UPFellowship Program for International Researchers

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UPFellowship Program for International Researchers

 University Pompeu Fabra (UPF, Barcelona, Spain) offers 24 international fellowships for postdoctoral research program in Europe. The UPFellows is funded jointly by the Marie Curie COFUND program (7th Framework Program) and the UPF. International researchers can apply for this fellowship. The duration of international Fellowship is three years. Researchers must hold a PhD degree. International fellowship covers salary, social security costs, travel allowance, research costs and other economic benefits. Applications should be submitted online.

Study Subject(s)
: The fellowship is provided to for research in the areas offered by University Pompeu Fabra.
Course Level: This fellowship is for pursuing Postdoctoral research programme.
Scholarship Provider: The UPFellows is funded jointly by the Marie Curie COFUND program (7th Framework Program) and the UPF.
Scholarship can be taken at: Europe
Eligibility: Eligibility is determined using the information provided in the application via the web application. For an application to be eligible:
1. It must be received before the deadline.
2. It must be complete, including specifically: a full CV a statement of research interests and plans for the UPFellow period the names of three scholars who are willing to serve as references for the applicant an indication of which panel the applicant wishes to consider his/her application
3. It must document that the applicant holds a PhD or will hold a PhD degree by 30th September 2013 (call for applications 2013) will undertake transnational mobility, defined as the applicant not having carried out his or her main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Spain for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the submission of the application. Short stays, such as holidays, are not considered.
Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: International researchers can apply for this fellowship.
Scholarship Description: The UPFellows program promoted by University Pompeu Fabra (UPF, Barcelona, Spain) aims to offer career development opportunities to outstanding junior postdoctoral researchers of any nationality. UPF Fellows will join one of the most unique and dynamic research environments in Europe, where they will be able to advance in their research and further develop their professional skills with a career development plan guided by a senior scientific mentor. The program aims to attract talented researchers from anywhere in the world to a career in Europe.
Number of award(s): UPFellows program will offer 24 international fellowships. The first call will offer 12 positions in different research fields. The final number of selected candidates will depend on the quality of the applications received.
Duration of award(s): The fellowship is awarded for a period of 3 years. The candidates should start within 3 months of the acceptance of the fellowship.
What does it cover? UPFellows will receive a three-year contract with a gross salary/year of 47.300€ plus Social Security costs. In addition, selected candidates will receive: Travel allowance: 800€/year Contribution to Research costs: 3,000 €/year Other economic benefits: UPF has agreements with a number of providers of consumer products and health, leisure, sports, and travel services which offer employees a wide range of benefits that will be also available to the fellows. Furthermore, candidates will have access to a wide offer of training activities such as seminars, specific training session, etc. They will be provided with the required conditions to develop their research projects with autonomy and within a stimulating environment.
Selection Criteria: The selection is supervised by a Selection Committee and based on the candidate’s academic qualifications and research excellence in an open and transparent peer review selection process following the recommendations of the “European Charter for Researchers” and “Code of Conduct for Recruitment of Researchers” and will be organized into the following steps which are eliminatories:
1. Eligibility check
2. First step evaluation: Pre-selection
3. Second step evaluation
4. Candidate selection and acceptance.
Notification: End of September 2013.
How to Apply: The mode of applying is online.
Deadline: The application deadline is the 1st of July 2013.