The Fellowship Programme CAS SEE Rijeka is an international researcher mobility programme that offers up to five months residencies in Rijeka and in the countries of the Balkans region (Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Kosovo, and Albania). Its intention is to include its organisational scheme and to participate in the network of the 16 other Institutes in Berlin, Bologna, Brussels, Budapest, Cambridge, Delmenhorst, Freiburg, Helsinki, Jerusalem, Lyon, Marseille, Paris, Uppsala, Vienna, Wassenaar, Zürich. These Institutes for Advanced Study, and among them the Center for Advanced Studies, Southeast Europe in Rijeka, support the focused, self-directed work of outstanding researchers. The fellows benefit from the motivating intellectual and research conditions and from the stimulating environment of a multi-disciplinary and international community of first-rate scholars.
The Fellowships are mainly offered in the fields of the humanities and social sciences but may also be granted to scholars in life and exact sciences, provided that their proposed research project does not require laboratory facilities and that it interfaces with humanities and social sciences. The Programme welcomes applications worldwide from promising young scholars as well as from leading senior researchers. In order to match the Programme standards, applicants have to submit a solid and innovative research proposal, to demonstrate the ability to forge beyond disciplinary specialisation, to show an international commitment as well as quality publications in high-impact venues.
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA Degree
At the time of the application, researchers must be in possession of a doctoral degree. Nationality
Researchers from all countries are eligible to the programme. Disciplines
The programme is open to all disciplines in the fields of humanities and social sciences.
It also welcomes applications from the arts, life and exact sciences provided that: • the research project does not require any intensive laboratory work, • the research project interfaces with humanities and social sciences, • the applicant has a proven capacity to dialogue with other scientific disciplines.
Age There is no age limit for applying to CAS SEE Rijeka Fellowship Programme. INSTRUCTIONS FOR FILLING THE
In order to provide evaluators with relevant information to perform their work efficiently, CAS SEE Rijeka fellowship applicants have to submit (in English exclusively):
- the completed CAS SEE Rijeka application form
- a copy of your CV
- a description of your intended research project (1500-2000 words)
- a personal statement (up to 500 words).
All documents must be submitted as PDF files. The documents of your research project and personal statement must be page-numbered and have as a header your full name (last name, first name) and email address.
Applicants are recommended to specify the following in their proposals:
- The relevance and connections of the research to a wider academic context • The aims and methods of research • The current state and schedule of their research • The cooperation partners, including national and international contacts, when applicable • The interdisciplinary dimension of the research, if relevant
- The importance of trans-national mobility for achieving research objectives • Their motivation for participating in the programme • Issues concerning research ethics, if relevant
CAS SEE Rijeka Fellows are invited to spend two to ten months in Rijeka in accordance with the length and the complexity of their research project. • Living allowance in the range of € 1,100 per month for a fellow • Support for accommodation expenses
- A research budget in accordance with the research proposal • And travel expenses (one round trip)
In compliance with the European Commission's Code of Ethics for Researchers, the fields of research on human embryo and foetus, on humans, on animals, and human cloning are excluded from the Programme. The fellowship programme fully complies with the European Commission ethical provisions on privacy, data protection, confidentiality and intellectual property rules.
Applicants are requested to indicate possible ethical issues in their proposals. The Programme Officer systematically undertakes an ethical eligibility check of applications in collaboration with the Ethical Review Board (with particular attention to privacy and data protection, as most research proposals deal with humanities and social sciences). If needed, the application is transferred to the relevant national ethical committee for assessment. Under the CAS SEE Rijeka Fellowship Programme, employment conditions offered to fellows by all participating IAS are in full compliance with the General Principles and Requirements applicable to employers in the European Charter for Researchers and in the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers.
The CAS SEE Rijeka fellowship programme follows an equal opportunity policy.
For the Spring 2016 academic year, CAS SEE
Rijeka offers 40 fellowship months.
APPLICATION AND DEADLINE
Applications are submitted by filling the application form (http://www.cas.uniri.hr/application-form/) at www.cas.uniri.hr where you will find the detailed information regarding the content of the application, eligibility criteria, selection procedure, etc. – The deadline for application is December 10th, 2015, 12 AM GMT. Late applications will not be considered.
– Administrative pre-selection of applications
– Scientific assessment by two international referees
– Final selection by the CAS SEE Rijeka Academic boards
– Publication of results (Early January 2016)
CALENDAR OF ACTIONS: Application deadline → December 10th, 2015 Publication of CAS SEE Rijeka final selections → Early January 2016 Expecting arrival of Fellows → February 15th, 2016
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