1st EPEC Annual Week – Registration Deadline Update
March 19, 2018

1st Europlanet Early Career (EPEC) Annual Week – Registration deadline update.

Europlanet is pleased to announce the first fully sponsored training school for its new network of early career scientists who work in the field of Planetary/Space Science.


Dates: 11-15 June 2018
Venue: International Space University, Strasbourg, France

Deadline for registration: 20th March (**the Google form will remain open until 31st March and late applicants will be put on a waiting list**)

The applicant must either be in their final year of an MSc course (or equivalent), be currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program in the field of Planetary/Space Science, or have obtained their Ph.D. qualification not earlier than 2011.

The school is organised by EPEC, the new Europlanet Early Career (EPEC) network that was officially launched during the EPSC conference in Riga in September 2017. One of the main objectives of EPEC is to form a strong network between young professionals by organising early-career-relevant events and by engaging in different projects amongst the different working groups (see website for more details on working groups). Furthermore, the EPEC community aims to bring a young voice in Europlanet to shape the future of planetary and space sciences. More information on EPEC can be found on the Europlanet EPEC webpage: http://www.europlanet-eu.org/early-careers-network/

Note that in order to apply to the training school you are NOT required to be a member of EPEC, although this is encouraged. If you fulfil the requirements to be a member and wish to become one, please send an email to epec.network@gmail.com, including “EPEC application” in the subject.

The training school in Strasbourg is an opportunity for the EPEC community to better get to know each other, to brainstorm on how to further develop the network in terms of the activities of its working groups and to enhance the interaction with members of the Europlanet Board, who will be invited to give talks throughout the week. Furthermore, the school brings together young scientists from all EU countries and provides a networking platform where science discussion and collaboration are stimulated via a series of group activities. More details of the week’s schedule can be found at the link below:


Europlanet will cover most of the expenses for attending the school. These include:

  • Travel (reimbursement of up to 150€ subject to proof of purchase);
  • Four nights in a 4* hotel close to the school venue. The participants will share an en-suite double room with another person of the same sex;
  • Social event on Thursday evening – see schedule for more details.

To submit your application, please complete the registration form at the link below:


Successful applicants will be notified via e-mail within two weeks after the submission deadline. In case of any queries or problems related to the application procedure, please send an email to epec.network@gmail.com, including “EPEC Annual Week application” in the subject.

Looking forward to see you this June.

EPEC Annual Week Organising Team

Indhu Varatharajan, German Aerospace Center DLR, Berlin (Chair)
Gianluca Carnielli, Imperial College London, UK (Chair)
Lena Noack, Freie University, Berlin
Nicolas Walter, European Science Foundation, France
Philippe Nauny, University of Glasgow, UK
Anna Losiak, University of Exeter, UK
Ana Cernok, Open University, UK
Rutu Parekh, University of Bristol, UK
Ruth-Sophie Taubner, Vienna University, Austria
Emma Losantos, Geosciences Institute IGEO, Spain