The visiting scientist support scheme offers the opportunity for researchers to gain access to the EJP SOIL infrastructure in order to carry out research visits in facilities of the EJP SOIL partners as well as in leading non-EJP SOIL institutions.
EJP SOIL considers mobility between organizations to be an asset for the personal and career development of researchers. Such mobility strengthens inter-institutional collaboration and promotes the acquisition of new skills and knowledge, thereby contributing to increased research creativity, efficacy and performance.
The scheme targets junior (postdoc), mid- & senior level career scientists, technical and laboratory experts. The aim is to:
Exchange knowledge and expertise
Strengthen formal and informal networks within partners
Develop individual skills and expertise
Visiting scientist support scheme benefits scientists working in the EJP SOIL consortium.
Furthermore, the visiting grants are complementary to activities facilitating researchers' access to soil infrastructure for knowledge exchange and work skills improvement.
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.
Facilitate access to the European soil infrastructure. Enable visits to laboratories and/or Long Term Experiment field sites (LTEs). An opportunity to obtain additional analyses/samples and exchange expertise with researchers and technicians at one of our EJP SOIL host organization.
A limited number of visits will be reserved for applicants from non-European countries, which will enable the dissemination of the EJP SOIL knowledge beyond EJP SOIL partner institutions.