Research Support and Early Stage Researcher Development

This Action Line is coordinated by the Research Board, chaired by University of Graz, and has the following main objectives:

  • Sharing best practice in research management and support
  • Studying the feasibility of sharing resources
  • Promoting joint doctoral initiatives and promoting shared opportunities

Overview of planned activities

  1. ClusterMap: in-depth analysis of the status quo of research connections within the cluster (alliance)
  2. Openness: establishing a task force to enhance Open Science and Citizen Science
  3. Target Impact: installing a Council of Impact Experts and establishing Common Research Laboratories
  4. Research Focus Forum: internal networking and public outreach events
  5. Exchange Educates: short term exchange programmes for postgraduate students, ESRs, senior researchers or professors
  6. European Research Equipment Pool - EuREP: platform to foster the common use of high-level infrastructure
  7. Research Environment: exchange of support staff and best practices in research support
  8. MentorES: common mentoring boards for ESRs
  9. In-depth Skills Programme: summer/winter schools on transferable skills and fostering an exchange of participation at summer/winter schools and other training activities offered by one of the partners
  10. PhDStructure/s: exchanging best practice examples and implementing common elements for top-notch structured doctoral education
  11. Arqus PhD: an initiative to connect existing PhD training programmes
  12. PostDoc Pursuit: fostering long-term research stays. Apply for an MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowship with one of the Arqus universities.

Action Line Board Chair and contact person: Philipp Matthias Weißert (