Who can apply?

Applicants shall, at the time of recruitment by the host organisation, be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and not yet have been awarded a doctoral degree.

Full-Time Equivalent Research Experience is measured from the date when a researcher obtained the degree which would formally entitle him/her to embark on a doctorate.

Mobility Rule: at the time of recruitment by the host organisation, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of their host organisation for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the recruitment date*. Compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account.

Fellowship gross amount: living allowance (3110 €/month, country correction factor to be applied) + mobility and family allowance (600 or 1100 €/month depending on the researcher’s family situation).

Secondments. The recruited researchers will be seconded to other beneficiaries and/or to partner organisations for duration of up to 30% of their recruitment period. Normal practice during secondments is for the researchers to keep their contract with the sending institution, which also pays their travel and subsistence expenses (e.g. accommodation). During their secondment, researchers receive supervision and training at the premises of the receiving beneficiary or partner organisation.

* recruitment date = the start date of the work

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