Applications are now open for the EWAS 2022!

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Limerick – Ireland, 27 August – 4 September 2022.

The 2022 E-Waste Academy – Scientist Edition (EWAS) is coming to Limerick in August-September 2022.

The upcoming EWAS, organized by UNU-UNITAR SCYCLE, is part of a broader initiative – managed by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), with the financial support from the Global Environment Facility (GEF).

The 2022 EWAS’s guiding theme will be “Managing valuable and hazardous materials in e-waste: the route to circularity”.

The EWAS will bring together selected researchers from across the social and physical sciences to look at e-waste via a truly interdisciplinary lens. PhD students, postdocs, and early career researchers from around the world will convene for an intensive 8-day program that includes expert lectures, hands-on workshops, field visits, and group work.

 The participants will also engage in the first WEEEkathon, an e-waste marathon for scientists during which the best research ideas or start-up proposals will be selected by a group of high-level professionals and scientists.

Applications from interested researchers can be completed in 3 steps as follows:

1. Compile the EWAS application form Download doc)
2. Update your CV, including a list of publications or conference presentations
3. Select or prepare a 3–5-page sample research paper in English, based on your research work

To apply, submit all three documents by email to ewasteacademies@unitar.org. Only complete applications in English will be considered. Deadline: 1 June 2022.

Proficiency in English is required to attend the EWAS, as participants will frequently interact with their peers and present their work to the group and to the WEEEkathon panel.

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