#PlanetaryScience4All EPEC-EPSC 4-minute video contest: Call for PhD students

Calling all PhD students – showcase your research in #PlanetaryScience4All video contest

The Europlanet Early Career (EPEC) Communication working group

is giving all PhD students involved in planetary science the

opportunity to showcase their research through a 4-minute video

contest called #PlanetaryScience4All.

The deadline for submissions is 31 August 2020.

All the videos submitted will be shown during a dedicated session

during the Europlanet Science Congress (EPSC) 2020, which is

being held as a virtual meeting for the first time from

21 September – 9 October.

The winner will be announced at the end of the virtual conference.


The winner of the competition will receive a free registration for EPSC 2021, which will be held Helsinki, Finland, from 19-24 September 2021. The winning video will be also shared via the Europlanet website, newsletters and social media and will be used to inspire young people in future EPEC outreach activities.

find out more here: https://www.europlanet-society.org/early-careers-network/epec-communications-group/planetaryscience4all-video-contest/

Europlanet’s #InspiredByOtherWorlds arts contest

The Europlanet Society Congress 2020 (#EPSC2020) is inviting 

schoolsand space enthusiasts of all ages to get creative and share

their artworks and performances inspired by other worlds in a contest

called #InspiredByOtherWorlds.

Art is meant to inspire.  Let your imagination take us on a voyage

through our Solar System and planets around distant stars! Show us

how you have been inspired to create drawings, storytelling, pictures,

videos, models, craft works or art installations at home. 


You can choose planets, moons, asteroids, comets, meteorites, exoplanets, as single or multiple destinations for your creative journey, or show us how missions to explore planets have inspired you.


#InspiredByOtherWorlds entries will be showcased in a virtual exhibition and highlighted during a dedicated session during the Europlanet Science Congress 2020 (#EPSC2020), which is being held as a virtual meeting for the first time from 21 September – 9 October. The winners will be announced at the end of the virtual conference.

All artworks submitted will be considered by a panel of planetary scientists and artists. The winning artworks or performances will be shared via the Europlanet website, newsletters and social media and will be used to inspire young people in future Europlanet outreach activities.

  • All artworks should be uploaded to Flickr or submitted via the entry form.  If you’d also like to share on social media please use the hashtags #InspiredByOtherWorlds #EPSC2020.

  •  The deadline is 30 September 2020.


If you have any questions, please contact stavro.ivanovski@inaf.it

Closed calls:

Europlanet call for funding opportunities to

support Society Committees and Memberships

A call is open for proposals by our members asking funds for

activities within the regional hubs.

The scheme is designed to support projects with funds of between

1000-5000 €. The proposals should further the aims of the

Europlanet Society and actively involve Society members.

Guidelines prepared by ESF and the template for proposals are provided here below.  The closing date for applications is 31st March 2020. The template includes standard fields, for identification of the proposant, a short description of the proposed activity, how the Society will benefit from the project, justification of the detailed budget requested. 


The proposal must then be sent to the Benelux hub which centralizes all these proposals.

The hub ranks the proposal and introduces the selected ones into the online form of the Europlanet society . All proposals will then be collected and discussed by the Executive Board for the final selection of the best projects to be funded.

To find out more: https://www.europlanet-society.org/funding-scheme-launched-to-support-society-committees-and-membership/


Europlanet 2020 Call for free access to field sites and laboratories


Europlanet 20204 RI has announced its first call to support

researchers with free access to planetary analogue field sites and

planetary simulation and analysis laboratories.

Europlanet 2024 RI’s Transnational Access (TA) programme enables

European researchers to visit 24 distributed laboratory facilities in Europe five planetary analogue field sites around the world.


The TA programme supports all travel and local accommodation costs of European and international researchers in order to conduct their research in accredited facilities and field sites.


Applicants can submit proposals to the TA programme through annual calls. Anonymised proposals will be evaluated by a peer review process managed by the European Science Foundation independent of the Europlanet 2024 RI participants.

Deadline: 5th of May 2 pm (CEST, Brussels time)

To find out more: https://www.europlanet-society.org/europlanet-2024-ri-ta-call-2020/

Call for speakers to take part in Soapbox Science’s 2020 events (deadline 2nd of March 2020 10 am)

Soapbox Science is a public outreach platform for promoting women scientists and the science they do. Our events around the world transform public areas into an arena for public learning and scientific debate.  Are you a woman* who works in science and who is passionate about your research? Are you eager to talk to the general public about your work in a fun, informal setting?  No middle man, no PowerPoint slide, no amphitheatre – just remarkable scientists who are there to amaze with their latest discoveries, and to answer the science questions the public have been burning to ask.

*Soapbox Science uses an inclusive definition of ‘woman’ and welcomes applications from Non-binary and Genderqueer speakers.


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Submission open for ESA' s Moon Camp Discovery

This is the beginners level of the Moon Camp Challenge. Become a space engineer and take part in the future of Moon exploration by designing one component of a Moon base. The teams can submit their Moon Camp Discovery project until 31st January 2020.

More info at : https://mooncampchallenge.org/moon-camp-discovery/

Universities are called to apply for the 2020 Concurrent Engineering Challenge

ESA is looking for three universities from ESA Member States which would like to participate with their students in the fourth ESA Academy Concurrent Engineering Challenge. 

This Challenge will be organised by the ESA Education Office in collaboration with ESA’s Systems and Concurrent Engineering Section. The event will last five days, from 8:30 to 18:30 CET and take place during the last quarter of 2020 depending on the availability of the selected universities.

The ESA Academy Concurrent Engineering Challenge 2020 will feature four groups of 20-30 University students at Master or PhD level. A first group will be selected, at a later stage, by ESA to participate from ESA Academy’s Training and Learning Facility. The three others groups will be identified by the universities after summer and will participate from their respective Concurrent Engineering Facilities (CEFs).

Each group will be supervised by two local systems engineers and will be given, at the start of the Challenge, the same space mission to design within five days. Students in each group will be divided into small teams of two or three to cover the following disciplines: 

  • structures, 

  • configuration, 

  • power, 

  • mechanisms,

  • thermal,

  • attitude and orbit control, 

  • propulsion, 

  • trajectory analysis, 

  • communications and data handling. 


Students within each small team will design their subsystem using the Concurrent Engineering approach with the objective of complying with the mission requirements and prove feasibility. 

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