During the year 2022, and to accommodate the current global travel restrictions, CECAM-FI will foster local activities within the Finnish computational materials ecosystem. We will provide financial support for physical joint group retreats between different Finnish groups (2-3 groups, around 15-20 people).

The following aspects will be highly valued but not mandatory:
– Groups from different organizations
– Interdisciplinary between the groups
– Synergy between their research activities
– Online participation of research groups and participants from outside of Finland
CECAM-FI will also support the organization of hybrid workshops following the previous guidelines.

Application requirements

  • At least one group from a CECAM-FI consortium partner
  • One page summary of the planned group retreat with the following info:
    – List of participating groups, main organizers and institutions
    – Estimated number of physical participants
    – Topical areas of the main organizers & groups
    – Summary of the intent of the group retreat (max 100 words)
    – Duration of the retreat, location and requested budget

Decisions for applications will be taken within 7 days after each deadline. The group retreats can be scheduled as soon as 14 days after the application deadline.

Next application deadlines

  • January 31st 2022
  • March 31st 2022
  • May 31st 2022
  • July 29th 2022

Past application deadlines

  • December 14th 2020
  • January 18th 2021
  • March 22nd 2021
  • May 24th 2021

List of CECAM-FI group retreats

Joint group retreat between Atmospheric Computational Chemistry (University of Helsinki), Molecular Electronics and Plasmonics (University of Jyväskylä), Computational Biomolecular Chemistry (University of Jyväskylä), August 2021
Organizers: Luis Duarte, Jussi Toppari, Gerrit Groenhof, Johannes Feist
August 2nd-3rd 2021

Joint group retreat between Computational Atmospheric Chemistry group (University of Helsinki), Radical Aerosol Physical Chemistry group (Tampere University), September 2021
Organizers: Theo Kurtén, Matti Rissanen

Top row: Rashid Valiev, Prasenjit Seal, Vili Salo, Matti Rissanen, Siddharth Iyer, Olga Garmash, Galib Hasan. Bottom row: Chris Daub, Theo Kurtén, Shawon Barua, Thomas Golin Almeida

Joint group retreat between Ecosystem Processes Group (University of Helsinki), Computational Aerosol Physics Group (University of Helsinki), X-ray Laboratory Group (University of Helsinki) September 2021
Organizers: Anna Lintunen, Stephen Ingram
September 13th-14th 2021