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Early Stage Researchers

There are fifteen funded ESR PhD positions available under the EIPIN-Innovation Society project.

If you wish to be one of them, please check the "vacancies" tab.


Eligible Early-Stage Researchers

Experience

Early-Stage Researchers (ESRs) shall, at the time of recruitment by the host organisation, be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and have not been awarded a doctoral degree.

Explanation: Eligible ESRs are researchers with less than 4 years of research experience. The researchers are appointed directly by the selected host. Any researcher already holding a PhD is not eligible to be appointed.

Mobility Rule

At the time of recruitment by the host organisation, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of their host organisation for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the reference date. Compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account. As far as international European interest organisations or international organisations are concerned, this rule does not apply to the hosting of eligible researchers. However, the appointed researcher must not have spent more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to their recruitment at the host organisation.

Explanation: Researchers can be of any nationality. They are required to undertake transnational mobility (i.e. move from one country to another) when taking up their appointment.

Therefore, nationality is not a criterion. Rather the location of the researcher's residence or main activity during the 3 years prior to their recruitment is determining.

Example: German nationals can be eligible for recruitment at a beneficiary located in Germany as long as they have resided or carried out their main activity outside of Germany for more than 24 months in the 3 years immediately prior to their recruitment.

Note that the mobility rule applies to the (first) beneficiary where the researcher is recruited, and not to beneficiaries to which the researcher is sent or seconded. It is also only determined at one point in time: that of the fellow's first recruitment in the project.