Pre-announcement of Call - Targeting researchers located at institutions outside the EJP SOIL consortium who intend to improve research and enhance collaboration.

The call will open 01.09.2021 and will close 01.10.2021.

The results of the evaluation process will be announced individually to applicants by the middle of November 2021.

Rationale and aim

The European Joint Programme “EJP SOIL - Towards climate-smart sustainable management of agricultural soils” aims at facilitating the access to the European soil infrastructure by enabling visits to laboratories and/or long-term field experimental sites (LTEs). This is considered an important opportunity to obtain additional analyses and exchange expertise with researchers and technicians at one of the EJP SOIL host organizations.

This call is in line with the EJP SOIL Impact pathway “Strengthening scientific capacities and cooperation across Europe including training of young soil scientists”.   

Who can apply

The visiting grants programme provides financial support to young as well as established researchers and non-research laboratory technical staff from outside the EJP SOIL institutions undertaking research visits to EJP SOIL partner institutions or non-EJP SOIL partner institutions within the EU if the training stay contributes to EJP SOIL Expected impacts.

The applicant has to be employed at an organization within the European Union (EU). The host organization has to be in a member state of the EU. A limited number of visits will be reserved for applicants from non-European countries!

Proposed activities

Proposed activities  for the visiting grants:

  • visiting a laboratory, in order to analyse soil samples using a method that is not implemented at the home institution,
  • visiting a long-term experiment, in order to take soil samples or get access to soil data that expand and upgrade the own dataset and lead to additional knowledge and new perspectives in the respective research topic.

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