A Workshop for Early Career Researchers
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Saturday, 29 October 2005, 9:00 - 17:30
General Assembly Hall
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences 1
15 Noemvri Str. 1040 Sofia
Presented by Science's Next Wave  in association with:
We invite researchers from all scientific disciplines to join us for a day of practical information and career advice. We will cover diverse topics including research funding opportunities available in Bulgaria, mobility schemes, career options away from academia and provisions for women in science.
9:30, Introduction Professor Naum Yakimoff
9:40, Session A: European Mobility Programmes
What mobility fellowships are currently available to European researchers? Our speakers will explain what is on offer from the EC's Marie Curie Actions, Humboldt fellowships, EMBO amongst others and provide practical information about stipends and submitting your application.
Dr. Begona Arano European Commission DG Research, Directorate D: The Human Factor, Mobility and Marie Curie Activities
Dr. Christina Vidinova, Marie Curie Training Sites, Military Academy, Sofia DG Research, Directorate D: The Human Factor, Mobility and Marie Curie Activities
Dr. Jan Taplick Fellowship Manager, European Molecular Biology Organisation
Dr. Georgi Vaysillov Former Fellow, Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation, University of Sofia
Elisaveta Gurova Bulgarian Network of Mobility Centres,(ERA-MORE)
11:00, Coffee break
11:30, Session B: What is the Alternative? Non-academic Careers for Scientists
Many doctorate-qualified scientists make the move away from research in academia either through choice or as a consequence of permanent posts in academia being scarce. Our panellists will provide an insight into the plethora of alternative careers on offer, including careers in industry.
Dr. Seema Sharma Introduction to Non-Academic Careers, European Programme Director, Science's Next Wave
Dr. Antoaneta YotovaA Career in Research Project Management, National Institute of Meterology and Hydrology, Sofia
14:00, Session C: Women In Science
The gender imbalance in the field of science has shifted radically in the past few decades with more women entering the field now. What is the current position of women in the sciences? What are future projections? How can we get more women into science? What schemes are available? Our panellists will help answer these and other questions.
Dr. Nikolina SretenovaBulgarian Representativa of ENWISE (Enlargement of Women in Science to the East), Senior Researcher, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Dr. Magda Lola Former Coordinator of MCFA Science Policy and Gender Issues, Marie Curie Fellowship Association
15:30, Coffee break
16:00, Session D: Research Funding Opportunities in Bulgaria
What funding opportunities are on offer for researchers in the natural sciences? Where do you find relevant information? Our panellists will tell you about a number of exciting opportunities and give you useful hints for your application.
Dr. Rossitsa Chobanova Available Funding Opportunities, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Discussant for Session: Dr. Antoaneta Yotova
17:30, Workshop close
Admission is free, but online registration  is required.
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