Additional schemes

Supporting training, education and research

One core function of EUROfusion, which supports and funds the European research activities, is to coordinate the training and education activities for European fusion research. This is done by supporting education and training programmes directly, as well as through various calls for proposals.

Through the Enabling Research Grant scheme, EUROfusion provides funding to diverse research projects carried out at the consortium laboratories. The EUROfusion Engineering Grants (EEG) provide funding for around 20 engineers for a period of three years, and the programmes must address a high priority areas as defined in the call. EUROfusion Researcher Grants (ERG) support about 10 post-doctoral researchers or equivalent for up to two years. For the ERG, the proposed research project must be a scientific or technical topic relevant to the objectives of the European Fusion Programme. The core criterion for awarding the grant is the qualification of the candidate. See the open calls below.

Open Call: Researcher Grants to start in 2022

The call for EUROfusion Researcher Grants (ERG) has been launched with a deadline for proposals of 13 September 2021. The ERG offers early-career scientists within two years of their doctorate the opportunity to advance their work in a EUROfusion-relevant area and linked to one of the consortium institutes.

Interested candidates should get in touch with one of the Beneficiaries, via which a proposal should be submitted. See the documents below for more information:

Open Call: Engineering Grants to start in 2022

The call for EUROfusion Engineering Grants (EEG) has been launched with a deadline for proposals of 13 September 2021. The EEG are open to early career engineers within six years after their Master, to enable them to specialise in a EUROfusion-relevant engineering topic.

Interested candidates should get in touch with one of the Beneficiaries via which a proposal should be submitted. See the documents below for more information:

Education

The EUROfusion General Assembly, the highest decisive body in the consortium, has allocated a budget of 41M€ for the periods 2014-2018 and 2019-2020 to support fusion-related PhD and pre-doctoral studies of students from member states. In certain cases, master students working on theses related to fusion may be offered support to participate in schools and conferences.

FuseNet, which closely collaborates with EUROfusion, provides a platform for European fusion education activities.

 

Enabling Research

EUROfusion identifies projects as key in the pursuit of new science and technology and supports them through the Enabling Research (ER) scheme. EUROfusion’s Science and Technology Advisory Committee, which evaluates and selects the ER proposals, acknowledges that some of these projects fill critical gaps in the EUROfusion programme. The aim is to increase the exchange of ideas from other fields.