Calls

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

 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

 

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).