Eligibility Criteria

The WHRI-ACADEMY applicants must:

1. To comply with the EU FP7 definition of “transnational mobility”

INCOMING

- For non-residents of the host organization country.

Applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activity in the Host Organization country for more than 12 months in the 3 years prior to the application deadline. 

OUTGOING

Mobility is from a EU Member States or Associated Countries to a Third Countries, with a preferably return phase to either an EU Member States or Associated Countries. 

Applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activity in the Host Organization country for more than 12 months in the 3 years prior to the application deadline. 

REINTEGRATION

- For EU Member State or Associated Country nationals that have carried out research in a Third Country for at least 3 years.

Applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activity in the host institution country for more than 12 months in the years 3 years prior to submission deadline.

Please note that, the Guidelines for Applicants provides examples to help you better understand how to comply with the “transnational mobility” requirement.

2. To comply with the EU FP7 definition of “experienced researcher”

The candidate must, at the time of the recruitment by the Host Organization, either:

a) be in possession of a doctoral degree; or

b) have at least four years of research experience (full-time equivalent) since gaining a university diploma giving him/her access to doctoral studies either in the country in which the degree/diploma was obtained or in the country in which the research training is provided.

Candidates who are about to receive their doctoral degree are eligible to apply but they need to have their PhD degree by the day they receive the offer (indicatively 3 months after the application deadline).

Please note that, the Guidelines for Applicants provides examples to help you better understand how to comply with the “experienced researcher” requirement.

Extensions to this period may be allowed in case of eligible career breaks which must be properly documented. For further details, please read the Guidelines for Applicants.

First-professional degrees will not be considered in themselves as PhD-equivalent. Note that in the context of Marie Curie Actions, Medical Doctors (MD) studies are not taken as equivalent to PhD studies. For MDs, the requirement of 4 years of full-time research experience will apply. This equivalence should be strictly regarded as a specific objective of the Marie Curie Actions (evaluation of research experience), and should not be regarded as conflicting with national rules in some Member States or Associated Countries, which may recognise the equivalence of MD and PhD for other reasons (i.e.: for career progression in the public sector). For medical doctors who have been awarded both an MD and a PhD, the date of the doctorate studies makes the applicant be eligible and takes precedence in the calculation of the eligibility time-window. 

Employment conditions and funding

As a general rule the WHRI-ACADEMY fellow is appointed under an employment contract for the duration of the fellowships at the host organization except in adequately documented cases or where national Financial Regime regulation would prohibit this possibility. When an employment contract cannot be provided by the host organization, the WHRI-ACADEMY fellow must be recruited under a status equivalent to a fixed amount fellowship, provided that it is compatible with the national legislation and that adequate social security is provided (but not necessarily paid from the fellowship).

Fellows employment contract shall be in line with the European Charter of Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers. A brochure and further information can be found in the link: http://ec.europa.eu/euraxess/index.cfm/rights/brochure

The Living allowance will depend on the experience of the selected fellow. The Host Organizations are allowed to use their own salary scales to support the costs for the fellows’ salary costs. Within WHRI-ACADEMY, the fellows must benefit of 1 875 EUR/year as mobility/travel allowanceThis allowance refers to relocation and mobility costs of the fellows. It does not take into consideration family status of the applicant. Furthermore, the fellows must benefit of 18 750 EUR/year as contribution to the research costs. This allowance refers to those eligible direct costs related to the research project such as consumables, travel and subsistence for attendance to scientific events, publications, material for the dissemination of the research project, salaries of a person (i.e.: PhD student) for assisting the fellow, etc.).

Please note that the EU contribution per fellow-year is 37 250 EUR and it shall correspond to up to 40% of the annual fellowship cost. 

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE SCIENTIST-IN-CHARGE and /or THE APPLICANT MUST MATCH THE COFUND CONTRIBUTION FROM A NATIONAL, REGIONAL AND/OR LOCAL FUNDING SOURCE.