External mobility involves mobility from other organisations to ENDURE partners and is managed through international fellowship calls
ENDURE PhD MOBILITY SCHOLARSHIPS YEAR 2008
Release date: 13 May 2008
Deadline for applications: 18 July 2008
Art. 1. Object
As part of the 2nd Joint Programme of Activities (January 2008-June 2009), ENDURE activity IA3 (Mobility) and sub-activity SA1.2 (Educational Programme) launch a call for applications for scholarships aimed to enforce mobility of PhD students working at ENDURE partner institutions.
Art. 2. Aims
The aim of ENDURE PhD Mobility Scholarships is to strengthen among-partner cooperation related to higher education activities at PhD level through the allocation of special mobility grants to students who are working towards their PhD at an institution which is an ENDURE partner as well as financial support to ensure co-supervision of PhD activities. The co-supervisor must work for the Institution hosting the PhD student.
Art. 3. Beneficiaries
Any PhD student working at an institution which is an ENDURE partner, including those whose application for mobility has already been approved by the leader of the ENDURE mobility programme (IA3), can apply for an ENDURE PhD Mobility Scholarship. Expected beneficiaries are PhD students enrolled in the first or second year of their programme, although this is not an absolute criterion for eligibility.
PhD students from INCO countries working at institutions which have formal collaborations with at least one ENDURE partner can also apply for the scholarship. A list of INCO countries can be accessed at:
Art. 4. Prerequisites
Prerequisites for the allocation of ENDURE PhD Mobility Scholarships are:
(a) that the scholarship will be entirely spent at a different ENDURE institution from the sending one;
(b) that the student provides a short CV (max 2 pages) and a programme of (additional) research activities to be carried out at the hosting institution;
(c) that the student attaches a motivation letter to her/his application;
(d) that the student and her/his institution identifies a co-supervisor for the student's activities throughout her/his stay abroad;
(e) that the aforementioned co-supervisor commits herself/himself to take part as member of the evaluation board for the PhD thesis defence at the student's home institution (an accompanying letter from the external supervisor must be enclosed);
(f) that the sending institution commits to accept the hosting co-supervisor on the PhD evaluation board (an accompanying letter from the PhD board must be enclosed);
(g) that the PhD research work should contribute to ENDURE objectives (explicit reference to relevant ENDURE sub-activities must be provided);
(h) PhD students from INCO countries must also include a letter from an ENDURE partner stating its formal collaboration with their home institution.
All information regarding points (a) to (h) must be included in the application.
Adequate financial resources will be provided to ensure accomplishment of co-supervision, as to points (e) and (f).
Art. 5. Application
PhD students wishing to apply for an ENDURE PhD Mobility Scholarship must fill in the relevant application form available online. There are two forms: one for PhD students coming from ENDURE partners (Application_formEND) or one for students from INCO countries (Application_formINCO).
All applications must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Missing information will result in rejection of the application. The deadline for submitting the application is Friday 18 July 2008 .
Art. 6. Scholarships
Two ENDURE PhD Mobility Scholarships will be allocated, following a joint evaluation procedure carried out by the leaders of IA3, SA1 and SA1.2. Each scholarship will have a minimum/maximum duration of 4/6 months. The eligible candidates will be published on the ENDURE website (IA3 webpages) by Friday 1 August 2008 . The awarded students must confirm acceptance of the scholarship by sending an e-mail to email@example.com by Friday 15 August 2008 .
Allocation of the ENDURE PhD Mobility Scholarships and the contribution to expenses to the hosting institution will follow the financial rules set forth in IA3 for the standard mobility grants.
Eligible costs will be:
The budget for each stay is roughly calculated based on the monthly allowance foreseen in the Marie Curie actions, which are set according to the country of the hosting institution ( http://ec.europa.eu/research/fp6/mariecurie-actions/action/fellow_en.html, see page 40 to the handbook). The following contributions to expenses for the hosting institution have been set forth:
Bench-fees are not applicable to ENDURE mobility and the contribution to expenses will be directly allocated to the budget of the hosting institution.
A sum of € 1,500 will be allocated to each co-supervisor’s institution as a contribution for the time spent and to cover travel/subsistence costs needed to take part in the PhD thesis evaluation board at the sending Institution. Money will be directly included in the budget of the co-supervisor's institution and all costs should be documented.
Art. 7. Obligations
The awarded students must comply with the same obligations set forth for beneficiaries of the IA3 mobility programme:
· At the end of the visit, the student must send via e-mail the final report (Final_report_PhD_scolarship) to firstname.lastname@example.org . The final report should be sent within 15 days from the end of her/his visit and will be published in the IA3 web pages.
· The student will be refunded by the sending institution only after the final report is jointly approved by the leaders of IA3, SA1 and SA1.2.
The ENDURE PhD Mobility Scholarships must be completed by 30 June 2009 .
Art. 8. Information requests
Any information requests should be sent to email@example.com .