The Earth-Life Science Institute (ELSI) Origins Network project (EON) is a newly-funded project beginning on 1st July 2015, which aims to help build a cohesive and lasting global network of researchers working to address questions relating to the origins of life. EON was created to form a world-wide and interdisciplinary network, centered at ELSI, for research into the Origin of Life. Its goal is to bring together existing ideas from different sciences to shape each other’s development, and to create a collaborative research community with global vision, which can recognize and ask the next generation of questions. EON is designed to support ELSI’s goal to be a worldwide destination for leading-edge research in all aspects of the Origin of Life, and to internationalize research and higher education in Japan. EON supports research across a wide range of disciplines that contributes to answering the following questions:
- How did life arise on Earth?
- How common is life in the Universe?
- What fundamental principles explain the emergence of life?
The EON project has funds available for Postdoctoral Fellowships, Seed Grants, Workshops and Visiting Scholars. For more information regarding recruitment and employment, visit the EON website.