The European Commission’s science service, the Joint Research Centre, has launched a call for applications for junior refugee scientists to receive training and mentoring.
The initiative offers young refugee scientists the chance to pursue research in their field, get work experience and make connections that could lead to future employment, the JRC announced on 13 November. Participants will be assigned a JRC mentor and take part in skills and career development workshops run in collaboration with the Global Young Academy researchers’ association.
“The programme will provide a first-hand introduction to the JRC’s scientific work and the European research context,” the JRC said. “Participants will work with their mentor to identify possibilities for future scientific support, based on mutually agreed individual needs.”