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Early career scientists: apply to attend the EGU 2019 science-policy event in Brussels

5 April 2019

Europe-based early career scientists (ECS) are invited to apply for the EGU’s 2019 ECS Policy Competition. The competition is open to all undergraduate or postgraduate (Masters/PhD) students and scientists who have received their highest degree (BSc, MSc, or PhD) within the past seven years.

The winner of the competition will receive a ticket to the second EGU’s science-policy event in Brussels (following on from last year’s Horizon Geoscience Dinner Debate), which will be held on 17 October 2019. This event will focus on the next EU research framework programme, Horizon Europe, and more specifically on how the geosciences can contribute to Horizon Europe’s five EU Missions:

  • Adapting to climate change, including societal transformation
  • Cancer
  • Healthy oceans, seas, coastal and inland waters
  • Climate-neutral and smart cities
  • Soil health and food

Anticipated participants include members of the EU Commission and of the EU Parliament, the EGU Executive Board and selected EGU members. The winner’s travel expenses and accommodation will be covered by the EGU.

The ECS Policy Competition will allow one early career scientist to network with other participants, gain experience in a European policy setting and learn about how geoscientists can help support Europe’s policy and needs.

To apply, please fill in our application form by 15 May 2019. A CV (max 1 page) and a one-page cover letter are the required application documents. The cover letter should outline both your motivation for attending the Dinner Debate and an innovative science for policy activity that could be undertaken by the EGU to bridge the communication gap between scientists and policymakers/civil society. Please note that only complete applications in English can be accepted. Only early career scientists based in Europe who are active EGU members for 2019 are eligible to apply.

All applicants will need to be available on the 17 October 2019. For more information about the competition please email


Chloe Hill
EGU Policy Officer
Munich, Germany
Phone +49-89-21806519


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