Erasmus Mundus EMJD Research Fellowships for PhD Students, 2014

Erasmus Mundus funded Doctoral Research Fellowships for third-country PhD candidates and EU Students for training and carry out their research activities in at least two of the European countries represented in the consortium. The professional from Clinical background (obstetricians, radiologists, cardiologist), Basic (Biologists, biochemistry) and Technological (bio-engineers, physicist) fields interested in developing a career in the Fetal Medicine area are eligible to apply. Students must have obtained their postgraduate degree and proficient in English. Applications should be sent by 31st January 2014.

Study Subject(s): Fellowships are for developing a career in the Fetal Medicine area.
Course Level: This fellowship is for pursuing PhD degree level.
Scholarship Provider: Erasmus Mundus
Scholarship can be taken at: EMJD enrolled doctoral candidates will receive high-quality training and carry out their research activities in at least two of the European countries represented in the consortium.

Eligibility: Only doctoral candidates who have applied to and have been accepted by the EMJD consortium in accordance with its specific application and selection criteria are eligible for an EMJD fellowship. Both category A and B students are welcome to apply to the EMJD PhD Programme.
-Individuals who have already benefited from an EMJD fellowship are not eligible for a second grant.
-Students benefiting from an EMJD fellowship cannot benefit from another European Community grant while pursuing their Erasmus Mundus PhD studies.
-Students/Doctoral candidates can apply for an Erasmus Mundus fellowship to the Erasmus Mundus Action 1 joint programme (EMMC or EMJD) of their choice, but the number of applications must be limited to maximum three different joint programmes.

Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: The third-country students and European Students( A Member State of the European Union (27 Member States) plus Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein) can apply for this scholarship.

Scholarship Description: EMJD fellowships Doctoral Candidate: An early-stage researcher at the beginning of his/her research career, considered as someone in the first four years (full-time equivalent) of their research career starting from the date of obtaining the degree, which would formally entitle him/her to embark on a doctoral programme. Two different categories of EMJD fellowships are available:Category A EMJD fellowships can be awarded to third-country doctoral candidates selected by the EMJD consortium who come from a country other than a European country (see nº 1) and who are not residents and neither have they carried out their main activity (studies, work, etc.) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years (see nº 2) in one of these countries. The only exception to this rule applies to third-country doctoral candidates who have previously received an Erasmus Mundus master’s scholarship in order to follow an EMMC.

Number of awards offered: 5 fellowships in category A and 1 fellowships in category B.

Duration of award(s): An employment contract will be given to all selected PhD students during the study time, which is between 3-4 years. (EMJD fellowships). EMJD enrolled doctoral candidates will have to spend most of the doctorate period in the European countries represented in the consortium or among the associated partners. However, if the EMJD consortium includes third-country full and/or associated partners:
-Category A fellowship holders can spend a training/research/ fieldwork period of a maximum duration of one semester (or 6 months, cumulative or consecutive) in these countries; periods in excess of this duration may not be covered by the EMJD fellowship;
-Category B fellowship holders can spend up to one year (cumulative or consecutive) of their doctorate activities in these countries; periods in excess of this duration may not be covered by the EMJD fellowship.

What does it cover? -Relocation allowance: Fixed contribution to travel, installation, visa related costs and any other cost related to relocation. Will have to be paid in installments in accordance with the needs of the candidate. 7500 € for category A fellowships 3000 € for category B fellowships if there is mobility foreseen to 3rd country partners Fixed living allowance: A monthly gross salary of 2800 € (before deduction of any taxes, charges or contributions attached to this type of contract). It corresponds to a net salary of around 1300-1500 € (to be fixed in the doctoral candidate agreement depending on national legislation). Living allowance is the same for Category A and B fellowships.
-Travel and participation costs (fixed contribution to the doctoral candidate participation costs): Tuition fees, supervision fees and insurance are included in the fellowship. In addition, contribution to, for example, travel to the yearly workshop, is provided for, up to a certain limit. This contribution will be better detailed in the “FetalMed-Phd agreement” and will not be paid directly to the student, but will be managed directly by the host institution.
-Fees and participation costs Fees and other required participation costs to study for a PhD differ between the consortia partner universities. However, for PhD candidates selected for a fellowship for the EMJD programme, participation costs and tuition fees will be provided for and thus waived.

Selection Criteria: -Academic records and training
-Research experience
-Level of English
-Reference letters
-University position in the Accredited University Ranking
-Commitment of home university/research center
-CV/motivation letter detailing experience in the research proposal and Interests.

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply: The mode of applying is online.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application closing date is 31st January 2014.

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