Return to Science Fellowship

SETAC Europe is calling for nominations for the Return to Science Fellowship in 2011.

This new fellowship, which comprises a grant of 4000 Euros and other benefits, was initiated in 2009 by Lorraine Maltby (winner of the SETAC Europe Environmental Education Award 2009) during the opening ceremony of the SETAC Europe Annual Meeting in 2009.

For this Fellowship, SETAC Europe seeks highly qualified and talented scientists or engineers (female or male) in the field of environmental sciences who wish to return to a career in science after a professional break of one year or more due to either family commitments (e.g. caring for disabled/infirmed/ vulnerable family members, child birth/care, elderly care) or a period of illness. The award recipient should be based in a geographical area administered by SETAC Europe (i.e., Europe and Africa). The awards will be presented 15 May 2011 at the Opening Ceremony of the SETAC Europe 21st Annual Meeting in Milan, Italy.

To apply for this award, please submit the following documents to the SETAC Europe office before 31 December 2010:

  • a full CV
  • letter(s) of recommendation or support, highlighting the track record and development potential of the applicant
  • an e-photograph
  • a publication list or other supporting documents
  • an outline of the applicants aspirations and potential for progression in her or his scientific/engineering discipline (i.e. objectives and outputs)
  • what, if any, other support, financial or otherwise, is available (eg. from existing employment where relevant) and what use has or will be been made of it
  • a strong case outlining what the fellowship grant would be used for.

A report has to be send to SETAC Europe one year after the grant has been given.