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Early-career fusion researchers encouraged to apply now for the 2024 EUROfusion Bernard Bigot Researcher Grants.

EUROfusion has launched the call for applications for the EUROfusion Bernard Bigot Researcher Grants. These grants will fund up to ten outstanding early-career researchers to conduct research projects starting in the first half of 2024. The EUROfusion grant will cover their salaries under the EUROfusion funding rules as well as contribute to their research activities and missions for up to two years.

To be eligible, candidates must currently hold a PhD and have defended their doctoral thesis within two years preceding the submission deadline. Interested candidates should jointly prepare their application with a EUROfusion consortium member, who will submit the application and offer to employ the candidate for the proposed duration of the project.

The EUROfusion Bernard Bigot Researcher Grants support the education and training of a new generation of fusion scientists in alignment with the European Research Roadmap to the Realisation of Fusion Energy. It is an honour to name these researcher grants after Dr Bernard Bigot, former Director-General of the ITER Organization from 2015-2022. Dr Bigot was an inspirational leader and instrumental in shaping the ITER project where he promoted the one-project-one-team spirit and project culture throughout the ITER Organization and collaborating partners.

Further details of the overall procedure are provided in the following documents:

Interested candidates can join the EUROfusion Training and Education Office’s Q&A Information Session on Wednesday, 19 April 2023, at 14.00 CET (connection details can be found on the EUROfusion wiki pages or requested by emailing

For all other questions, please contact:

The submission deadline is 28 April 2023. The EUROfusion Bernard Bigot Researcher Grant application deadline has been extended to 5 May 2023. Please note that the eligibility criteria remain unchanged, specifically that applicants must have defended their doctoral thesis within two years before the original deadline of April 28, 2023.

Dr Bernard Bigot, ITER Director-General 2015-2022. Credit: ITER Organization
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