executive Board member, based on the following criteria:
clarity of intended outcome; feasibility of intended outcome; likely contribution to professional development of applicant.
The assessment process will also ensure diversity in geographic representation across Europe.
The EOI should include the following information: your name, your status as a student or a post-doctoral researcher; your home institution; a short description of your research study; your planned destination and tentative dates; the purpose of your research visit; and an estimated budget. The EOI should not exceed two A4 pages with at least half a page devoted to the purpose of the proposed research visit. The EOI must be counter-signed by a representative of the applicant’s institution and by a representative of the host institution. Electronic signatures are acceptable. Please use the template for your proposal.
Early-career applicants must be ESERA members at the time of application. Doctoral students can apply without membership, however, their main supervisor has to be an ESERA member and they have to join ESERA if they are selected to receive a travel award.
Travel should take place during 2020. Priority will be given to applicants who have not previously received an ESERA travel award. Successful applicants will be expected to ensure that they are adequately insured.
Awardees are expected to write a report of 2-3 pages for the ESERA website for dissemination purposes. We also ask that partial support from ESERA be acknowledged in any publications or conference presentations related to the travel award. The deadline for delivering the report is December 31, 2020.
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