On May 14thand 15th2018 the SALTGIANT recruitment event organized at IPGP aimed at finding strong PhD candidates to implement the 15 SALTGIANT ESR projects. This event brought together 28 applicants and 20 members of the SALTGIANT Consortium from the Beneficiary and Partner Organizations.

The 28 PhD candidates attending the recruitment event (+2 candidates auditioned via Skype) were selected from 219 applications received from all over the world. A wide range of nationalities was represented (Iran, Austria, Italy, China, France, Spain, Netherlands, Lebanon, Croatia, Australia, Canada and Germany) and the gender of candidates was balanced (14 women and 16 men).

Of the 15 ESR positions offered, 13 were filled. A new call for applications is opened for the two remaining positions (ESR 7 and 14) with the aim of having all 15 positions filled by the end of 2018.