Travel Grant for Young African Researchers to attend Euro Science Open Forum (ESOF) in France 2018

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Here is an opportunity for Young African researchers in Africa: Apply for this travel grant that takes you straight to attend ESOF 2018 in Toulouse.Euro Science Open Forum (ESOF) is the biennial pan-European meeting on research & innovation.

The Université Fédérale de Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées (UFTMIP) is collaborating with a sponsor to provide Travel Grants for support to 28 Young African researchers with their travel, registration and accommodation costs to attend ESOF 2018 in Toulouse (9th-14th July 2018).



Please bear in mind that the grant would consist of a lump sum of €1,500 / grant.

Depending on travel arrangements, this amount might not cover the total costs incurred.

The grant aims to cover:

• Travel costs to Toulouse

• Visa fees • Registration fee to ESOF 2018

• Accommodation in Toulouse (students’ residence)

• Local transportation and meal costs The administration (logistical arrangements and reimbursement) will be managed by the UFTMIP, in accordance with its official travel regulations:

• Travel costs, registration fees, accommodation and meal costs (in student residence) will be covered directly by UFTMIP;

• A public transportation card as necessary will be provided by the ESOF 2018 organisation;

• Visa fees and other eligible costs would be reimbursed after presentation of feedback report and upon submission of a detailed invoice. Please note that the grants will be confirmed after the financial agreement of the sponsor has been signed.


Applicants should be:

• A citizen of an African country

• Working preferably on the African continent

• Active in research (universities, research institutes, companies) or exceptionally research administration • Preferably having a PhD • Under the age of 35

• Proficient in English

How  to submit an application, please follow the link to: 

Sign into the EuroScience Conference and Membership Platform to create your profile.

Click on “Apply for a Grant” and click on ‘Travel Grants for African Young researchers’.Follow the application procedure.

Please be aware of the following documents which are required to upload include:

• A filled out word questionnaire

• CV (maximum 2 pages A4)

• a letter of recommendation (max 1/2 page A4) from e.g. a dean, an employer or supervisor – to be uploaded as a supporting document.

When submitting the application form for travel grants, you agree to the full acceptance of the rules and to the decision taken by the Selection Committee.

DEADLINE:  7th May 2018.

This might be the opportunity you’ve been looking for, so why not go for it? Good luck!

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