VUB is actively recruiting experienced researchers for the prestigious Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action – Individual Fellowship (MSCA-IF) which is part of the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 funding scheme. The MSCA-IF funding scheme is geared to promising experienced researchers (ER). Please note: an ER denotes a researcher with a PhD degree, or at least 4 years of full-time equivalent research experience (unrelated to PhD studies). A repository of topics to inspire potential applicants, and to ensure a two-way knowledge transfer between applicant and host institution (a requirement for the proposal) has been created. The topics of the repository are thought to be seen as grounds for discussion and further evolution into a project idea together with the respective VUB supervisor.
The applicant will have to write a proposal to further expound his or her idea regarding e.g. innovation, training and stakeholders. More information.
EUTOPIA SCIENCE AND INNOVATION FELLOWSHIPS PROGRAMME
We are pleased to announce that the EUTOPIA’s Science & Innovation Postdoctoral Fellowships Programme (EUTOPIA-SIF) was selected, on February the 3d 2020, under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie COFUND Action from the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Framework Programme.
It is the first EUTOPIA joint project to be granted a Horizon 2020 funding. With a total of 10.2 Million Euros (5.6 M€ of EU contribution and 4.6 M€ of co-funding by the alliance's members), EUTOPIA-SIF is an ambitious initiative to train 76 young researchers in five interdisciplinary Key Research Areas: Materials engineering - Data & Intelligence – Health – Sustainability - Welfare & Inclusion.
Arnaud Lefranc, Vice-president for International scientific development at CY Cergy Paris Université, said: “The EUTOPIA Science and Innovation Fellowship Program will create outstanding opportunities for talented young researchers to explore new research horizons, within an integrated program, gathering the scientific communities of the EUTOPIA alliance. It aims to train post-doctoral researchers with a high degree of entrepreneurial and innovation awareness to be part of the future generation of Science and Innovation leaders in Europe, capable of addressing the global challenges of our times. The program will also stimulate the furthering of research collaborations and joint projects within EUTOPIA. I look forward to seeing the first cohort of fellows start their research!”
The project is coordinated by CY Cergy Paris Université for the EUTOPIA alliance. The first call for applications will be published in the fall of 2020. Fellows will be offered full freedom to pursue their research project while benefiting from expert supervision and state-of-the-art research infrastructure. More than 45 companies, local authorities and non-profit organizations who are ready to train or host researchers on secondments already support the program.