Monday, March 2, 2015

UPFellows Programme

UPFellows programme will offer 5 more international fellowships. Candidates will be recruited by a third call within a competitive selection process.

The UPFellows programme promoted by Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF, Barcelona, Spain) with the support of the Marie Curie COFUND Programme (7th Framework Programme) aimed at co-financing 24 international fellowships. It exclusively addresses international researchers and aims to offer career development opportunities to junior postdoctoral candidates of any nationality.
 These fellows will join one of the most unique and dynamic research environments in Europe, Catalonia (over 42 M€ in FP7 and excellent results in ERC grants), where they will be able to advance their research and professional skills while taking advantage of a career development plan under the guidance of a senior scientific mentor.

The UPF is among the top 20 institutions in Europe funded by grants of the European Research Council and ranks as the number one Spanish university in research productivity, based on journal articles indexed in the JCR, research and development projects in 2010, and doctoral dissertations between 2004 and 2009.

Along with internationalisation, a key contributor to UPF's success has been its focus on specific areas of research and interdisciplinary contributions thanks to a small number of departments and affiliated research and technology centers (referred to as the "UPF Group"), which is organised into three campuses:

  • Social Sciences and Humanities, which is particularly strong in Economics and its interfaces with Political Science, Sociology, Law, History, and Psychology
  • Information and Communication Sciences, boasting high profiles in Information and Communication Technologies as well as in Computational Sciences and Engineering applied to Health and Life Sciences
  • Health and Life Sciences, with strength in multiple areas, including Bioinformatics, Cell Biology, Evolutionary Biology, and Neuropharmacology.

Eligibility criteria
Eligibility is determined using the information provided in the application via the web application. For an application to be eligible:
1.    It must be received before the deadline.
2.    It must be complete, including specifically:
o   a full CV
o   a statement of research interests and plans for the UPFellow period
o   the names of three scholars who are willing to serve as references for the applicant
o   an indication of which panel the applicant wishes to consider his/her application
o   please, chek, sign and upload the Ethical Issues document (it is a compulsory document for all fields).
3.    It must prove that the applicant
o   holds a PhD or has earned a PhD by May 31st, 2015 (Dissertation/Thesis approved and defended by May 31st, 2015) 
o   will undertake transnational mobility, defined as the applicant not having carried out his or her main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Spain for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the start of the application period on March 14. Short stays, such as holidays, are not considered. 

The application deadline is April 20th, 2015 at 11:59 PM.

For further details and application please visit the UPFellows Programme page.

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