FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What are the eligibility criteria for Marie Curie ITN fellows?

Where are posts advertised?


What are the eligibility criteria for Marie Curie ITN fellows?

In summary, the SpineFX ITN is aimed at supporting the initial training of researches who are within the first four years (or equivalent) of their research career, at the time of appointment. SpineFX appoints two types of fellows: 

Early-stage Researchers (ESR)

Early-stage researchers are defined as those who are, at the time of selection by the host institution, in the first four years (full-time equivalent) of their research careers. This is measured from the date when they obtained the degree which would formally entitle them to embark on a doctorate, either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the country in which the research training is provided, irrespective of whether or not a doctorate is envisaged.

Experienced Researchers (ER)

Experienced researchers must, at the time of recruitment either be in possession of a doctoral degree, irrespective of the time taken to acquire it, or have at least four years of full-time equivalent research experience. This is measured from the date when they obtained the degree which formally allowed them to embark on a doctorate in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the host country (irrespective of whether or not a doctorate was envisaged). The research experience of an experienced researcher recruited for initial training may not exceed 5 years at the time of the appointment.

Length of appointments: The length of individual appointments for researchers will be limited to between 3 months and 36 months for early-stage researchers and 3 to 24 months for experienced researchers that are in the first five years of their research careers.

All three-year ESR positions and all two-year ER positions have now been filled.

One 12-month clinical ESR position is still available. Please see the People page for information on how to apply.

Conditions of nationality and mobility of researchers

Researchers are normally required to undertake trans-national mobility (i.e. move from one country to another) when taking up their appointment. Two general rules apply to the appointment of researchers in a network:

  • Researchers can be nationals of any country other than the country of the premises of the host organisation where they will carry out their project; however nationals of countries outside the EU and Associated States can only be recruited by hosts that are located in Member States or Associated States.
  • Researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the host for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to their recruitment. This rule does not apply in cases where a researcher is subsequently appointed in another node of the same network within the same country.
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Where are posts advertised?

Posts for SpineFX are advertised on this website, as well as the Euraxess mobility portal.

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