Apply to host FOSTER training events on OA, open data and open science
With this first call we are now inviting proposals to host FOSTER training events on OA, open data and open science to be held from June to December 2014.

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Training for Open Science in Europe – get involved!

The FOSTER project (Facilitate Open Science Training for European Research) aims to support different stakeholders, especially young researchers, in practicing open access (OA), open data sharing and open science.

FOSTER will support community training actions via two annual open calls for events.

With this first call we are now inviting proposals to host FOSTER training events on OA, open data and open science to be held from June to December 2014. The second call will be issued in October 2014 for events in 2015.

Interested in training others on open science topics? Would you like to make a difference?

FOSTER will provide limited co-funding for events. With your help, we want to organize both engaging and instructive events that reach out to diverse disciplinary communities and countries in the European Research Area.

We are looking to support different types of training events and strategies, ranging from short (one or two-hour) workshops, through to summer schools. Some examples of the training formats and content that we would like to support are available here

How to apply and the deadline

  1. Describe the training goals, target audiences, budget needed and any co-funding offered. Please fill in the application form which can be downloaded here.
  2. Please submit your training application no later than Monday, 17 March 2014 here.

Who can apply?

Organisations based in European Research Area (ERA) are eligible to participate. 

About FOSTER

FOSTER (Facilitate Open Science Training for European Research), an FP7-funded project, aims to accelerate knowledge and practice of open access and open science, especially among young researchers, across all fields. In addition, it will mobilize other stakeholders, such as project managers, administrators, and librarians, in support of this aim.

Read the full FOSTER announcement (fosteropenscience.eu/training-call-2014) here.

Contact

If you have any questions or need clarifications, please contact EIFL-OA Programme Manager Iryna Kuchma (iryna.kuchma[@]eifl.net).