The European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM) offers a Fellowship Programme to 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:
1. To work with internationally recognized experts;
2. To improve their knowledge about European research structures and networks;
3. To become familiarized with working conditions in leading European research centres;
4. To promote cross-fertilization and cooperation, through the fellowships, between research groups working in similar areas in different laboratories.
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).
30 April 2010.
The Fellowships are available for PhD holders from all over the world. Only ERCIM member organizations can host fellows. When an ERCIM member is a funding organization, the hosting institute might be any of the consortium's members. When an ERCIM Member is a funding organisation, 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 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.
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.
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 fellow is covered by a personal insurance by EGIDE, Centre International des Etudiants et Stagiaires, except for Switzerland , 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.
Duração da Bolsa
Fellowships are generally of 18 month duration, spent in two of the eighteen organisations which are currently member of ERCIM. In particular cases a fellowship of 12 month duration spent in one of the ERCIM member organizations.
The candidate must:
1. 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
2. Be fluent in English;
3. Be discharged or get deferment from military service;
4. Have completed the PhD before starting the grant (a proof will be requested).
Critérios de Seleção
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:
1. The qualification of the applicant;
2. The overlap of interest between the applicant and the hosting institution;
3. 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.
In order to encourage mobility a member institute will not be eligible to host a candidate of the same nationality; and 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.
Forma de Solicitação
Only online applications are accepted. Details are explained on the Application Form.
For general questions about the Fellowship Programme, please contact email@example.com. Contacts for questions about a particular hosting institute, is given on the ERCIM website.