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        Recruitment Process:                  Requirements

                  Start your career as a scientist

If you want to apply for one of our grants you must:​

Comply with the mobility rule

meaning that you must not have resided or carried out your main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the recruiting beneficiary for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date (see below (*) for exceptions to this rule).

Fulfil local graduate school requirements

Fulfil the requirements to be enrolled in a doctoral programme at the hosting institution/country, and, if applicable, the specific eligibility requirements at the hosting institutions.

Comply with the doctoral candidate criteria

meaning that at the time of recruitment by the hosting institution you have not been awarded a doctoral degree.

Submit a complete application

Submit a complete application within the submission deadline.

Read the requirements for each position to learn more.

(*) When checking compliance with the mobility rule, the refugee procedure will not be considered as a period of residence in the country where the candidate is applying. When all scores and evaluation criteria are equal, preference will be given to candidates from under-represented groups, for example women, and candidates with disabilities or those from refugee backgrounds.

Organization of the selection process

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Eligibility check

Our recruitment committee will check that each application is complete and that applicants fulfil the eligibility criteria described in the previous section.

Remote Evaluation

Each eligible application will be assessed independently by the principal investigators of our network, according to the project interests indicated by the applicants. The principal investigators will select up to four candidates per position to pass through to the following stage.

Online interviews

Short-listed candidates will be invited for an online interview. Those who have been positively evaluated but not initially called for interviews will be put on a reserve list. Short-listed candidates will be interviewed by their potential supervisor (i.e. the principal investigator responsible for the research project of interest). A second interview, possibly attended by a second consortium principal investigator, may be scheduled.

Notification of the selection outcomes

Our recruitment committee will notify short-listed candidates of the outcome, and those selected will be put in touch with the corresponding principal investigator and the HR Department of the hosting institution to initiate the hiring procedure. Applicants who have not been successful but who have received a positive evaluation will be put on a waiting list to cover possible renunciations and future positions.

Calendar (*)

  • Call opening: from the moment of publishing the individual advertisement online
  • Deadline for applications: April, 9 May 21
  • Remote evaluation: May, 21st – 31st
  • Interviews: April 15th – June 1st
  • Notification to candidates: June 10th 
  • Start date of the fellowship: July-December 2023
* Please, check the calendar for each position, i.e. the calendar doesn’t apply to UK studentships. The candidates should refer separately to the links for our project application.
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We have 13 fully funded PhD positions

We are seeking 13 highly motivated fellows eager to pursue a career in science, obtain a PhD abroad and work in one of the three-years research projects we are offering under funding of the European Commission (ITN- Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions call) and UKRI.

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