Call for travel grant applications

SATORI Final Conference

September 18-19, 2017

MCE Conference & Business Centre
Rue de l’Aqueduc 118, Brussels, Belgium

The SATORI project, aimed at the advancement of ethics assessment of research and innovation, offers travel grants for young scholars in order to encourage and facilitate their attendance at the closing SATORI conference “Ethics Assessment of R&I: Looking to the Future” to be held on September 18-19, 2017, in Brussels, Belgium. After four years of in-depth investigation of procedures, standards, and principles in ethics assessment of research and innovation (R&I), across different scientific disciplines, institutions, and countries, the EU-funded FP7 SATORI project seeks to bring together all relevant stakeholder groups and experts to look at the future trends in the ethics of R&I.

The SATORI conference will present and discuss state-of-the-art developments in research ethics assessment and the ethics of technological innovation. It will feature leading ethicists, researchers, innovators, and representatives from policy organisations, research funding organisations, industry, civil society, science media, and academia.

This event will bring together some of the most prominent experts in this field including: Dorian Karatzas (Head of Ethics and Research Integrity sector at the European Commission), Jim Dratwa (Head of the European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies), Julian Kinderlerer (Emeritus Professor of Intellectual Property Law at the University of Cape Town and former President of EGE), Dafna Feinholz (Chief of the Bioethics and Ethics of Science of UNESCO), Jeroen van den Hoven (Professor of Ethics and Technology at Delft University of Technology), Bernd Carsten Stahl (Professor of Critical Research in Technology and Director of the Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility at De Montfort University) and many others.

You can find the draft conference programme and a list of confirmed speakers here:

The conference will present the results of the SATORI project that see to enhance ethics assessment of research and innovation in the EU and beyond. The conference will discuss:

  • Current ethical problems and issues in research and innovation (R&I)
  • Standards, frameworks, and methods for enhancing ethics assessment of R&I
  • Ways to support the activities of research ethics committees
  • Policies to strengthen ethical R&I practices in the European Union and beyond
  • Ethics of R&I for universities, industry, research funding organisations, and civil society organisations
  • Ethics of R&I in the humanities and social sciences, the engineering sciences, the computer and information sciences, the natural sciences, and the medical and life sciences
  • Methods for promoting social responsibility in R&I i.e., ethical impact assessment


TRAVEL GRANT: We are offering up to 10 travel grants consisting of 200 EUR each as a contribution toward travel and accommodation expenses. There is no conference fee.

ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be young scholars, under the age 35, conducting research in the field of research ethics, ethics assessment or ethical impact assessment. We strongly encourage women scholars to apply. Please send us your CV and a short motivation letter (no more than one page) for attending the SATORI conference.

DEADLINE: The travel grants will be offered on a ’first-come, first-served’ basis. Please send your application to: Dr. Faridun Sattarov

The SATORI project is a 45-month project on ethics assessment of research and innovation (R&I) supported by the European Commission through its FP7 funding scheme. SATORI comprises 16 partners from 12 countries and is co-ordinated by the University of Twente in the Netherlands. Visit our website for more information: