now: June 27 – July 1, 2022. Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

ESIS support for researchers (UPDATED)

The ESIS ExCo has agreed that ESIS will support the active participation of scientists to ECF23 Conference by waiving the Conference fee for at least 40 delegates who require financial assistance to attend. Preference will be given preferably for research students or to have not obtained a PhD degree prior to June 2019.

Consideration will also be given to retirees without travel funds.

The ECF23 conference and Summer School fee will be paid by ESIS for those scientists who are awarded support.

Also, an additional support of up to 200€ will be considered.

Organization & Time schedule

All applications must be received by the ESIS Secretary by 30th April 2022.

The selection of scientists who will receive support will be made by a sub-committee consisting of Aleksandar Sedmak, Valery Shylannikov and Per Ståhle, acting on behalf of the ESIS ExCo.

The sub-committee will announce its decision by 10th May 2022. The decision will be communicated to all applicants by the ESIS Secretary by that date.

Conditions for eligibility for the ESIS support

The conditions of eligibility for ESIS support are:

.      i)  to work in a low-income country (ranked according to average country income);

.      ii)  to be preferably a research students or to have not obtained a PhD degree prior to June 2019 (applications by older scientists will be considered)

.      iii)  to submit a Procedia Structural Integrity manuscript to ECF23 by 30th April 2022

.      iv)  to be the presenting author of the paper or poster at the ECF23 Conference.


Applications, to be sent by email to, must contain:

  1. CV;
  2. Signed declaration of citizenship and current affiliation;
  3. Abstract submitted to the ECF23 conference. 


The selection of the candidates will be made by the sub-committee after ranking according to: (i) eligibility conditions, (ii) the quality of the submitted works.

Selected scientists must substantiate fulfilment of conditions of eligibility (i) and (ii) by a letter issued and signed by his/her employer and sent to the ESIS secretary by 30th April 2022