Who can apply?
The Fellowships are available for PhD holders from all over the world.
What is the duration?
Fellowships are of a 12 months duration, spent in one of the ERCIM institutes.
How to apply?
Only online applications are accepted.
Next deadline for application: 30 Apr 2016
The topics focus on the ERCIM institutes' scientific fields of competence.
Where are the fellows hosted?
Only ERCIM members can host fellows. For information about the possible hosting institutes, see "participating ERCIM members". For more details, see the homepages of the individual members, or contact the national contact for the ERCIM Fellowship Programme for a specific institute.
When an ERCIM member is a consortium (such as CRCIM) the hosting institute might be any of the consortium's members.
When an ERCIM Member is a funding organisation (FWO/FNRS for Belgium), the hosting institute might be any of their affiliates.
Fellowships are proposed according to the needs of the member institutes and the available funding.
For working contracts, the fellow is covered by social insurance according to the national regulation of the hosting country.
For stipends the fellow is covered by a personal health insurance provided by Campus France (see http://www.campusfrance.org/), the cost of which is paid by ERCIM-EEIG. The insurance covers medical transportation costs if needed, payment of a lump sum for invalidity or death, personal liability. Female fellows are informed that expenses related to pregnancy can be covered by this insurance under certain limited circumstances. The insurance does not cover the fellow's family. The fellow will have to conform strictly to the modalities required by Campus France to obtain benefit of this insurance.
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Detailed information on the Campus France insurance.
Costs for travelling to and from the institutes
Costs for travelling to and from the host institutions will be reimbursed on the basis of an economic class airplane ticket or first class train ticket. Travel by car will be reimbursed on the basis of a first class train ticket. No moving expenses are allocated. The limit is 500 euros per trip (2 trips can be planned).
Research Exchange Programme
Fellows have to spend at least a one-week visit to another ERCIM member institute. ERCIM-EEIG will cover reasonable expenses (including but not limited: travel, accomodation, meal) up to a maximum amount calculated on the basis of 100 euros per month over the fellowship period.
Participation in scientific conferences
The Fellow is encouraged to attend and to submit papers to scientific conferences during his or her fellowship. ERCIM-EEIG will cover registration costs and travelling expenses up to a maximum sum calculated at a rate of 100 euros per month under the condition that the fellow has an accepted paper at the conference.
Why to apply for an ERCIM Fellowship?
The Fellowship Programme enables bright young scientists from all over the world to work on a challenging problem as fellows of leading European research centers. In addition, an ERCIM fellowship helps widen and intensify the network of personal relations and understanding among scientists. The programme offers the opportunity to ERCIM fellows:
- to work with internationally recognized experts
- to improve their knowledge about European research structures and networks
- to become familiarized with working conditions in leading European research centres
- to promote cross-fertilization and cooperation, through the fellowships, between research groups working in similar areas in different laboratories.
How are the fellows selected?
Each application is reviewed by one or more senior scientists in each participating ERCIM institute. ERCIM representatives decide on the candidates to whom Fellowships are offered, taking into account the following criteria:
- Scientific expertise of the applicant
- Quality of scientific publications
- Relevance of the fellowship research agenda
- Interest/ added-value for the consortium
- Previous mobility / professional experiences.
The number of available positions varies from call to call and depends mainly from the needs of the member institutes and their available funding.
ERCIM is committed to ensuring equal opportunities and promoting diversity. People seeking fellowship within the ERCIM consortium are not discriminated against because race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status or disability.
For general questions about the Fellowship Programme, please contact email@example.com