The EFC Young Scientist Grant (formerly EUROCORR Young Scientist Grant) is an award founded and presented by the EFC since 2016. Its objective is to stimulate interaction and collaboration within the international corrosion community, by providing financial support to junior corrosionists to enable them to visit and interact with other corrosionists at their home institute abroad and to discuss research issues of mutual concern relevant to the field. A special EFC Young Scientist Grant Selection Committee makes the grant selection on the basis of brief proposals submitted. It will be presented at the yearly EUROCORR Conference.
To enter the competition, two applicants submit a proposal, focused on the research area or issue they want to discuss bilaterally at the home institute of one of the partners, using the Application Form.
The main applicant
- has less than eight years of professional experience (incl. PhD) upon application deadline (Other candidates may also be considered if there are extraordinary grounds for doing so. (Extraordinary grounds refer to illness, parental leave or similar circumstances).
- is a participant to the EUROCORR taking place the year when the award is granted, and
- submits an abstract to this EUROCORR.
The co-applicant must be a member of an EFC Member Society and should preferably be a participant to the EUROCORR taking place the year when the award is granted.
Thanks to a donation of the Chinese Society for Corrosion and Protection (CSCP), the grant is augmented to 4 grants of up to €1,500 or 3 grants of up to €2,000; further, the CSCP will grant direct support to one recipient out of the 3 or 4 awarded, if collaboration includes travelling between China and Europe.
The submission deadline is 15 February of the year of the EUROCORR the grant will be awarded. Submissions after this deadline will not be considered.
The call for applications for the 2024 EFC Young Scientist Grant is open.
The winner agrees that their name and affiliation will be published on the EFC's website and social media channel(s). The winner also agrees to be interviewed by the YoungEFC and to the publication of this interview on the EFC's website and social media channel(s).
EFC (EUROCORR) Young Scientist Grant winners
Presentation of the grants and delivery of the reports on the occasion of EUROCORR.