EUTOPIA Updates, 30 May 2022


EUTOPIA Updates, 30 May 2022

Today's Spotlight 


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.


Alliance News 


EUTOPIA's RECTORS' First visit to NOVA University of Lisbon!

Every six months, EUTOPIA brings together all the people toiling in this perspective in one of the European cities where it is based. With the arrival of the new universities in the last months of 2021, it became necessary to add to the EUTOPIA Weeks a new format for discovering an academic institution in all its complexity, a city, a territory, a culture, all assets that it is difficult to perceive from a distance.

Therefore, EUTOPIA’s Strategic Board decided to visit each new institution, and in May they met in Lisbon, discovering the NOVA University of Lisbon, its scientific laboratories, and its Business School facing the Tagus. These onsite meetings show how engaged the alliance’s leading teams are and the conviction they show when assembling the founding stones of a future student-centred European University.

Learn more here.


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 


CY to host the next EUTOPIA Expert Seminar, focusing on Inclusion - June 17, 2022

Inclusive higher education contributes to individual development and well-being and increases educational opportunities. It also drives convergence upwards in higher education itself, thus creating a dynamic virtuous spiral. Higher Education institutions can act as direct role models for the broader society and help the transformative development of social justice and inclusivity.

The seminar Bridging the Gap: Designing Higher Education Policies through Inclusion Narratives, intends to bring in “expert by experience” voices (students and external stakeholders, including other alliances and a member of the European Parliament), which narratives are important to understand the shared meaning of disadvantage, develop recommendations and initiatives, design strategies, methods, research programmes, and raise awareness of diversity.

The seminar will take place on the 17th of June 2022 at iX Campus in Saint-Germain-en-Laye. The Seminar will not be open to registration.

Learn more here.




The EUTOPIA Knowledge Bazaar: Showcasing a marketplace of ideas -  June 21, 2022

Building upon the alliance's commitment to openness and inclusion, the EUTOPIA Knowledge Bazaar aims to foster a community of curiosity and active involvement by presenting innovative research outcomes through innovative means.

The Bazaar does not display research outcomes in a traditional way. It is a space of creation itself, where research is presented through experimental, audiovisual formats that are, by themselves, artistic investigation products. It invites the user to enter and browse among a myriad of images and sounds which divulge cutting-edge discoveries through innovative productions.

The event will happen online on the EUTOPIA YouTube Channel, on June 21st, from 4 to 6 pm CET.

Learn more here.

Subscribe to the EUTOPIA Youtube Channel here.




ICUR Abstract Writing Bootcamp Session - June 1st, 2022

As the ICUR abstract submission period draws to a close, the Abstract Writing Bootcamp sessions give applicants a chance to commit to a time to get their abstract submission finished, with the opportunity to chat to our team via direct message or MS Teams calls with any questions they may have as they work to submit their abstract by our deadline. The next and last bootcamp is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, June 1st, from 10:00 CET to 13:00 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.

The deadline for applications to the CY Summer Schools on Heritage Science was pushed back to the 9th of June, 2022.

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.




June 1st
ICUR Abstract Writing Bootcamp Session

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 17th
Expert Seminar on Inclusion: "Bridging the Gap: Designing Higher Education Policies through Inclusion Narratives"

June 21st
Knowledge Bazaar: A marketplace of Ideas

June 27th to July 1st
EUTOPIA Week Brussels

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