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PIANOFORTE mobility grants

The European Partnership for Radiation Protection Research (PIANOFORTE contributes to improving the protection of the public, workers, patients and the environment from environmental, occupational and medical exposure to ionizing radiation. It brings together 58 partners representing 22 European Union countries as well as the United Kingdom and Norway, and is coordinated by the French Institute for Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN). It is co-financed by the European Union's EURATOM program and the governments of the participating countries. Through the research activities that will be carried out within its framework, PIANOFORTE will contribute to the implementation of European policies such as the European plan to combat cancer, the green pact for growth, and the implementation of the roadmap for reducing industrial and natural risks.

Via its work package 4 on Education and Training, mobility grants are available for early career researchers and professionals to allow research visits, field trips and participation in conferences and training courses. 

Travel grants for early career researchers

PIANOFORTE offers 20,000 € per year for travel awards to junior scientists working in the field of radiation protection research. Early career researchers (max 7 years after gaining the PhD), PhD or MSc students working in the broad field of radiation protection research. The support is not paid to BSc students. 

More information: https://pianoforte-partnership.eu/calls/travel-grants-for-researchers 

Travel grants for early career radiation protection professionals

PIANOFORTE offers 20,000 € per year for travel awards to junior radiation protection professionals. Support can be given for participation in a conference, in a course or for an exchange visit to a radiation protection facility.

Early career radiation protection professionals (e.g. first responders, occupational health physicians, radiation protection officers and experts, medical physics experts, regulators and industry professionals) who are max 7 years after starting their career. 

More information: https://pianoforte-partnership.eu/calls/travel-grants-for-early-career-radiation-protection-professionals 

Applications may be submitted at any time. However, there are 4 application deadlines per year:

  • 31st March,
  • 30th June,
  • 30th September,
  • 31st December.


After each deadline a maximum sum of 5000€ will be paid out to the top applicants. The maximal level of support per applicant is 1000€.

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