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Travel grant to Euroscience Open Forum 2012

Dublin (Ireland) will be the City of Science for 2012 (as per my April 29, 2011 posting) and, as part of the festivities, will be hosting the Euroscience Open Forum (ESOF) in July. From the Dublin City of Science 2012 page about the travel grants to attend ESOF,

Created by Euroscience, ESOF – Euroscience Open Forum – is the biennial pan-European meeting dedicated to scientific research and innovation. At ESOF meetings leading scientists, researchers, young researchers, journalists, business people, entrepreneurs and innovators, policy makers, science and technology communicators and the general public from all over the world discuss new discoveries and debate the direction that research is taking in the sciences, humanities and social sciences.

If I read the details correctly, you can be reimbursed for up to 750 euros if your application is successful. From the travel grants page,

Journalists irrespective of their nationalities and of their media (paper, radio, TV, web). Media accreditation will be required.

The Selection Committee is:
•    Philip Campbell, (Editor at Nature Publishing Group)
•    Gail Cardew,  (Chair of the ESOF Supervisory Board)
•    Ruth Francis, (Head of Press at Nature Publishing Group)
•    Carl Johan Sundberg, (Euroscience Vice-President)

The eligibility criteria will mainly be based on the CV assessment and the applicant’s motivation statement in attending ESOF2012.

An email of decision will be sent to all candidates stating whether or not their application has been selected and whether they have secured a grant. (February 2012)

The deadline is Jan. 31, 2012. Go here to submit an application (you will have to register for an account as ESOF if you haven’t already). Good luck!