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FELLINI Fellowships Programme for Worldwide Researchers at INFN in Italy, 2018

Applications are invited for FELLINI Fellowships Programme for Experienced Researchers of any nationality. FELLINI is an international incoming mobility fellowship programme for experienced researchers which are co-financed by the European Commission through the Marie Sklodowska-Curie COFUND Action.

The programme is a new, high-quality fellowship scheme based on a modern research and training approach, which aims at research excellence and promoting researcher mobility and training. FELLINI combines best practice found across the EU with a number of innovative elements that shall provide all fellows with an ideal basis for their future careers, preparing them for a wide range of career options.

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The National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN) is the Italian research agency dedicated to the study of the fundamental constituents of matter and the laws that govern them, under the supervision of the Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR).

Scholarship Description: 

  • Applications Deadline: September 18, 2018
  • Course Level: Fellowships are available to pursue research.
  • Study Subject: INFN research areas can be grouped in 5 main areas:
  1. Experimental Particle Physics
  2. Experimental Astroparticle Physics
  3. Experimental Nuclear Physics
  4. Theoretical Physics
  5. Technological Research
  • Scholarship Award: The duration of the fellowship is 36 months and includes a mandatory twelve-months period (which could be split into two periods of 6 months) to be spent in a different research institution or in a high-tech private company, chosen by fellowship holders in agreement with their supervisors, according to the interest of their research.
  • Nationality: Fellowships are for Experienced Researchers of any nationality.
  • Number of Scholarships: A selection procedure is open to recruiting 15 (fifteen) fellows through the co-funding Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska – Curie Actions COFUND, under the project “Fellowship for Innovation at INFN” (hereinafter referred to as “FELLINI”), Grant Agreement n. 754496. Recruited researchers shall be considered as Marie Sklodowska–Curie Fellows.
  • Scholarship can be taken in Italy

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

Eligible Countries: Fellowships are for Experienced Researchers of any nationality.

Entrance Requirements: Fellowships are for Experienced Researchers of any nationality. Fellowships are open to candidates who meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Applicants must be, at the date of the call deadline, in possession of a doctoral degree or have at least four years of full-time equivalent research experience. Parental leave periods do not count towards the time of research experience.
  1. Full-time Equivalent Research Experience is measured from the date when a researcher obtained the degree entitling him/her to embark on a doctorate, either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the country in which the researcher is recruited, even if a doctorate was never started or envisaged. Only time spent on postgraduate research activities can be included. Working outside research will not be taken into account.
  2. Part-time work: Any periods of part-time activity in research should be translated into the full-time experience (e.g. 3 years 50% part-time work = 1.5 years full-time).
  • Applicants must comply with Marie Sklodowska Curie Action mobility rule: researchers may not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Italy for more than 12 months in the 3 years before the call deadline, unless this time was spent as part of a procedure for obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention. Compulsory national service and/or short stays as holidays are not taken into account.

English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Application Procedure: 

How to Apply: The application must be submitted online via https://reclutamento.infn.it/ ReclutamentoOnline/ no later than September, 18th 2018, at 12.00 p.m. (noon) CEST. Applications sent by email or postal mail will not be considered.

Requirements for eligible applications for an application to be eligible it must:

  • Be received no later than the call deadline. Late submissions will not be considered.
  • Be received through the INFN online application system.
  • Be written in English and use the template provided.
  • Be within INFN research areas.
  • Be complete and contain all documents requested in the Application Pack.
  • All documents must be submitted in PDF format, with the applicant’s name in the file name (Preferred format: SurnameName_FileDescription.pdf)
  • Comply with the guidelines and specifications (length, font size, etc.) listed in the proposal template.
  • Adhere to the ethical rules of FELLINI and the European Union Horizon 2020 research.

Application Pack

The application must comprise the following documents or information:

  1. Curriculum Vitae.
  2. Research Project.
  3. List of publications.
  4. Filled ethical questionnaire.
  5. Contact details of 2 experts who will be asked to provide a reference letter: surname, name, affiliation and email address.
  6. List of 3 Hosting Structures, chosen among the INFN Sites, in order of preference.
  7. Copy of a valid identity document (ID card or Passport).

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