Please read the eligibility before Submitting your application.
This page describes the basis upon which we will select participants based on their enrollment information. Up to 30 people will be supported by the EU, with the possibility of another 15 people attending on a self-funded basis.
'Aqueous and Porous Materials'
EU Support (for eligible participants)
The EU will support the full registration fees and accommodation costs, as well as actual travel costs (up to approx 275 Euros for the travel costs)
FEES (for non-eligible participants)
Registration: 500 Euros
Accommodation, including all meals: 850 Euros
- 5 People Experienced Researchers with up to 10 years of experience from as per definitions below as per definitions below
Between 10 and 15 People from any other categories (not supported by EU).
Gender Balance (Approx 50% of each).
Regional balance (absolutely no more than 30% from any one country, and as even as possble).
Balance of research fields (materials, approach, scale, industry, academia).
Quality of past research.
Must speak English.
Students on accceptance must provide letter from Head of Department.
All participants must present a poster based on their current research.
Applications from researchers with disabilities are encouraged to apply, and will be accommodated in their needs, including providing alternatives for the field trip.
Eligibility for EU funding:
- You must at least have a degree that allows you to start doctoral studies (Master, Diploma degrees, DEA...).
- You must have less than 10 years experience from the date you started your PhD degree program.
"Early-stage researchers are defined as researchers in the first 4 years (full-time equivalent) of their research activity, including the period of research training. The reference period to qualify for an early stage training activity: - is counted from the diploma giving access to doctoral studies (the degree must entitle the holder to embark on doctoral studies, without having to acquire any further qualifications) in the country in which the diploma was obtained, - covers the first 4 years of experience in research or the period until a doctoral degree is obtained, whichever is shorter. Persons who have obtained a doctorate are ineligible for the early stage actions, independently of the time taken to acquire it."
"Experienced researchers are defined as researchers having at least 4 years of research experience (full-time equivalent) since gaining a university diploma giving them access to doctoral studies (the degree must entitle the holder to embark on doctoral studies, without having to acquire any further qualifications), in the country in which the degree/diploma was obtained or researchers already in possession of a doctoral degree, independently of the time taken to acquire it."
It is important to note that the reference deadline for application of the eligibility rules is the time of the selection of the researcher by the organisers (i.e. May 1st 2006):
"For host-driven actions, the reference deadline for eligibility is the selection of the eligible researcher by the host organisation in the framework of this action... In all cases, the researcher must have met all the necessary requirements for the conferment of the doctoral degree, as officially certified by the awarding body."