Calls

Call for abstracts for the FINAL CONFERENCE OF EUALGAE COST ACTION

Date: February 26th & 27th 2019

Venue: IMDEA Energy, Madrid (Spain)   

Conference structure (2 days): From the presented abstracts, 40 will be selected for Oral presentations (15 min presentation + 5 min questions) based on scientific relevance, Working Group balance, country balance and gender balance (evaluated by the Scientific Committee). From among the remainder, a selection will be made to attend the Conference, based on COST policies (Working Group balance, country balance, gender balance, etc.). 

Conference book of 2-page extended abstracts and a Special issue in Algal Research from 20 selected oral presentations will be published.

ONLY ONE ABSTRACT PER RESEARCH GROUP WILL BE CONSIDERED 

 Local Organizers: IMDEA Energy, Madrid (Spain)

Cristina Gonzalez (​cristina.gonzalez@imdea.org​)

Radoslava Metodieva (radoslava.metodieva@imdea.org) 

Scientific Committee:

Luisa Gouveia- LNEG, Portugal

Spyros  A. Gkelis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Roberta Congestri, University of Roma, Italy

Raul Muñoz, Universidad de Valladolid, España

Avigad Vonshak,  Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research, Israel

Maria Hayes, TEAGASC, Ireland

Christine Edwards, Robert Gordon University, United Kingdom

Abstracts MUST BE SUBMITTED TO radoslava.metodieva@imdea.org BEFORE December 22nd 2018

See the text of the call here

APPLY FOR TRAINING SCHOOL 2018 – “Microalgal bioeconomy in modern society” - CLOSED

Event-Date: Monday, September 24th, 2018 to Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

Venue: CNR- Area di Ricerca di Firenze, Istituto per lo Studio degli Ecosistemi, Florence, Italy

The third training school of the EUALGAE Action will be held in Florence (Italy) from 24th to 25th September 2018, organized by the CNR – Istituto per lo Studio degli Ecosistemi & University of Rome “Tor Vergata” as part of the EUALGAE ES1408 COST Action. COST is supported by the EU Framework Programme Horizon 2020.

Intensive course on the cultivation of microalgae for the production of food, feed, bioenergy and for wastewater treatment. Experts from academia and industry will elucidate the production and extraction of these bio-based products and their future perspectives in our modern society. Fundamental and practical aspects will be covered. Participation of young researchers and the exchange of experiences academia and industries involved in algal production and bioreactor construction is encouraged.

The course is oriented towards PhD students or equivalent experience students and Early Career Investigators (researcher whose career spun less than 8 years between the date of the PhD/doctorate).

Number of participants: 35 (25 grants)

There is no registration fee for the course & the students have the opportunity to apply for grants to partially cover their travel expenses, accommodation and meals.  EUALGAE COST Action offers 25 grants as follows:

  • 20 grants of 700 € for students from COST countries participating in the Action and
  • 2 grants of 50 € for students from Florence (Italy)
  • 3 grants of 300 € for Italian students from the rest of Italy

Application for participation and grants:Applicants should send an email to info@eualgae.eu and attach in one single document:

  • A cover letter with a statement of interest of up to one page
  • Abstract about most relevant aspects of your research topic
  • Short CV including contact data and a list of publications, if any

Up to eight abstracts will be accepted for oral presentation whereas others can be presented as posters during the course. 

Keydates:

  • 31th of July – Submission of all applications
  • 24th August – Selection and announcement of participants

 Programme:Find here the programme.

 

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Inclusiveness Target Countries (ITC) Conference Grants IN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE COST ACTION ES1408 EUALGAE - CLOSED

Conference Grants are aimed at supporting PhD students and Early Career Investigators (ECI) from Participating Inclusiveness Target Country (ITC) to attend international science and technology related conferences not specifically organized by the COST Action. The applicant must make an oral/poster presentation at the conference in question and must be listed in the official event/conference programme. The main subject of the oral presentation/poster presentation/speech at the approved conference must be on the topic of the Action and must acknowledge COST.A Conference Grant is a fixed financial contribution (maximum EUR 2.000) which takes into consideration the budget request of the applicant and the outcome of the evaluation of the application by the Core Group. Conference Grants do not necessarily cover all of the expenses related to participating in a given conference. It is a contribution to the overall travel, accommodation and meal expenses of the selected Grantee.The participation of each applicant must be pre-approved by the Core Group of the EUALGAE Action. 

  • Deadline for applications: CLOSED
  • The conference participation must be completed by 28th February 2019.
  • The report has to be submitted within 30 calendar days from the end date of the Conference and in any case before 15th March 2019.
  • Check here the call text with the requirements.

For further information on Conference Grants contact the EUAlgae Grant Manager Ms Radoslava Metodieva-López.

 

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR SHORT TERM SCIENTIFIC MISSIONS (STSM) IN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE COST ACTION ES1408 EUALGAE - CLOSED

A STSM grant is a fixed contribution based on the budget requested by the applicant and the evaluation of the application by the selection committee (a maximum of EUR 2.500; EUR 3.500 for ECI). This grant will not necessarily cover all expenses; it is intended only as a contribution to the travel and subsistence costs of the participant.

STSM applicants should be a graduate student (must be engaged in an official research programme as a PhD student), a postdoctoral fellow (including Early Career Investigators), or must be employed by or affiliated to an institution or legal entity which has within its remit a clear association with performing research.

  • Deadline for applications: CLOSED
  • STSMs must be completed by 28th February 2019.
  • The report has to be sent to the STSM coordinator within 30 days after the completion of the STSM and in any case by 15th March 2019.
  • Check here the call text with the requirements.

For further information on STSMs contact the EUAlgae STSM Coordinator Dr Dominik Refardt.

 

Call for abstracts for the Second EUAlgae Workshop of Algae Bioproducts for Early Career Investigators - CLOSED

Date: March 6th 2018

Venue: Aristotle University Dissemination Center, Thessaloniki, Greece

Target attendees: Early Career Investigators (prioritized) and PhD students from countries participating in the COST Action EUALGAE (http://eualgae.eu/). Only those candidates selected for oral presentation will be reimbursed.

Workshop structure (1 day): 15 Oral presentations (15 min presentation + 5 min questions) selected based on scientific relevance (evaluated from the abstracts submitted to the Working Group Leaders). Selection criteria will also include Working Group balance, country balance and gender balance. ONLY ONE ABSTRACT PER RESEARCH GROUP WILL BE CONSIDERED

Local Organizers: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, Dr. Spyros Gkelis (sgkelis@bio.auth.gr)

Abstract MUST BE SUBMITTED TO radoslava.metodieva@imdea.org BEFORE FEBRUARY 1ST 2018.

See the text of the call here

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Inclusiveness Target Countries (ITC) Conference Grants IN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE COST ACTION ES1408 EUALGAE - CLOSED

Conference Grants are aimed at supporting PhD students and Early Career Investigators (ECI) from Participating Inclusiveness Target Country (ITC) to attend international science and technology related conferences not specifically organized by the COST Action. The applicant must make an oral/poster presentation at the conference in question and must be listed in the official event/conference programme. The main subject of the oral presentation/poster presentation/speech at the approved conference must be on the topic of the Action and must acknowledge COST.A Conference Grant is a fixed financial contribution (maximum EUR 2.000) which takes into consideration the budget request of the applicant and the outcome of the evaluation of the application by the Core Group. Conference Grants do not necessarily cover all of the expenses related to participating in a given conference. It is a contribution to the overall travel, accommodation and meal expenses of the selected Grantee.The participation of each applicant must be pre-approved by the Core Group of the EUALGAE Action. 

  • Deadline for applications: at least 45 days before the conference start date (within the Grant Period 3).
  • The conference participation must be completed by 20th April 2018.
  • The report has to be submitted within 30 calendar days from the end date of the Conference.
  • Check here the call text with the requirements.

For further information on Conference Grants contact the EUAlgae Grant Manager Ms Radoslava Metodieva-López.

 

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR SHORT TERM SCIENTIFIC MISSIONS (STSM) IN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE COST ACTION ES1408 EUALGAE - CLOSED

A STSM grant is a fixed contribution based on the budget requested by the applicant and the evaluation of the application by the selection committee (a maximum of EUR 2.500; EUR 3.500 for ECI). This grant will not necessarily cover all expenses; it is intended only as a contribution to the travel and subsistence costs of the participant.

STSM applicants should be graduate students (must be engaged in an official research programme as a PhD student) or postdoctoral fellows (including Early Career Investigators), and must either be employed by or affiliated to an institution or legal entity which has within its remit a clear association with performing research.

  • Deadline for applications: 12th November 2017.
  • STSMs must be completed by 20th April 2018.
  • The report has to be sent to the STSM coordinator within 30 days after the completion of the STSM and in any case by 20th April 2018.
  • Check here the call text with the requirements.

For further information on STSMs contact the EUAlgae STSM Coordinator Dr Dominik Refardt.

 

APPLY FOR TRAINING SCHOOL 2017 – “MICROALGAE PROCESSES: FROM FUNDAMENTALS TO INDUSTRIAL SCALE” - CLOSED

 Event-Date: Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 to Friday, September 15th, 2017

The second training school of the EUALGAE Action will be held in Almeria (Spain) from 13th to 15th September 2017, coordinated by the University of Almeria as part of the EUALGAE ES1408 COST Action. COST is supported by the EU Framework Programme Horizon 2020.This is an intensive course about microalgae based processes; on which expertise from academia and industry explain the major aspects of these processes. The course cover all the aspects related with microalgae based processes, from (i) the modelling of strains and light utilization, to (ii) the design and operation of photobioreactors, (iii) harvesting and processing of the biomass to achieve reliable products, and (iv) scale-up to commercial size. Fundamental and practical aspects will be covered always including the participation of young students and the exchange of experiences between the assistants.The course is oriented towards PhD students or equivalent experience students in microalgae field from whatever fundamental area as microbiology, biology or biological/ biochemical engineering, chemistry and biochemistry. The course is also intended to give those working in the industry an opportunity to upgrade their knowledge in microalgae biotechnology.EUALGAE COST Action offers:

  • 23 grants of 720 € for students from COST countries participating in the Action and
  • 7 grants of 400 € for Spanish students (for students from Almeria – 75 €).

There is no registration fee for the course & the students have the opportunity to apply for these grants to partially cover their travel expenses, accommodation and meals.

Application: Applicants should send an email to info@eualgae.eu and attach in one single document:

  • A cover letter with a statement of interest of up to one page, including a description of your research topic
  • Short CV including contact data and a list of publications, if any

Keydates:

  • 30th of June – Submission of all applications
  • 15th of July – Selection and announcement of participants

Programme:

Find here the programme as well as the application procedure.

 

Call for abstracts for the First EUAlgae Workshop of Algae Bioproducts for Early Career Investigators - CLOSED

 

Date: April 4th 2016 

Venue: School of Industrial Engineerings, Valladolid University, Valladolid, Spain

Target attendees: Early Career Investigators (prioritized) and PhD students from countries participating in the COST Action EUALGAE (http://eualgae.eu/). Only those candidates  selected for oral presentation will be reimbursed.

Workshop structure (1 day): 17 Oral presentations (15 min presentation + 5 min questions) selected based on scientific relevance (evaluated from the abstracts submitted to the Working Group Leaders). Selection criteria will also include Working Group balance, country balance and gender balance. ONLY ONE ABSTRACT PER RESEARCH GROUP WILL BE CONSIDERED

Local Organizers: Dpt. Chemical Engineering and Environmental Technology, Raúl Muñoz (mutora@iq.uva.es)

Abstracts MUST BE SUBMITTED BEFORE MARCH 4TH 2016.

See the text of the call here

Second call for STSMs in the first grant period of COST Action EUALGAE - CLOSED

Deadline for applications: 31st December 2015. Note that STSMs must be completed within the grant period, i.e. before May 31st 2016.

Financial support may be provided to eligible applicants to carry out a Short Term Scientific Mission that will specifically contribute to the scientific objectives of this COST Action. STSMs facilitate Action participants (PhD students, postdoctoral fellows, anybody employed by/affiliated to an institution or legal entity which has within its remit a clear association with performing research) going to an institution or laboratory in another country to foster collaboration, to learn a new technique or to take measurements using instruments and/or methods not available in their own institution/laboratory. Early Career Investigators (ECI1) will be given priority.

Duration

STSMs must have a minimum duration of one week (five working days) and have a maximum duration of three months. An ECI can request a period of up to six months. STSMs must be completed within a single grant period (i.e. STSMs in the first grant period must end before May 31 2016).

Applicants

STSM applicants should be graduate students (must be engaged in an official research programme as a PhD student) or postdoctoral fellows (including Early Career Investigators), and must either be employed by or affiliated to an institution or legal entity which has within its remit a clear association with performing research.

Financial Support

A STSM grant is a fixed contribution based on the budget requested by the applicant and the evaluation of the application by the selection committee. This grant will not necessarily cover all expenses; it is intended only as a contribution to the travel and subsistence costs of the participant.


The application procedure with all the relevant information on the call can be found in the attached document.

For further information you may contact the STSM coordinator Dominik Refardt (dominik.refardt@zhaw.ch).


 

1 ECI: A researcher within a time span of up to 8 years from the date they obtained their PhD/doctorate (full-time equivalent).