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Webinar recording and presentation: RDA Europe Early Career And Expert Grants


Date/Time22 January 2019, 16:00 CET / 15:00 GMT
Presenters/Speakers:Natalie Harrower (DRI), Ana Slavec (InnoRenew), Hugh Shanahan (Royal Holloway)


RDA Europe ( has launched a series of cascading grants designed to support research data experts and young researchers working with data. Two of the grants, the Early Career and the Expert grant programmes, are being run in connection to the main RDA working meetings with the aim of providing the grantees with the opportunity to leverage the Plenaries and engage closer with the RDA global data sharing community.

Two calls for applications are currently open to facilitate participation of 7 RDA Early Career Researchers and 5 Expert RDA members to the 13th RDA Plenary meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US.

If interested in these opportunities, view the below webinar recording and presentation given by Dr. Natalie Harrower, director of the DRI. Ana Slavec (InnoRenew) and Hugh Shanahan (Royal Holloway), previous grant winners, have shared their experience and advice for potential future candidates.  The goal behind this Q&A session was to give a detailed overview of the programmes and the application process for the grants, while aiming to answer questions from the participants.

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A short overview of the calls is available below, for more information visit

RDA Europe is seeking applications from students and early career professionals from higher education or research institutions  with studies focusing on research data sharing and exchange challenges. The Early Career support programme will offer up to seven grants of maximum €1750. To view all the call details and apply please visit:

The RDA Plenaries are working events built around the RDA Working Group (WG) and Interest Group (IG) meetings. If you are a mid-career or senior data professional or scientist, interested or already committed to RDA activities you can apply for one of five grants of maximum €1800 to support your participation to the Plenary meeting. To find out more visit

For both Open Calls, application period closes on the 5 February 2019, 17:00 CET and applicants will be notified of the outcome on the 28 February 2019.