Call for Research Proposals – Living Planet Fellowship 2018

Organization

European Space Agency (ESA)

Deadline

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Start Date

Friday, June 1, 2018

On behalf of the European Space Agency (ESA), we are pleased to invite you to participate to the Call for Research Proposals of the Living Planet Fellowship 2018. 
 
The main objective of this initiative is to support young researchers who have a doctoral degree and who would like to initiate a scientific career in the context of Earth Observation and Earth system science. 
 
With this call ESA plans to support up to 10 Post-Doctoral researchers (supported by ESA with a ceiling price of 99KEuro per 2-years under a co-funding scheme) to carry out a research project at a Host Institution in an eligible ESA Member State.
 
Candidate researchers shall submit research proposals responding to one of following Research Areas: 

Advancing Novel Methods and Techniques: Targeted research projects aimed at developing innovative methods, novel algorithms and new EO products and datasets expanding the scientific use of the Sentinel missions, the Earth Explorers or the ESA long-term data archives into new scientific areas and application domains.

Activities shall establish a solid basis to expand the missions product portfolio and stimulate novel science results and innovative applications.

Priority will be given to develop and validate novel algorithms, data processing techniques, advanced methodologies and new EO-based products that may maximise the novel capabilities offered by the Sentinel missions, the unique data offered by the Earth Explorers, the long-term series of ESA data archives, and its synergies also in combination with meteorological and non-ESA missions. 

Advancing Earth System Science: Cutting-edge scientific activities aimed at maximizing the scientific impact of ESA and European missions in terms of new discoveries and advances in Earth system science addressing the new challenges of the ESA EO Science Strategy.

Projects shall contribute to answer major open questions in Earth system science, address global scientific challenges posed by international Earth System Science communities and international science groups (e.g., WCRP, SOLAS, GCP, etc…).

Priority will be given to activities that maximise the scientific return of ESA and European EO assets including Sentinel, Earth Explorers and Meteo mission data, the long-term ESA archive and existing EO-based long-term datasets (e.g., ESA project results).