Our Early Stage Researchers

Edulia is a part of an ITN-ETN Marie Curie Training Network, funded by the EU through Horizon 2020, which comprises a network of 11 Early Stage Researchers (ESR) and their supervisors.  ESRs are researchers in the first four years of their research careers. The ESRs are located in five countries.

The program is part of an ITN-ETN Marie Curie Training Network, funded by the EU through Horizon 2020.

Edulia is a multi-disciplinary and inter-sectorial European Training and Research Network with a global reach.

Our network will train 11 young innovative and adaptable researchers in high-level skills across complementary fields through studying children’s food choices, in order to build strong career development paths.

The training program includes multidisciplinary scientific training within both natural and social sciences, secondments in academic and non-academic organisations, and courses in transferable skills, promoting science communication and outreach.

Candidates Eligibility Requirements
Mobility: the candidates can be of any nationality; however, ITN programs require undertaking transnational mobility when taking up their appointment. The eligibility is determined by the date of recruitment: at the time of appointment, candidates must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the host country for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to their recruitment.
Early stage researcher (ESR): at the date of recruitment they should be in the first four years of their research careers (fulltime equivalent research experience) and have not been awarded a doctoral degree. ‘Full-time equivalent research experience’ is measured from the date when the researcher obtained the degree entitling to embark on a doctorate.

The ESR projects


ESR11 Development of sugar-reduced dairy products for preadolescents

Host: UdelaR (Uruguay) Area of Knowledge: Sensometrics and Product development

ESR9 Peer and sibling influence on children’s healthy eating behavior (preadolescents)

Host: MAPP-AU (Denmark) Area of Knowledge: Consumer Socialization Supervisory team: Ass. Prof. Alice Grønhøj & Ass. Prof. Jessica…

ESR8 Factors influencing expecting and new parent’s healthy eating behavior (preschoolers)

Name: Andreia Ferreira de Moura Host: MAPP-AU (Denmark) Area of Knowledge: Social marketing PhD enrollment: University of Aarhus…

ESR5 The role of taste in satiation (Infants and toddlers)

Host: WUR (NL) Area of Knowledge: Sensory Science and Eating Behaviour

ESR4 Nudging children towards healthier food choices (preadolescents)

Host: WUR (NL) Area of Knowledge: Marketing and Consumer Behaviour

ESR1 New methodologies for studying intrinsic and extrinsic parameters influencing children’s food choice (preadolescents)

Name: Martina Galler Host: Nofima (Norway) PhD enrolment: NMBU Area of Knowledge: Consumer Science and Sensometrics The project…