Transnational Access (TA)
Europlanet 2024 RI provides FREE access to the world’s largest collection of planetary simulation and analysis facilities.
- Five Planetary Field Analogues (PFA) from Botswana to Iceland to support current and forthcoming missions to Mars, the Moon and the icy moons of Jupiter.
- Twenty four Distributed Planetary Laboratory Facilities (DPLF) to enable the simulation or characterisation of planetary conditions and materials, plus eleven further facilities offered by the Korea Basic Science Institute (KBSI) in South Korea.
Europlanet 2024 RI’s Transnational Access (TA) programme supports all travel and local accommodation costs for European and international researchers to visit these facilities and field sites.
- You can submit proposals to the TA programme through annual calls.
- You should only apply for access to facilities outside of the country in which you are employed.
- The TA programme can support up to two researchers for each visit and covering a time-period ranging from a few days to several weeks.
- While the Europlanet 2024 RI TA programme is designed to primarily support planetary science, applications from other research disciplines will also be considered based on innovation and potential scientific and technological impact.
The second call for Transnational Access applications is now open. If you are interested in submitting an application, please consult the call page. You will have until 14:00 CET on 6 January 2021 to submit your application.
Anonymised proposals will be evaluated by a peer review process managed by the European Science Foundation, independent of the Europlanet 2024 RI participants.
A virtual workshop will be organised on 3 December, from 10:00 to 13:00 CET, to help applicants to submit high quality proposals. Participants will have the chance to talk to the TA programme organisers, learn about the full procedure, be given some useful tips and hear about successful projects. Participation is free – please register here.
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