Travel Grants to ESOF 2014

Travel Grants to attend ESOF 2014

Created by Euroscience, ESOF – Euroscience Open Forum – is the biennial pan-European meeting dedicated to scientific research and innovation. The ESOF2014 event to be held in Copenhagen, 21-26 June 2014 will bring together over 5,000 scientists; business leaders; senior EU and government officials; and international scientific media to discuss the best of European science and to address all of the current major global scientific challenges, including Energy, Climate Change and Health. Themes include “Material and Virtual World”, “Science, Democracy & Citizenship” to “The Global Resource Management”.

ESOF provides young researchers with a unique opportunity to interact with leading scientists from various scientific fields. With up to 1,000 young researchers from across Europe and beyond, ESOF2014 will give them the unique opportunity to expand their networks of international contacts and to establish important links with potential collaborators.

Various organisations, including the Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation (DASTI), the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) in France and the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO) in Belgium offered travel grants to help young researchers who wish to attend ESOF2014.

The list of selected grantees may be consulted here.

ESOF Bus and Train

In order to make ESOF accessible to students, EuroScience in collaboration with ESOF cities, promoted the idea of a low cost transportation and accommodation.

The project was based on the successful Barcelona and Torino Science Bus event, realized by the ESOF2008 and ESOF2010 Team that brought to Barcelona 40 and to Torino 30 students from across Europe. The Science busses participants were offered a very low conference fee, the possibility to be hosted in low cost accommodations in Copenhagen and onsite help provided by the local organizers.
Selected participants had access to all ESOF programmes and to the specific sessions dedicated to Young Researchers.

This year, 12 students from two universities in the Czech Republic (Institute of Technology and Business in Ceske Budejovice and the University of South Bohemia) and 15 students from the University of Strasbourg in France have reached Copenhagen by bus and train.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all participating funding organizations and universities for their contributions. Presence of these prominent young researchers at ESOF is of a great importance not only for their own career development but also for the future of science.

Grantees’ reports


      • Luiz Sérgio Carvalho
      • Anderson Talon
      • Bianca Zanetti
      • Marcela Alcântara Proença


      • Weiwei shi
  • Xiao Jia


  • Zhang Jingpu


  • Jia Xu



      • Deepak Malani
  • Akash Nigam


  • Sridatta Chatterjee


South Korea

      • Gusang Kwon


      • Levente Pap
  • Luke Bowman


  • Jeewhan Yoon


  • Sohini Manna


Europe Based Grantees

      • Helena Gonzalez (Spain)