EUTOPIA Updates, 16 May 2022


EUTOPIA Updates, 16 May 2022

Today's Spotlight


EUTOPIA is co-organizing the Times Higher Education Europe Universities Summit in Barcelona - May 16 - 17, 2022

European nations are facing major challenges including climate change, the digital transformation and migration crises, while emerging from a huge global health crisis and the resulting economic fallout. At the junction of education, research, and innovation, higher education has a unique position in shaping sustainable and resilient economies, and in making the European Union greener, digitally literate, and more inclusive.

The European Universities Strategy was launched in January 2022, alongside European Commission recommendations on how to increase cooperation across the entire higher education sector. It empowers universities by championing them as ‘lighthouses’ of the European way of life, helping them increase transnational cooperation and supporting a green and digital transition.

Learn more here.


Alliance News


What is EUTOPIA doing for Ukraine?

Do you want to know what steps the 10 EUTOPIA universities are taking to help Ukrainian students, academics and their families? Check here.


Partner News 


VUB Leadership Week Opening Ceremony - May 30, 2022

Under the auspices of the VUB Leadership Week 2022, the EUTOPIA community is invited to attend an inspirational online speech on leadership by invited speaker Sile Walsh on 30 May 2022. She will will give a keynote speech on ‘Leadership as a practice: Drawing on Inclusive leadership during times of VUCA : volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity'.

Learn more and register here.




UNICA – Eutopia Train webinar & workshop: “Successful strategies in applying for citizen science funding”, May 17, 2022

Finding funding for citizen science projects is not always easy. Funding bodies or calls have a different and specific focus and different requirements.

On May 17th, join the webinar organised by UNICA together with EUTOPIA TRAIN to learn more about successful strategies in applying for citizen science projects. The invited speakers will provide the audience with interesting insights, important take-aways and useful suggestions regarding successful applications. The panel of international citizen science experts, researchers and funding body representatives will share their experiences and suggest strategies. Learn more and register here.


New TRAIN Webinar: Navigating Open Science in Horizon Europe - May 30, 2022

During this webinar, the main mandatory and suggested practices of Open Science (make research data findable, accessible, interoperable, and re-usable (FAIR) without opt-outs, etc.) will be presented by the European Commission.

This will be supported by experts from EUTOPIA universities, sharing ideas and good practices on Open Science in European-funded projects. The webinar will also present guidance and support offered through the EUTOPIA-TRAIN project.

Learn more and register here.


EUTOPIA-TRAIN Third Citizen Science Clinic - Online Workshop - June 7, 2022

Are you facing specific challenges in your citizen science work? Would you like an opportunity to share difficulties and feedback? Do you feel you would benefit from some insight from colleagues across Europe? Welcome to the EUTOPIA TRAIN Citizen Science Clinic!

The Citizen Science Clinic is an online workshop specially designed to share challenges and ideas for your citizen science work. Each workshop first focuses on one person’s situation. After exploring one person’s challenge, we zoom out to discuss the broader context and how we can all apply these findings to our work.

The third citizen science clinic, will take place through Zoom on Tuesday, June 7th, 16:00-17:00 CET.

Learn more and register here.




ICUR 2022 - Deadline for abstract submission June 5, 2022

The International Conference of Undergraduate Research (ICUR) is an annual, two-day academic conference that showcases the best in undergraduate research from around the world. Students present their research in real-time, video-linked sessions from their home campus.
Attendance at ICUR provides material for your CV, extensive feedback, valuable networking opportunities, and an introduction to research as a potential career. Extensive support is provided throughout the year for all participants, including abstract writing workshops.

ICUR 2022 will take place on September 28th and 29th. To join, submit your abstract by 5th June. Learn more here.


Open Call Connected Research Communities - Deadline for applications June 10, 2022

The EUTOPIA Connected Research Communities aims to connect research initiatives across EUTOPIA and beyond and enable researchers and innovators to grow their ideas in any science and technology field by sharing them with their peers. All EUTOPIA researchers within all research fields and disciplines from one of the six founding EUTOPIA universities are eligible as paid members.

The coordinator is required to be employed at one of the six original EUTOPIA universities throughout the project. Learn more here.


All Summer Schools open to the EUTOPIA community can be found on the central EUTOPIA website

Each year, the partner universities of EUTOPIA offer a range of Summer and Winter Schools, often open to international students. Below is a page summarizing every Summer Schools currently available to the EUTOPIA students and community. Check them out end register here.




Funding opportunity: Three months visiting fellowships at the University of Warwick - Fernandes Fellowships

The University of Warwick would like to invite researchers from across EUTOPIA to apply for a visiting fellowship scheme: Fernandes Fellowships.

These Fellowships will allow those in research, tenure-track, or early academic positions to undertake a three-month visit to Warwick (possibly split over two or three visits) in order to develop long-term research collaborations. Fellows, who must have less than 10 years of postdoctoral experience, will receive a stipend of £2,000 per month; travel costs of up to £1,000; and research, support, and training costs of up to £3,000.

Applications can be submitted at any time and will be reviewed on a monthly basis until funds are fully allocated. Visits must be completed by the end of 2022.

More information and registration. Contact for more info.


VUB funding opportunity to accelerate the development of the EUTOPIA Connected Research Community - Continuous funding until budget exhaustion

Grants for fundamental research and for applied research/innovation and valorisation with at least one of its 9 EUTOPIA Partners.

Academic personal members (ZAP) affiliated to VUB can apply for outgoing and incoming international mobility grants and preparation of EU applications with one or several of its EUTOPIA partners. This is a continuously open call with 4 evaluation moments per year until budget exhaustion. Typical duration 1-3 months mobility. Learn more here.




May 16th - 17th
Times Higher Education Europe Universities Summit in Barcelona

May 17th
Second joint UNICA and EUTOPIA TRAIN workshop: Successful strategies in applying for citizen science funding

May 30th

June 5th
Deadline for submissions to ICUR 2022

June 7th
EUTOPIA-TRAIN Third Citizen Science Clinic

June 10th
Deadline for applications - Connected Research Communities

June 30th
Deadline for applications - UBB Summer School Transylvania International Summer Courses of Romanian Language and Civilization

July 6th - 8th
Open Innovation Event in Warwick - Open Innovation Challenge