1st Collaborative European Freshwater Science Project for Young Researchers, (“FreshProject”) – call for Proposals

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We invite proposals for a project to be supported by the European Federation of Freshwater Sciences (EFFS). The call has been developed as a joint effort of the EFFS board, the European Fresh and Young Researchers (EFYR) and representatives of the Fresh Blood for Fresh Water (FBFW) meetings, based on a previous call from the Jóvenes‐AIL (J‐AIL) of the Iberian Limnological Society. It has the primary goals of encouraging young freshwater researchers across Europe to create synergistic interactions that lead to new knowledge, promote networking among young European Limnologists and offer experience in generating research ideas, acquiring funding, planning and carrying out a collaborative international scientific project.

Collaboration among scientists over a wide geographical area offers the possibility to plan innovative experiments with a relatively small budget. Such collaborative projects have the potential for combining outstanding research with networking, and thus can be very valuable for scientists at an early stage in their careers. As an example, a project such as this initiated by the AIL, developed into a programme involving 42 young scientists performing measurements in 11 rivers in Germany, Spain and Switzerland. Proposals submitted to the present call should specify original research on any aspect of the ecology of inland waters. We are seeking to support research relying on the original and well-designed use of inexpensive and simple methodology, and will favour multidisciplinary interactions among young researchers from several European countries. This is an `equal opportunity call’ which is open to all young members of the limnological societies constituting EFFS. National societies from Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Spain/Portugal, Switzerland and United Kingdom financially support this programme and kindly encourage the participation of their young members.

Please download the call from this link.

For more information you can contact:

Luigi Naselli-Flores:

Núria Cid:

Miguel Cañedo-Argüelles:


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