Research budget, conferences

Research expenses for ESA Research Fellows are covered by the respective departmental budgets, e.g., publication charges, attendance to conferences, participation at observing campaigns or research visits.

Research Fellows have also access to the Science Visitor Programme and can invite external collaborators, funded by the ESA Faculty, to work with them.

Research Fellows have various opportunities to mentor undergraduate or Master's student trainees.

Fellows are encouraged to join existing research activities or start new ones in collaboration with staff members. Activities that will require substantial amount of additional funding (e.g. flight hardware contributions, organisation of conferences, workshops, etc.) undergo assessment by the science faculty and will be decided case-by-case.

Research Fellow can participate in training courses from the training catalogue offered to ESA staff if suitable for their careers.