October 2017

Save the date: 2nd HERALD.ECI Workshop

following the HERALD.ECI network kick-off : June 14, 2017 in Linköping, Sweden,
and the 1st HERALD.ECI Workshop on Career Development : August 28-29, 2017 in Ghent, Belgium

Save the date: 1st announcement and kind invitation to the

2nd HERALD.ECI Workshop
with hands-on training for “bonding HERALD.ECIs from ideas to proposals”

organized by Mariona Coll & Jaume Gazquez, Maximilian Gebhard, and Marcel Junige


March 01-02, 2018


ICMAB (Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona) in Barcelona, Spain

Tentative program

The main objective of this 2nd HERALD.ECI Workshop with hands-on training is to create an ignition point for competitive proposals resulting in joint, EU-funded research projects under ECI (early career investigator) participation or leadership.
We want the trainees to

  • gain advanced ‘theoretical’ knowledge input on how to write competitive proposals & manage EU-funded projects from an EU funding expert & Horizon 2020 coach through an impulse talk plus interactive
  • ...

HERALD network news

Important announcements about the HERALD network

1. Conference funding for Inclusiveness Targetted Countries (ITC)

The EU has granted extra budget to COST and this is being passed on to running projects in the form of a new networking tool “ITC Conference Grants”.  These grants are to support PhD students and ECI* researchers from participating ITC countries** to attend any scientific conference not specifically organised by the COST Action.  Vouched travel costs, registration fees up to €500 and accommodation/food up to €160/day can be covered.  The conference must take place before the end of March 2018.  To apply, please e-mail the Action Chair, explaining how the scientific scope of your proposed attendance can support the HERALD objectives.  More information here.

Aside from this, all HERALD events include travel support for some ITC delegates; please contact the local organiser for details.

* An Early Career Investigator (ECI) is an...