The application form for the next round will be available in February 2009
The applications submitted by the 30 September deadline are currently evaluated. Notifications will be sent during November.
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The Fellowships are available for PhD holders from all over the world.
Fellowships are generally of 18 month duration, spent in two of the ERCIM institutes.
In particular cases a fellowship of 12 month duration spent in one institute might be offered.
Only online applications are accepted.
Next deadline for application: 30 April 2009
The programme focuses on topics defined by the ERCIM working groups and projects administrated by ERCIM from which you can choose on the Application Form. See also the detailed list of topics. In addition, applications are also welcome for other areas in which ERCIM institutes are active (see scientific fields of competence).
Applicants have to certify that the proposed research does not involve any issues described in the ethical issues checklist
Only ERCIM members can host fellows. For information about the possible hosting institutes, see "ERCIM members" and follow the links to the homepages of the individual members, or contact the national contact for the ERCIM Fellowship Programme for a specific insitute.
When an ERCIM member is a consortium (such as AARIT, CRCIM, DANAIM, PEG, PLERCIM, SARIT, SpaRCIM, Irish Universities Association) the hosting institute might be any of the consortium's members.
When an ERCIM Member is a funding organisation (FNR for Luxembourg; 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.
We encourage not only researchers from academic institutions to apply, but also scientists working in industry.
In order to encourage mobility:
For the entire period of 18 months, the fellow will receive a monthly allowance which may vary depending on the country. Costs for travelling to and from the institutes will be paid.
Monthly allowance in euro
The fellow receives a monthly allowance which varies depending on the country. This amount will be transferred to the fellow's personal bank account.
|Country||Institute||Monthly allowance (net) in euro|
|Austria||AARIT||1 500 or more (depending on the hosting institute)|
|Belguim||FWO/FNRS||1 800 or more (depending on the hosting institute)|
|Portugal||PEG (INESC, Univ. of Porto and Technical Univ. Lisbon)||to be defined|
|Switzerland||SARIT||ranging from 2 700 to 3 200 depending on the hosting institute|
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.
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 Euro per month under the condition that the fellow has an accepted paper at the conference.
The fellow is covered by a personal insurance by EGIDE, Centre International des Etudiants et Stagiaires, except for Switzerland (see http://www.egide.asso.fr/), 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 all expenses related to pregnancy are not covered by this insurance. The insurance does not cover the fellow's family. The fellow will have to conform strictly to the modalities required by EGIDE to obtain benefit of this insurance.
It should be noted that a Fellow shall not be covered by the insurance provided by EGIDE during any period of the Fellowship Programme that the Fellow spends in his country of origin. Country of origin shall be defined as the country in which the Fellow is deemed a national, and/or another country designated by EGIDE in the event that the Fellow normally resides in a country other than his country of nationality.
The fellows are appointed by an agreement for a reasearch training programme with an allowance depending on the country (see table above) and a duration of either eighteen or twelve months.
It should be noted that the Fellowship Agreement does not constitute a contract of employment. As such, no contributions are made, on behalf of the fellow, in respect of unemployment insurance or either state or private retirement schemes. The fellow will not, therefore, be entitled to any unemployment or retirement benefits under the Fellowship Agreement.
Please note that these are model contracts that are subject to modification in particular cases.
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:
Each application is reviewed by one or more senior scientists in each ERCIM institute. ERCIM representatives decide on the candidates to whom Fellowships are offered, taking into account the following:
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 employment 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 fp-infoercim.org
|AARIT||Erwin Schoitsch||+43 (0)50550 3117||erwin.schoitscharcs.ac.at|
|CNR||Brunella Falchi||+39 050 3152878||brunella.falchiisti.cnr.it|
|CRCIM||Vaclav Matyas||420 549 495 165||matyasfi.muni.cz|
|CWI||Dick Broekhuis||+31 20 592 4188||Dick.Broekhuiscwi.nl|
|DANAIM||Henning Christiansen||+45 4674 3832||henningruc.dk|
|FhG||Christel Klein||+49 2241 14 2255/56||christel.kleinzv.fraunhofer.de|
|FNR||Ulrike Kohl||+352 26 19 25 32||ulrike.kohlfnr.lu|
|FORTH-ICS||Dimitris Plexousakis||+30 2810 391637||dpics.forth.gr|
|FWO/FNRS||Danny De Schreye||+32 16 3 27556||Danny.DeSchreyecs.kuleuven.ac.be|
|INRIA||Jean-Pierre Banâtre||+33 2 9984 7220||Jean-Pierre.Banatreinria.fr|
|Irish Universities Association||Mark Roantree (DCU)||+3531 70056 36||Mark.Roantreecomputing.dcu.ie|
|NTNU||Lena Haugen||+47 73 59 34 18||Lena.Haugenime.ntnu.no|
|PLERCIM||Jerzy Tiuryn||+48 22 5544212||J.Tiurynmimuw.edu.pl|
(INESC, Univ. of Porto and Technical Univ. Lisbon)
|João Falcão e Cunha||+ 351 225 082 133||jfcunhafe.up.pt|
|SARIT||Beat Hirsbrunner||+ 41 (0)26 300 84 67||beat.hirsbrunnerunifr.ch|
|SICS||Janusz Launberg||+46 8 633 1504||januszsics.se|
|SpaRCIM||Fernando Orejas||+34 3 401 70 18||orejaslsi.upc.es|
|STFC||Michael Wilson||+44 1235 445831||M.D.Wilsonrl.ac.uk|
|SZTAKI||László Monostori||+36 1 279 61 59||laszlo.monostorisztaki.hu|
|VTT||to be appointed|
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