Created by EuroScience, the biennial ESOF – EuroScience Open Forum – meeting is the largest pan-European general science conference dedicated to scientific research and innovation. At ESOF meetings leading scientists, researchers, journalists, business people, policy makers 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.
Springer Nature is a leading global research, educational and professional publisher, home to an array of respected and trusted brands providing quality content through a range of innovative products and services, including the journal Nature. Springer Nature was formed in 2015 through the merger of Nature Publishing Group, Palgrave Macmillan, Macmillan Education and Springer Science+Business Media. Nature Publishing Group has supported ESOF since its very first meeting in 2004.
Similar to the 2012 and 2014 edition of meeting, Springer Nature is funding the Nature Travel Grant Scheme for journalists to attend ESOF2016 with the aim to increase the impact of ESOF.
NATURE TRAVEL GRANT APPLICATIONS OPEN!
The Nature Travel Grant Scheme offers journalists and members of media organisations from around the world the opportunity to attend ESOF for free. The grant offers complimentary registration as well as help covering travel and accommodation costs.
SELECTION COMMITTEE AND DECISION
The Selection Committee is composed of:
- Alice Henchley, Head of Press at Nature Publishing Group
- Aidan Gilligan, CEO at SciCom - Making Sense of Science & Vice Chair, ESOF 2016 Media & Marketing Committee
- Head of Press at ESOF 2016
The selection of candidates will be based on the applicant’s CV and motivation statement to be involved in the Nature Travel Grant Scheme for ESOF 2016. An email of decision will be sent in April 2016 to all candidates stating whether or not their application has been selected.
6. PAYMENT CONDITIONS
The lump sum will be transferred to the grantees after ESOF 2016 subject to:
- Mandatory participation in the daily briefings organized by the EuroScience Office
- Publishing of at least one article in any language about ESOF 2016
- Provision of a one-page travel report in English
- Completion of a feedback questionnaire regarding the scheme
For any further information, please contact Magali Devrin at the EuroScience office.