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, in programmes that must address a high priority area as defined in the call. EUROfusion “Bernard Bigot” Researcher Grants (ERG) support about 10 post-doctoral researchers or equivalent for up to two years. For the ERG, the proposed research project must have 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.

Both calls are open until 13 September 2022 and should be submitted via one of the EUROfusion consortium members (acting as employing institute).

Open Call: Researcher Grants to start in 2023

The call for EUROfusion Bernard Bigot Researcher Grants (ERG) has been launched with a deadline for proposals of 13 September 2022. The ERG offer early-career scientists (within two years after obtaining their doctorate) the opportunity to advance their work in a EUROfusion-relevant area, while linked to one of the consortium institutes.

For all information about this grant and the procedure, see the dedicated Grant page: https://collaborators.euro-fusion.org/eurofusion-grants/

Open Call: Engineering Grants to start in 2023

The call for EUROfusion Engineering Grants (EEG) has been launched with a deadline for proposals of 13 September 2022. The EEG are open to early career engineers (within three years after obtaining their Master of PhD), to enable them to specialise in a EUROfusion-relevant engineering topic.

For all information about this grant and the procedure, see the dedicated Grant page: https://collaborators.euro-fusion.org/eurofusion-grants/

Education

The EUROfusion General Assembly, the highest decisive body in the consortium, has allocated a budget of 35.7 M€ for the period 2021-2025 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.