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 Officer Chloe Hill via firstname.lastname@example.org.
EGU Early Career Scientist Policy Competition Winners
- 2019: Alexander Rösner, PhD Candidate in Marine Geotechnics at MARUM - Center for Marine Environmental Sciences.
2018: Noel Baker, Project Manager, Royal Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy.
This fantastic experience gave me a platform to voice my opinion, learn how to get more involved in policy, and directly network with policymakers and important stakeholders. […] I consider the dinner debate to have been a very worthwhile experience for me. The opportunities didn’t end that evening, though; as a direct result of this event, my network of contacts has grown, and to my delight, I have since received job offers as well as invitations to other events and activities. Taking part in EGU’s Policy Competition has had a positive impact on my career, and I wholeheartedly recommend it to any ECS with an interest in expanding their network outside of science and getting more involved in policy.
Read Noel’s full report of the event here.