¡The call for project for the 𝟑𝐒𝐐’𝐀𝐈𝐑 𝐬𝐭𝐮𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐞𝐭𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 has opened!
Applications can be submitted until 𝟏 𝐅𝐞𝐛𝐫𝐮𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟑 via the following link:
Result on 31 March! The winners will be invited to a ceremony in one of the partner countries of the consortium
Description and submission instructions
Description of the Contest and the Prize
The principal thematic of the contest concerns master thesis project related to air quality problems falling in one of bellow the listed topics.
The Prize consists of a certificate and a plate. The winner will be invited to a ceremony (The date and place of the award ceremony will be announced latter) to receive the prize. Travel and sojourn fees will be covered up to €600 per winner. Academic advisors are welcome to participate in the ceremony, but fees are not covered.
The winners, and their respective institutions, will enjoy promotion trough 3SqAir web page and social media.
Special Topic Categories
The Contest gives out special awards for each of the following categories:
- Air Pollution monitoring and control technology (indoor or outdoor)
- Indoor Air-quality management systems
- Air quality Impacts on human health
- The Science and Technology associated to air quality systems
- Artist’s views of air pollution and its consequences
- The Contest is open to all master students in SUDDOE area (south France, Spain and Portugal).
- Students must be registered in a public university during the last year of master covering the project execution period.
- Projects finalized in 2021-22 academic year are eligible, even if the student has been graduated.
- Projects can be executed either in academic laboratories or in industrial environment.
- The candidatures will all be submitted through an on-line registration form.
- The candidatures can be turned in at any time, but are due by, February 1st, 2023.
- The submission shall be formally approved by the academic advisor. In the case of project executed in industrial environment, the academic advisor shall verify beforehand any potential IP conflict.
Step One: Choose a topic among the above sited categories
Step Two: Choose what type of project you are going to submit:
- Academic laboratory project
- Project executed in industrial environment
- Artistic inspiration project
Step Three: Contact your academic project advisor to obtain his agreement
Step Four: Prepare the materials to be submitted
- A report limited to 15 A4 double-sided pages (annexes may added if justified). The document shall be single-spaced and using font size no smaller than 11 points. A single PDF-format file is accepted.
The report shall indicate
a. For technical projects: the problem and the associated context, the methodology chosen to solve the problem, the obtained results and the associated discussion. Literature references shall be part of the report 15-pages volume. Potential annexes (not compulsory): 1 page description of the environment that the project has been executed; 1 page concerning the project management (time and resources management, Gantt…) If necessary: blue-prints; data (numerical or in graphical form); original numerical algorithms… Note that, annexes that may be considered as useless by the committee may imply loss of points for the candidate. The report can be inspired by the MSc thesis of the student.
b. For artistic projects: the artefact in numerical format (600 ppp resolution, or higher, is advised for scans) and a free wiring describing the origin of your idea, list any specific method used to create your artefact, comment your vision; illustrations are allowed in the report corps (same size restrictions as for technical reports applies). Potential annexes (not compulsory): 1 page description of the environment that the project has been executed; any bibliographic reference necessary to document your story.
2. A 180 seconds video teaser to promote your work for non-specialists. The file shall be preferably in MP4 format, but either MOV or AVI are acceptable.
Advice: the objective of this video clip is to communicate about your research work effectively and raise awareness of the audience on the treated topic. You must muster cunning and cleverness to sum up in simple words the result of several years of research. Be simple, sober-minded and concise. The most difficult part is to speak to both a wide audience and the contest jury members from both academia and industry. Be inspired by looking “My thesis in 180 seconds” examples in youtube channels.
3. A maximum 2-page CV with photo (head and shoulders). The document shall be single-spaced and using font size no smaller than 11 points. A single PDF-format file is accepted.
Advice: the CV shall indicate your academic cursus and degrees (give dates and the name of the institutions); any remarkable actions, distinction, fellowship, awards; participations in summer schools; list your publications with special mention to any of those issued directly from the work executed in the frame of the project (for artist, list any expo, participation in expo, numerical artefact collection or similar action).
4. A signed recommendation letter from your academic advisor (or equivalent for artists). A single PDF-format file is accepted. The letter concerns mainly the project execution period and shall precise clearly the candidate’s technical contribution and human qualities. The name, quality and contact coordinates (mail, telephone…) shall always include in the letter. Electronic certified signature is recommended, but scan is also accepted.
Step Five: Submit your materials
Fill the fields with the use the on-line submission form
You will be requested to give various standard information’s (name, coordinates, school, advisor ID) as well as a short title of your project (limited to 50 words) and an abstract (limited to 1000 characters) indicating the addressed problem and the main project’s outcomes.
- Upload all materials listed in step four.
- Submit your candidature.
- Respect deadlines – candidatures may be turned in at any time, but they are due by, February 1st, 2023, 230:00 CET time.
- Videos or any other submitted materials should not include copyrighted images, unless you obtained an authorization, and, you site the original sources. If other persons are present in your videos, be sure having the authorization for using their image.
- All materials have to be sublated at once, it is not possible to save and come back later.
- When you finalize your candidature, you can’t any more modify it. However, it is possible to cancel and resubmit passing though the procedure described in the submission page.
If you have questions, please contact:
For questions concerning submission:
-Marion Claustre, email@example.com
For eligible scientific topics:
– Georges Zissis, firstname.lastname@example.org
– Jocelyne Napoli, email@example.com
Provisional Time schedule
- Call for projects opens October 1st, 2022
- Submission deadline (firm): February 1th, 2023 23:00 CET
- Announce of results: March 15st, 2022
- Award ceremony: During the final 3SQAir consortium meeting time and place to be defined (April 2023)
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