BE-POLES cluster issues a last travel scholarships: third call is open

BE-POLES offers a last fellowship to a young researcher allowing to undertake a short term visit to a major international laboratories or field facility. The award will be up to 1250 euro providing a modest subsistence allowance for a fellowship period of minimum three weeks and before the end of 2006. The young researcher will work in a research group different from that of the applicant's origin so as to become acquainted with recent advances in research and/or to develop long-term scientific links and partnerships.

The submission deadline is 31 may 2006. An asset will be the originality of the submitted proposal. Preference is given to MSc students and young researchers who have not yet obtained a doctoral degree.

Applications should be written in English and should contain the following:

  • A project proposal of maximum 2 pages including the context of the project and the planned activities;
  • A letter (1/2 page) explaining personal motivation;
  • A recommendation letter from the receiving organization, or from your home supervisor/promoter (obligatory); the supervisor/promoter should be affiliated with a Belgian Research group;
  • An acceptance letter from the receiving organization (recommended);
  • A Curriculum Vitae.

The winner will have to report on his/her activities through the BE-POLES website 'The Belgian Polar Platform', thus strengthening the links between scientists and society.

For more information, please contact Ann Vanreusel or Sandra Vanhove.