Early Career Investigator Conference Grants

Early Career Investigator (ECI) Conference Grants are financial support of researchers in their early scientific career to travel to an international conference to present their latest research results. Their aim is to help Early Career Investigators to promote their research and establish their own network of colleagues, both in academia and industry. At least one ECI Conference Grant will be supported per year.


  • Promote Early Career Investigators who work in the area of industrial mathematics
  • Foster collaboration between industrial mathematics researchers and disseminate the latest industrial mathematics research
  • Spread awareness of the benefits of industrial mathematics

Who can apply?

The call is open to Early Career Investigators (0 – 8 years post-PhD) and preference will be given to applicants with projects that have a clear industrial mathematics application or are working in collaboration with industrial partners. Early Career Investigators are applicants engaged in a research program, or affiliated to an Institution or legal entity which has within its remit a clear association with performing scientific research. Applications from researchers based in a COST Inclusiveness Target Country are particularly welcome.

Please consult the ‘Application Guidelines‘ before completing an ‘Application Form‘.

Assessment Criteria

Applications will be evaluated by a Conference Grant Committee as appointed by MI-NET’s Management Committee, according to their ability to fulfill the objectives set out above. Please make sure that your application clearly states the relevance of the project to mathematics for industry.

Funds Available

An Early Career Investigator Conference Grant is a fixed financial contribution and does not necessarily cover all expenses related to conference participation. Maximum funding available is  1500 Euro. Eligible costs include: travel, accommodation, conference registration, and meals.


All presentations must acknowledge the support of MI-NET, and display the MI-NET logo. Within 4 weeks of the end of the conference the successful applicant must provide a one page summary of the conference visit for publication on the MI-NET website.

Please note: All activities will have to take place between 1st May 2018 and 30th April 2019 (Grant Period 4).