The FuturiZe Bursaries application period is now open, until Wednesday 20th March 2019. You can access the FZ Bursary application form here.
We also welcome your opinions and input to the participatory process to prioritise and develop future scenarios in addictions through the FuturiZe consultation survey, which is a prior requirement for those applying for FZ bursaries.
FuturiZe bursaries (scope and award criteria)
The FZ bursaries will support around 120 participants, who would otherwise not be able to attend the LxAddictions19 conference, arranging their travel, accommodation, and participation fee (with different elements covered depending on their varying levels of need), and allowing them to participate in the FuturiZe debate sessions.
The bursaries will be awarded with the following selection criteria in mind:
- Input to the FZ participatory process: completing the FuturiZe consultation survey is a prior requirement to the application process (deadline 18h CET+1, 20/3/2019). Applications without a completed FZ survey wil be automatically disregarded.
- To complete the FZ Bursary application form and provide supporting information for selection by the application deadline (18h CET+1, 20/3/2019)
- Scientific/professional excellence: The scope and achievements of the academic and/or professional practice of the applicant in accordance with their career stage (even at early stages) and the opportunities afforded by their sector and/or home country context.
- Geographic scope: Applications will be eligible from EU members and candidate countries, Russia, countries of the European Neighbourhood Policy framework, and other countries collaborating with EU countries on addiction policy issues.
- Under-resourced background: Applicants from lower income (GDP less than 90% of the EU average), less research intensive countries, early career stages and stakeholder sectors with scarce resources to fund their attendance at such events will be prioritised for funding if they fulfil the criteria for relevance, scope and achievements of academic and/or professional career and practice.
- Engagement in LxAddictions19: The potential for active engagement in the conference and/or Futures of Addiction strand will be prioritised and can be indicated, for instance, through the submission of an abstract to present at LxAddictions19 (in line with the requirements of scientific quality and formats of proposals), irrespective of whether the submission is accepted; or by a possible contribution to the future policy workshops, explained in your letter of motivation. Please note that the abstract submission deadline for LxAddictions19 runs until Monday 4th February 2019, late-breaking abstracts until 29th June.
The selection process will aim to ensure balance in stakeholder profiles, gender, career stage and geography, as far as is possible. Please bear in mind that documents supporting applications should be clear and self-explanatory to facilitate selection.
Please note that those already registered for Lisbon Addictions 2019 will not be eligible for a FuturiZe bursary.