Funding opportunities for participating researchers (EU-Grants)
EASY-ECO is supported by the European Community's Sixth Framework
Programme under the Marie-Curie Conferences and Training Courses action.
As a result, participating researchers who satisfy the European
Union eligibility conditions may receive EU-Grants to cover participation
fees, living expenses and travel expenses. This means that if
you are accepted for one of the EU-Grants, you will be reimbursed all
costs that arise due to participation at an EASY-ECO event up to a fixed
And if you are a young researcher participating in one of the EASY-ECO
Trainings, we strongly encourage you to first apply for a conference,
then attend the training and finally submit a paper for one of the conferences
following your training because all this could be supported by EU-Grants
if you apply in time and meet the eligibility conditions.
The conditions for participants to be eligible for an EU-Grant can be
summarized as follows:
|Every person working in research or research-related
fields holding a degree which entitles her/him for
doctoral studies and with a research experience of
less than 10 years (full-time equivalent) since obtaining
this degree is eligible for an EU-Grant (no matter
which country she/he comes from or works in)!
|EU member states:
|| Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia,
Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia,
Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal,
Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom
|| Croatia, Iceland, Israel, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Norway, Switzerland,
||If you are working in research or research
related areas, holding a degree which entitles
you for doctoral studies and your research experience
is less than 10 years (full-time equivalent) since obtaining this
degree, you are eligible for an EU-Grant!
As a general rule, only researchers are eligible for funding. A researcher
is defined as a person holding a degree that entitles for doctoral studies
(master degree or equivalent) who is active in research. EU-Grants are
reserved to participants with less than 10 years (full-time equivalent)
of research experience, since gaining a degree giving access to doctoral
studies. Researchers with more than 10 years of research experience (full-time
equivalent), counting from the time the degree was obtained, are not eligible
for support, except they are nationals of member states or associated
states (see below) active outside these states at the time of an event.
Applying for an EU-Grant and selection of eligible researchers
When registering for an EASY-ECO event, additionally fill in box E)
in the online application form. This data
allows the event organisers to approve that you fulfil the eligibility
criteria for an EU-Grant. The form also allows you to state whether you
want to participate in your chosen event even if you are not accepted
for an EU-Grant i.e. as a paying participant.
EU-Grants are limited to a certain number of participants per
event. Therefore, the host organisations of the EASY-ECO events
are responsible for selecting eligible researchers. The selection procedure
is supported by an evaluation of your curriculum vitae including
a list of your most important publications along with a motivational
letter. In the motivational letter you should explain in a maximum
of 300-400 words why you want to attend the chosen EASY-ECO event. Please
make sure that your name is included in both documents and send them in
Word document format!
In accordance with EU requirements, the criteria for the selection of
eligible researchers applied by the host organisations will comprise,
in particular: experience in the field of research; potential of excellence
or recognised excellence of the candidate; the impact and benefit of the
training to the career of the candidate. Furthermore, the host organisations
must apply a policy of equal opportunities, in particular between men
and women, concerning access to the events and must meet requirements
for an international balance between the participants.
All applicants will be notified whether their application for an EU-Grant
has been accepted. The notification will also give details on how to further
proceed with payment and how reimbursement will be handled (for further
details please go to How to apply).
Level of support
Expenses can only be reimbursed upon provision of the relevant transportation
tickets and/or invoices. The reimbursement will not exceed the maximum
amount authorized by the EU. These amounts are based on the direct ("as
the crow flies") distance between the working location of the participant
and the location of the EASY-ECO event:
direct distance working location - EASY-ECO
maximum reimbursement [€]
500 - 1.000
> 1.000 - 1.500
> 1.500 - 2.500
> 2.500 - 5.000
> 5.000 - 10.000
The event hosts will make arrangements for accommodation and catering
and you can choose among various options in the online application
form (e.g. accommodation only or bed&breakfast, varies from event
These arrangements will be fully covered by the EU-Grants
and are an offer of the event hosts for your convenience. However, should
you decide to make arrangements for your stay on your own, you can ask
the event hosts for reimbursement of real subsistence expenses (hotel
and catering) upon provision of the relevant invoices up to a daily maximum
- but please clarify with the event organizers well in advance!
Participation fees of eligible researchers are fully reimbursed.
Applicants who do not fulfil the EU's eligibility criteria for an
EU-grant (e.g. professionals or researchers with more than 10
years of experience) or applicants who have not been awarded an EU-grant
are welcome to participate in the training as self-paying participants.
They can expect the following costs:
|online training fee:
|on-site training fee:
||approximately EUR 250,-
|catering and other costs:
||approximately EUR 200,-
The exact calculation will be announced before each training shortly
before the application deadline. For further information requests contact
Mr Michal Sedlacko (firstname.lastname@example.org).