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EGU Early Career Scientist (ECS) Policy Competition

EGU Early Career Scientist (ECS) Policy Competitions are held prior to EGU science-policy events to ensure that all career-levels are represented at the event. The winner of this competition will receive a ticket to the EGU’s science-policy event in Brussels with travel expenses and one-night accommodation included.

The EGU’s science-policy event will provide the selected ECS with the opportunity to informally share their expertise, gain experience in a European policy setting and learn about how geoscientists can help support Europe’s policy and needs. Furthermore, winners will have the opportunity to network with policymakers, policy-relevant organisations and EGU executive members.

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. Only ECS based in Europe who are active EGU members are eligible to apply. Please note that only complete applications in English can be accepted and applicants must be available to attend the event on the day specified.

The application period is currently closed and is likely to open again in May 2020. For more information about this competition, EGU science-policy events or other EGU policy activities, please contact EGU Policy Manager Chloe Hill via

EGU Early Career Scientist Policy Competition Winners