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Cooperations and Partnerships

ERCIM considers it a high priority to develop cooperation with scientists all over the world.


W3C

ERCIM hosts the European branch of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the unique international standardization body which sets the Web standards and protocols (HTML, HTTP, XML, etc.) since 1994.


Informatics Europe

ERCIM and Informatics Europe have agreed to increase cooperation on activities that are relevant to both organisations.


ETSI  EMS

ERCIM has also established cooperation with ETSI, the European Telecommunications Standards Institute and with the European Mathematical Society.


ERCIM is a member of the European Forum for ICST (EFICST). Its objective is to have a stronger, unified voice for ICST professionals in Europe.


IDEAL-IST

ERCIM and Ideal-ist have established a cooperation to disseminate ICT partner searches with the objective to increase the participation of ERCIM member organisation in the European Unition's ICT Programme.
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The Cor Baayen Award is awarded each year to a promising young researcher in computer science and applied mathematics. The award was created in 1995 to honour the first ERCIM President.
The award consists of a cheque for 5000 Euro together with an award certificate.

Cor Baayen Award 2016

The winner of the 2016 Award will be invited to present her or his work at the European Computer Science Summit 2016 in Budapest, co-located with the annual ERCIM and Informatics Europe fall meetings. A short article on the winner, together with the list of all candidates nominated, will be published in ERCIM News.

Eligibility

  • Nominees must have carried out their work in one of the 'ERCIM countries': Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands and the United Kingdom
  • Nominees must have been awarded their PhD (or equivalent) after 30 April 2013.
  • A person can only be nominated once for the Cor Baayen Award.

Submitting a nomination

  • Nominations have to be made by a staff member of an ERCIM member institute. Self nominations are not accepted. Each institute can forward two nominations to the final evaluation. If there are more than two nominations made by an ERCIM member institute, it is the responsibility of the respective institute to select the max. two candidates.
  • Nominees must have performed their research at any research organisation from the country of the nominating institution.

Selection

  • The selection of the Cor Baayen award winner is the responsibility of the ERCIM Human Capital Task Group, who will consult expert opinion in reaching their decision.

 

Further Information

Can be obtained from your ERCIM representative or from the Cor Baayen Award coordinator Claude Kirchner, Inria (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Cor BaayenAbout Cor Baayen

The Cor Baayen Award is named after the first president of ERCIM and the ERCIM 'president d'honneur'. Cor Baayen played an important role in its foundation. Cor Baayen was scientific director of the Centrum voor Wiskunde en Informatica (CWI) in the Netherlands, from 1980 to 1994.

Baayen joined the institute in 1959 as a researcher of the department of pure mathematics, where he became group leader in 1965. As scientific director, Cor Baayen convinced the government to include CWI in a program that stimulated Dutch computer science research. He initiated or stimulated several new research areas including cryptography, computer algebra and performance analysis.

 

 

 

 

The Cor Baayen Award Winners

2015

2015
Zuzana Kukelova presented by CRCIM

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2014

2014
Juan Reutter presented by University of Warsaw

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2013

2013
Julien Mairal presented by Inria

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2012

2012
Paweł Parys presented by PLERCIM

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2011

2011
2011 Award exceptionally shared by two winners: Stratos Idreos (left)presented by CWI and Luca Mottola (right) presented by SICS

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2010

2010
Andrea Esuli presented by CNR

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2009

2009
Teemu Roos presented by VTT

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2008

2008
Adam Dunkels presented by SICS

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2007

2007
Boris Motik presented by STFC

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2006

2006
Oliver Heckmann presented by Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

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2005

2005
Milan Vojnovic presented by CCLRC

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2004

2004
Christof Teuscher presented by SARIT

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2003

2003
Ronald de Wolf presented by CWI

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2002

2002
Andreas Rauber presented by AARIT

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2001

2001
Phong Q. Nguyen presented by INRIA

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2000

2000
Philippe Baptiste presented by INRIA

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1999

1999
Mikael Degermark presented by SICS

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1998

1998
Matthias Grossglauser presented by INRIA

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1997

1997
Kristina Höök presented by SICS

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1996

1996
Dimitris Papadias presented by GMD

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1995

1995
Christer Samuelsson presented by SICS

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ERCIM's participation in research projects and other co-operations

ERCIM is participating in several projects as co-ordinator or associated partner. In these projects several member institutes carry out the research while ERCIM takes care of administrative tasks.

Download the flyer "H2020 project management by ERCIM"

ERCIM offers assistance in preparing H2020 ICT research proposals, and in managing ICT projects by carrying out the administrative and financial coordination.

Our long expertise has been a key success factor in getting innovative ICT research proposals funded across the different European Framework Programmes. ERCIM is open to cooperation with any research institution and industry. In order for the ERCIM office to commit to the preparation of a project, the proposal must involve a minimum of one ERCIM member.

Contact: Jérôme Chailloux (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Current project with participation from ERCIM

Current projects co-ordinated by ERCIM
HTML5APPS - HTML5 for Apps: Closing the Gaps
EU FP7 Coordination and support actions (fact sheet on CORDIS)
fact sheet web site
PaaSage - Model-based Cloud Platform Upperware
EU FP7 Collaborative project (fact sheet on CORDIS)
fact sheet web site
Share PSI 2.0 - Shared Standards for Open Data and Public Sector Information
EU ICT Policy Support Programme (ICT PSP) project, led by W3C (fact sheet on CORDIS)
fact sheet web site
VRE4EIC - A Europe-wide Interoperable Virtual Research Environment to Empower Multidisciplinary Research Communities and Accelerate Innovation and Collaboration
EU H2020 Research and Innovation action (fact sheet on CORDIS)
fact sheet web site
WAI-DEV - Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) Ecosystem for Inclusive Design and Development
EU FP7 Specific Support Action. Led by W3C (fact sheet on CORDIS)
fact sheet web site
Current projects with participation from ERCIM and/or W3C
BigDataEurope - Empowering Communitities with Data Technologies fact sheet web site
BlueBridge - Building Research environments for fostering Innovation, Decision making, Governance and Education to support Blue growth
EU H2020 Research and Innovation action (fact sheet on CORDIS)
fact sheet web site
COMPOSE - Collaborative Open Market to Place Objects at your Service
EU FP7 Collaborative Project (fact sheet on CORDIS)
fact sheet web site
D-CENT - Decentralised Citizens ENgagement Technologies
LIDER: Linked Data as an enabler of cross-media and multilingual content analytics for enterprises across Europe
fact sheet web site
Global ITV - Interoperability of Interactive and Hybrid TV systems – A new advanced scheme for future services and applications in a global environment
EU FP7 Small and medium-scale focused research project (STREP)
fact sheet web site
LIDER - Linked Data as an enabler of cross-media and multilingual content analytics for enterprises across Europe
EU FP7 Coordination and Support Action
fact sheet web site
MediaScape - Dynamic Media Service Creation, Adaptation and Publishing on Every Device
EU FP7 Collaborative project (fact sheet on CORDIS)
fact sheet web site
SmartOpenData - Linked Open Data for environment protection in Smart Regions
EU FP7 Collaborative project
fact sheet web site
Completed projects
3GWEb - Web Beyond 3G
EU FP6 Specific Support Action. Led by W3C.
fact sheet web site
ABCDE - ERCIM Alain Bensoussan Fellowship Programme
EU COFUND project (fact sheet on CORDIS)
fact sheet web site
ACGT - Advancing Clinico-Genomic Clinical Trials on Cancer
EU FP6 Integrated Project
fact sheet web site
AMI - Augmented Multi-party Interaction
EU FP6 Integrated Project
  web site
AMIDA - Augmented Multi-party Interaction
EU FP6 Integrated Project
fact sheet web site
ANFAS - Data Fusion for Flood Analysis and Decision Support fact sheet web site
Aquarelle fact sheet  
AXES - Axess to Audiovidual Archives
EU FP7 Collaborative Project (fact sheet on CORDIS)
fact sheet web site
BEYOND-THE-HORIZON "Anticipating Future and Emerging Information Society Technologies" fact sheet final report
Coop WWW    
COPRAS - Cooperation Platform for Research and Standards   web site
CoreGRID - European Research Network on Foundations, Software Infrastructures and Applications for large scale distributed, GRID and Peer-to-Peer Technologies
EU FP6 Network of Excellence
fact sheet web site
CROSSOVER - Bridging Communities for Next Generation Policy-Making
EU FP7 Coordination and Support Action (fact sheet on CORDIS)
fact sheet web site
Crucid - Information Technologies for water resources management and modelling in semi-arid areas fact sheet  
CYCLADES - An Open Collaborative Virtual Archive Service Environment fact sheet  
C-Web - Supporting Community-Webs fact sheet  
D4Science - Distributed Collaboratories Infrastructure on Grid Enabled Technology for Science
EU FP7 Combination Coordination and Support Action and Collaborative Project
fact sheet web site
D4Science II - Data infrastructure ecosystem for science
EU FP7 Combination Coordination and Support Action and Collaborative Project
fact sheet web site
DECAIR - Development of an earth observation data converter with application to air quality forecasting fact sheet  
Digital World - DigitalWorld Forum on Accessible and Inclusive ICT
EU FP7 Coordination and Support Action. Led by W3C.
fact sheet web site
DELOS I    
DELOS (II) - Digital Libraries Thematic Network fact sheet  
DELOS Network of Excellence for Digital Libraries
EU FP6 Network of Excellence
fact sheet web site
DILIGENT - A DIgital Library Infrastructure on Grid ENabled Technology
EU FP6 Integrated Project
fact sheet web site
Discipl fact sheet  
eAccess+the eAccessibility Network
EU FP7 thematic network
fact sheet web site
EchoGRID - European and Chinese cooperation on Grid
EU FP6 Specific Support Action
fact sheet web site
ENGAGE
Encouraging and Stimulating future RTD cooperation in the field of Information Society Technologies between Europe and Asia-Pacific region
EU FP6 Specfic Support Action
fact sheet web site
Esimeau - Information Technologies for water resources management and modelling in semi-arid areas fact sheet  
Euro-India Spirit - Supporting and facilitating international ICT cooperation and joint research activities, connecting European and Indian ICT stakeholders and boosting the impact of EU-India ICT Policy Dialogue.
EU FP7 Support Action
fact sheet web site
EU-LAT
Binding EU-Latin American IST Research initiatives for enhancing future co-operation
  web site
EU-NSF Strategic Workshops fact sheet web site
Euro-India - Euro-India ICT Co-operation Initiative
EU FP7 Support Action
fact sheet web site
Euro-India SPIRIT
EU FP7 Support Action
fact sheet web site
fet11 -The Future and Emerging Technologies Conference and Exhibition 2011
EU FP7 Coordination and Support Action
fact sheet web site
Geo-Recap - Re-creation and building of capacities in Georgian ICT Research Institutes
EU INCO Support Action (fact sheet on CORDIS)
fact sheet web site
Grid@Asia - Advanced Grid Research Workshops through European and Asian Cooperation
EU FP6 Specfic Support Action
fact sheet web site
GridCOMP - Grids Programming with Components: an advanced Component Platform for an effective invisible Grid
EU FP6 Specific Targeted Research Project
fact sheet web site
iMarine - Data e-Infrastructure Initiative for Fisheries Management and Conservation of Marine Living Resources
EU FP7 Cooperation Project and Coordination and Support Action (fact sheet on CORDIS)
fact sheet web site
InterLink - International Cooperation Activities in Future And Emerging ICTs
EU FP6 Coordination Action
fact sheet web site
MobiWeb2.0 - Mobile Web 2.0.
EU FP7 Coordination and Support Action. Led by W3C.

fact sheet

web site

MobiWebApp - Mobile Web Applications for Future Internet Service
EU FP7 Coordination and Support Action. Led by W3C (fact sheet on CORDIS)
fact sheet web site
MODTRAIN - Innovative Modular Vehicle Concepts for an Integrated European Railway System
EU FP6 Integrated Project
fact sheet web site
MtoM3D - Made-to-measure garments, 2D/3D approach fact sheet web site
Multilingual Web - Advancing the Multilingual Web
EU FP7 thematic network
fact sheet web site
MUSCLE - Multimedia Understanding through Semantics, Computation and Learning
EU FP6 Network of Excellence
fact sheet web site
Net-WMS - Networked Businesses in Warehouse Management Systems
EU FP6 Specific Targeted Research Project
fact sheet web site
OMWeb - Open Media Web
EU FP7 Coordination and Support Action
fact sheet web site
PALETTE - Pedagogically Sustained Adaptive Learning through the Exploitation of Tacit and Explicit Knowledge
EU FP6 Integrated Project
fact sheet web site
PRIME - Privacy and Identity Management
EU FP6 Integrated Project
fact sheet web site
PrimeLife - Privacy and Identity Management in Europe for Life
EU FP7 Collaborative Project. W3C participating as partner.
fact sheet web site
Privacy OS - European Privacy Open Space
thematic network funded by the ICT Policy Support Programme
fact sheet web site
Quatro - Quality Assurance and Content Description
SIAP Project
  web site
Race Network RFID - Raising Awareness and Competitiveness on RFID in Europe
Thematic Network supported by the European ICT Policy Support Programme
fact sheet web site
RESET - Roadmap on European research for Smartcard Technologies - Thematic Network fact sheet web site
SCHOLNET - A Digital Library Testbed to Support Networked Scholarly Communities fact sheet  
SERENOA - Multidimensional context aware adaptation of Service Front-ends
EU FP7 Collaborative Project (fact sheet on CORDIS)
fact sheet web site
SIMES - Multimedia Information System for the Environment in the sub-Saharan Region fact sheet home page
STREWS - Strategic Research Roadmap for European Web Security
EU FP7 Coordination and support action. Led by W3C (fact sheet on CORDIS)
fact sheet web site
TELEMAC - TELEMonitoring and Advanced teleControl of high yield wastewater treatment plants fact sheet  
THETIS - A Data Management and Data Visualization System for Supporting Coastal Zone Management for the Mediterranean Sea fact sheet  
VITALAS - Video and Image Indexing and Retrieval in the Large Scale
EU FP6 Integrated Project
fact sheet home page
VOICES - Voice-based Community-centric mobile services for social development
EU FP7 Specific International Cooperation Action. Led by W3C (fact sheet on CORDIS)
fact sheet web site
VPH - Virtual Physiological Human
EU FP7 Network of Excellence
fact sheet web site
WADI - Water Supply Watershed Planning and Management: an Integrated Approach fact sheet  
WAI-ACT - A Cooperation Framework for Guidance on Advanced Technologies, Evaluation Methodologies, and Research Agenda Setting to Support eAccessibility
EU FP7 Specific Support Action. Led by W3C (fact sheet on CORDIS)
fact sheet web site
WAI-AGE - Web Accessibility Initiative: Ageing Education and Harmonisation
EU FP6 Specific Support Action. Led by W3C
fact sheet home page
WAI-TIES - Web Accessibility Initiative: Training, Implementation, Education, Support
EU FP6 IST Accompanying Measure
  web site
WEBINOS - Secure WebOS Application Delivery Environment
EU FP7 Collaborative Project (fact sheet on CORDIS)
fact sheet web site
WS2 - Web Services and Semantics
Specific Support Action
  web site
Completed studies
EU-China High Performance Computing and Networking Initiative report (April 1999)
EU-Latin America programme fact sheet
Evaluation of the Tunisian research in information technology final report (March 1997)
Internet in the Mediterranean Region final report in pdf (1996)
Identification of centres of excellence in High Performance Computing in southern Mediterranean countries    
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The ERCIM "Alain Bensoussan" Fellowship Programme

Next application deadline: 30 September 2010

Enter your email and ERCIM will inform you when the application form for the next round is available. A request for confirmation will be sent to the submitted email.

Your e-mail address:

Who can apply?

The Fellowships are available for PhD holders from all over the world.

What is the duration?

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. A fellow selected under the 12 month scheme must spend at least one week in each of two, preferably different, ERCIM institutes (Exchange Programme).
guidelines for the Exchange Programme See guidelines for the Exchange Programme

How to apply?

Only online applications are accepted.
Next deadline for application: 30 September 2010

Which topics/disciplines?

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).

Where are the fellows hosted?

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.

See also the list of current and former fellows.

What are the conditions?

  • have obtained a PhD degree during the last 8 years (prior to the application deadline) or be in the last year of the thesis work with an outstanding academic record
  • be fluent in English
  • be discharged or get deferment from military service
  • the fellowship is restricted to two terms (one reselection possible)
  • have completed the PhD before starting the grant (a proof will be requested).

We encourage not only researchers from academic institutions to apply, but also scientists working in industry.

In order to encourage mobility:

  • a member institute will not be eligible to host a candidate of the same nationality.
  • a candidate cannot be hosted by a member institute, if by the start of the fellowship, he or she has already worked in this institute for a total of 6 months or more, during the last 3 years.

For the entire period of 12 or 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 under conditions determined by the contract.

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.

Current allowances:

Country Institute Monthly allowance (net) in euro
Austria AARIT 1500 or more (depending on the hosting institute)
Belguim FWO/FNRS 1800 or more (depending on the hosting institute)
Czech Republic CRCIM 1300
Denmark DANAIM 2800
Finland VTT 2630
France INRIA 2248
Luxembourg FNR 2600
Germany FhG 2380
Greece FORTH 2000
Hungary SZTAKI 1230
Italy CNR 1980
Ireland IUA 2600
The Netherlands CWI 2400
Norway NTNU 3050
Poland PLERCIM 1100
Portugal PEG (INESC, Univ. of Porto and Technical Univ. Lisbon) 2245
Spain SpaRCIM 1917
Sweden SICS 2550
Switzerland SARIT ranging from 2 700 to 3 200 depending on the hosting institute
UK STFC 2446

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.

Insurance
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.

Available for download:
zip Detailed information on the EGIDE 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.

Contract
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.

Available for download:
Model contract
pdf for the 12 months scheme
pdf for the 18 months scheme

Please note that these are model contracts that are subject to modification in particular cases.

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 ERCIM institute. ERCIM representatives decide on the candidates to whom Fellowships are offered, taking into account the following:

  • the qualification of the applicant
  • the overlap of interest between the applicant and the hosting institution
  • available funding (from the hosting institute).

The number of available positions varies from call to call and depends mainly from the needs of the member institutes and their available funding.

Equal Opportunities
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.

Further information

For general questions about the Fellowship Programme, please contact fp-info@ercim.eu

Contacts for questions about a particular hosting institute:

Institute National contact Tel Email
AARIT Erwin Schoitsch +43 50550 4117 erwin.schoitsch@ait.ac.at
CNR Brunella Falchi +39 050 3152878 brunella.falchi@isti.cnr.it
CRCIM Vaclav Matyas 420 549 495 165 matyas@fi.muni.cz
CWI Dick Broekhuis +31 20 592 4188 Dick.Broekhuis@cwi.nl
DANAIM Peter Schneider-Kamp +45 6550 2327 petersk@imada.sdu.dk
FhG Bettina Touré +49 2241 14 2271 bettina.toure@izb.fraunhofer.de
FNR Ulrike Kohl +352 26 19 25 32 ulrike.kohl@fnr.lu
FORTH-ICS Dimitris Plexousakis +30 2810 391637 dp@ics.forth.gr
FWO/FNRS Jean-Jacques Quisquater +32 10 47 25 41 jjq@uclouvain.be
INRIA Michel Loyer
+33 1 3963 5339
Michel.Loyer@inria.fr
Irish Universities Association Simon Dobson (UCD) +353 1716 5360 Simon.Dobson@ucd.ie
NTNU Lena Haugen +47 73 59 34 18 Lena.Haugen@ime.ntnu.no
PLERCIM Malgorzata Koslacz +48 22 55 44 297 koslacz@mimuw.edu.pl
PEG
(INESC, Univ. of Porto and Technical Univ. Lisbon)
João Falcão e Cunha + 351 225 082 133 jfcunha@fe.up.pt
SARIT Beat Hirsbrunner + 41 (0)26 300 84 67 beat.hirsbrunner@unifr.ch
SICS Janusz Launberg +46 8 633 1504 janusz@sics.se
SpaRCIM Javier Larrosa +34 93 413 78 72 larosa@lsi.upc.es
STFC Michael Wilson +44 1235 446619 Michael.Wilson@stfc.ac.uk
SZTAKI László Monostori +36 1 279 61 59 laszlo.monostori@sztaki.hu
VTT Sanna Downing +358 20 722 6040 sanna.downing@vtt.fi

Disclaimer: No part of this webpage can be considered legally binding.

The ERCIM "Alain Bensoussan" Fellowship Programme

Next Application deadline: 30 April 2009

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.

Enter your email and ERCIM will inform you when the application form for the next round is available. A request for confirmation will be sent to the submitted email.

Your e-mail address:

Who can apply?

The Fellowships are available for PhD holders from all over the world.

What is the duration?

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.

How to apply?

Only online applications are accepted.
Next deadline for application: 30 April 2009

Which topics/disciplines?

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

Where are the fellows hosted?

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.

See also the list of current and former fellows.

What are the conditions?

  • have obtained a PhD degree during the last 4 years (prior to the application deadline) or be in the last year of the thesis work with an outstanding academic record
  • be fluent in English
  • be discharged or get deferment from military service
  • start the grant before January 2010
  • have completed the PhD before starting the grant (a proof will be requested).

We encourage not only researchers from academic institutions to apply, but also scientists working in industry.

In order to encourage mobility:

  • a member institute will not be eligible to host a candidate of the same nationality.
  • a candidate cannot be hosted by a member institute, if by the start of the fellowship, he or she has already worked in this institute for a total of 6 months or more, during the last 3 years.

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.

Current allowances:

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)
Czech Republic CRCIM 500
Denmark DANAIM 2 800
Finland VTT 2 630
France INRIA 2 248
Luxembourg FNR 2 600
Germany FhG 2 380
Greece FORTH 1 680
Hungary SZTAKI 1 230
Italy CNR 1 980
Ireland IUA 2 600
Netherlands CWI 2 320
Norway NTNU 3 050
Poland PLERCIM 1 100
Portugal PEG (INESC, Univ. of Porto and Technical Univ. Lisbon) to be defined
Spain SpaRCIM 1 917
Sweden SICS 2 580
Switzerland SARIT ranging from 2 700 to 3 200 depending on the hosting institute
UK STFC 2 446

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.

Insurance
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.

Contract
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.

Available for download:
Model contract
pdf for the 12 months scheme
pdf for the 18 months scheme

Please note that these are model contracts that are subject to modification in particular cases.

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 ERCIM institute. ERCIM representatives decide on the candidates to whom Fellowships are offered, taking into account the following:

  • the qualification of the applicant
  • the overlap of interest between the applicant and the hosting institution
  • available funding (from the hosting institute).

The number of available positions varies from call to call and depends mainly from the needs of the member institutes and their available funding.

Equal Opportunities
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.

Further information

For general questions about the Fellowship Programme, please contact fp-info@ercim.org

Contacts for questions about a particular hosting institute:

Institute National contact Tel Email
AARIT Erwin Schoitsch +43 (0)50550 3117 erwin.schoitsch@arcs.ac.at
CNR Brunella Falchi +39 050 3152878 brunella.falchi@isti.cnr.it
CRCIM Vaclav Matyas 420 549 495 165 matyas@fi.muni.cz
CWI Dick Broekhuis +31 20 592 4188 Dick.Broekhuis@cwi.nl
DANAIM Henning Christiansen +45 4674 3832 henning@ruc.dk
FhG Christel Klein +49 2241 14 2255/56 christel.klein@zv.fraunhofer.de
FNR Ulrike Kohl +352 26 19 25 32 ulrike.kohl@fnr.lu
FORTH-ICS Dimitris Plexousakis +30 2810 391637 dp@ics.forth.gr
FWO/FNRS Danny De Schreye +32 16 3 27556 Danny.DeSchreye@cs.kuleuven.ac.be
INRIA Jean-Pierre Banâtre +33 2 9984 7220 Jean-Pierre.Banatre@inria.fr
Irish Universities Association Mark Roantree (DCU) +3531 70056 36 Mark.Roantree@computing.dcu.ie
NTNU Lena Haugen +47 73 59 34 18 Lena.Haugen@ime.ntnu.no
PLERCIM Jerzy Tiuryn +48 22 5544212 J.Tiuryn@mimuw.edu.pl
PEG
(INESC, Univ. of Porto and Technical Univ. Lisbon)
João Falcão e Cunha + 351 225 082 133 jfcunha@fe.up.pt
SARIT Beat Hirsbrunner + 41 (0)26 300 84 67 beat.hirsbrunner@unifr.ch
SICS Janusz Launberg +46 8 633 1504 janusz@sics.se
SpaRCIM Fernando Orejas +34 3 401 70 18 orejas@lsi.upc.es
STFC Michael Wilson +44 1235 445831 M.D.Wilson@rl.ac.uk
SZTAKI László Monostori +36 1 279 61 59 laszlo.monostori@sztaki.hu
VTT to be appointed

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