Researchers: Opportunities

Royal Society Publishing Photography Competition 2018

The competition celebrates the power of photography to communicate science and the role that great images play in making science accessible to a wide audience.

With entries invited in the categories of astronomy, behaviour, earth science and climatology, ecology and environmental science and micro-imaging, the competition is an opportunity for researchers across all areas of science to capture moments that inspire them and allow others to be inspired in turn.

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Entries will close 31 August.

‚ÄčOpenUP Blog Competition for Early Career Researchers and Students

Early career researcher or student? The OpenUP Hub blog wants your ideas for the future of review, dissemination or assessment in research and win a scholarship to attend the OpenUP Final Conference in Brussels, September 5th and 6th 2018, and present your ideas!

The EU-funded project OpenUP addresses key aspects and challenges of the currently transforming science landscape, to come up with a cohesive framework for the review-disseminate-assess phases of the research lifecycle that is fit to support and promote Open Science.

To showcase new innovations in research review, dissemination or assessment in research, the OpenUP final conference Opening UP the Research Life Cycle: Innovative Methods for Open Science will take place on September 5th and 6th, Academy Palace, Brussels.

OpenUP is offering three funded scholarships open to early career researchers (i.e, not tenured faculty) and students to attend the conference.

Want to take part? Just tell us in no more than 1000 words, what you think is the most urgent thing that needs to change in how research is reviewed, disseminated or assessed.

This theme is an invitation to answer the question of what concrete benefits can be realized by making scholarly research outputs openly available. Your contribution could concentrate on pressing issues related to responsible research and innovation (e.g., gender equality, science education, ethics), a new service or tool you would like to see, increasing transparency and participation in science, or how you think we can shift the scientific culture to make better use of new methods.

The extended deadline for submission is Friday, 29th June, 2018 17.00 CEST. The programme committee will then select the three winners based on originality and impact.

Scholarship details
OpenUP will reimburse your basic travel costs to Brussels. This means an economy class flight and/or train ticket, accommodation and public transport transfer costs. The project cannot guarantee reimbursement of costs which total more than €800, unless prior approval has been sought. You will also be invited to join the official Conference Dinner on the 5th of September free of charge.

For any questions, please contact Edit Görögh via email:

How to submit

Please submit your entry as a blog post via the OpenUP Hub blog.

For details on how to submit, please see here: Submitting a blog article to OpenUP Hub step by step

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