Young Researches - Educate, Discover, Prove, and Apply In Environmental Sciencis

Dept 58 - International Relations Department
Dept 58 - International Relations Department

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RegionJihomoravský region
Title of the ProgrammeCZ07 - Scholarship Programme
Title of the ProjectYoung Researches - Educate, Discover, Prove, and Apply In Environmental Sciencis
Project Website

https://ngyoungresearchers.weebly.com/

Number of the ProjectNF-CZ07-ICP-3-242-2015
Project Promoter

Masaryk University

Name of Norwegian Partner(s)

Norwegian University of Life Sciences

Objective of the Project

The project aimed to enable short term visits by young researchers at the partner university because they have a lack of opportunities to submit grant proposals and apply for funding aimed at further career development. The motivation was to develop the potential of young researchers and to strengthen cooperation between Masaryk University (MU) and the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) in the fields of environmental chemistry and ecotoxicology. Moreover, Masaryk University has provided the infrastructure at the Research Centre for Toxic Compounds in the Environment (RECETOX) to the visiting young researchers. The collaboration brought learning outcomes, valuable social and scientific experiences, new ideas for master’s projects and Ph.D. theses, new contacts, and networks. Short term visits by young researchers from Masaryk University and the Norwegian University of Life Sciences occurred during spring 2016. Within the framework of the project, 4 Czech and 4 Norwegian young researchers were supported. A second important activity from the project was organizing invited presentations given by Norwegian experts in environmental sciences. Masaryk University, through the Research Centre for Toxic Compounds in the Environment, invited three Norwegian experts who held educational seminars during their short-term visits. These experts were invited from prestigious Norwegian research institutes such as the Norwegian Institute for Water research (NIVA) and the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH). The most important bendit was the possibility for common work between Czech and Norwegian young researchers and enhanced chances for further collaboration in their scientific careers. Similarly, the visits by Norwegian experts were very important not only for young researchers and students, but for the whole research centre and its future research collaboration.

Approved grant

1 009 298,70 CZK / 38 087 €

Project DurationStart date: 01.09.2015, End date: 31.07.2016