Visiting Scientist Support - 1st Call

Strengthening scientific capacities and cooperation across Europe by building human and institutional capacity in soil science education and training in short and medium term, including training of young soil scientists.

2021.04.01 | Line Carlenius Berggreen

Targeting partnerships and network within the EJP SOIL consortium to advance scientific joint work on climate-smart agricultural soils.   


The call is open from 01.04.2021 and will close 30.05.2021.


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

Rationale and aim

The European Joint Programme “EJP SOIL - Towards climate-smart sustainable management of agricultural soils” considers mobility between organizations to be an asset for the personal and career development of researchers. The inter-institutional collaboration will promote the acquisition of new skills and knowledge, thereby contributing to increased research creativity, efficacy and performance.

This 1st call aims at strengthening institutional partnerships and networking to advance scientific joint work on climate-smart agricultural soils, in line with the EJP SOIL Impact pathway EIA 3 “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 only from the EJP SOIL institutions undertaking international mobility to other EJP SOIL partner institutions or non-EJP SOIL partner institutions within the EU if the training stay contributes to EJP SOIL Expected impacts.

Proposed activities

The visiting grants could be dedicated to (but not limited to):

  • Developing and learning, e.g. acquiring new expertise in soil data, methodology, analysis,
  • Developing joint teaching and learning elements in higher education,
  • Developing joint scientific publications,
  • Participation in the workshops, seminars, conferences relevant for the EJP SOIL aims and scope,
  • Planning and developing of joint proposals within the scope of EJP SOIL programme.

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