The ESF supports a limited number (between 40 and 50) of Exploratory Workshops each year, which allow leading European scientists to meet to explore novel ideas at the European level with the aim of spearheading new areas of research.
The aim of a workshop is to: initiate the exchange of knowledge and experiences between researchers from across Europe in an emerging area of research; help establish new collaborative links between different disciplines; test innovative ideas and develop potential collaborative research projects.
Applications must demonstrate the potential importance of European collaboration in the chosen field. Exploratory workshop awards will normally be for around 20-25 participants up to a maximum value of 15 000 Euros and the awards are for workshops to be held in the calendar year 2003.
Awards are available for selected topics within the following domains: life and environmental sciences; physical and engineering sciences; medical sciences; social sciences; humanities.
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