The ECTRIMS Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Exchange is available to students from all over the world. From across the globe looking to conduct postdoctoral studies on Neuroscience or Multiple Sclerosis. The goal of this program is to enhance the exchange of information as well as to build an array of highly trained researchers who are focused on MS issues. In the beginning, it is anticipated that several fellowships will be granted every year.
- The ECTRIMS Research Fellowship is a research-based experience. Fellows interested in the fellowship must choose and present a convincing fundamental, applied, or clinical research idea to be pursued during the connection and in collaboration with the company’s mentor at the institution hosting them.
- Candidates seeking experience as a study fellow in any MS-related research topic (basic, clinical, or applied in any relevant area of expertise) will be assessed.
- Level of Study: Postdoctoral
- Institution(s): ECTRIMS
- Studies in Europe
- Opportunity Focus Areas:
- MS (MS)
- Program Period:
- Fellowships of either one or two years’ duration may be offered.
- Fellowships with a lesser duration that are less than one year will be accepted only under exceptional conditions, which should be outlined during the application process.
- Deadline: December 1, 2021
The Postdoctoral Research Fellowship of ECTRIMS offers the recipient the following advantages:
- The fellowship will offer an annual stipend of €55,000 for each fellow.
- ECTRIMS will also offer economy round-trip transport from the successful candidate’s home to the training site. Costs for travel expenses for family members are not paid for.
- The payment from ECTRIMS is made at the expense of the host institution, which is considered to be the patron of the student. Stipends will be provided directly by the hosting institution in accordance with the institution’s policies and schedules for payment. The cost of travel for relocation to the training location may be refunded directly to the student when receipts are provided to ECTRIMS.
- The institution utilizes the ECTRIMS award to pay the fellow’s allowance (“salary”) according to the amount for the level of study. If there are any remaining funds, the rest of the award could be used to pay for social benefits for the institution (health insurance pension, health insurance, and other benefits) that the institution requires.
- Suppose the total stipend and benefits are more significant than the amount offered through the ECTRIMS award. In that case, It is the responsibility of the mentor or institution to increase with the ECTRIMS award to pay for the total expenses.
- The expected fellow’s salary and also the expected total social benefits cost per year need to be notified by the institution hosting them.
- Suppose an annual or prorated ECTRIMS award isn’t enough to cover the entire cost of the fellowship (salary and benefits). In that case, other sources of funding must be used to pay the full price must be identified.
- It is assumed that the actual research that will be carried out at the host institution will be supported by the mentor or host institution.
- Additional support for travel journals, books, book subscriptions, etc. Will be offered.
- Fellows are required to attend the annual ECTRIMS Congresses during their fellowship term. They will also be required to present a paper (at an area for young researchers or a different location) about their research funded. ECTRIMS will provide separate support for accommodation and travel expenses for participation in congresses.
Eligibility Criteria for ECTRIMS Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
To be qualified to be considered for ECTRIMS Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, applicants must meet the following conditions:
- Required languages: Following the demands of the host institution.
- Country Eligible: All world countries
- Before starting the program, candidates must have completed the advanced degree(s).
- When they apply, applicants must have less than one year of previous postdoctoral experience in the same institution/mentor. Senior candidates should not have more than five years of postdoctoral experience beyond completing their qualification (Ph.D., MD, ScD, or equivalent) at the time of application.
- Doctors and scientists who have or are pursuing an MD, Ph.D., ScD, or equivalent professional degrees are eligible.
- In general, successful applicants are less than 40 years old when applying. However, exceptions in exceptional circumstances may be considered.
- The mentors and candidates must ensure that there are no barriers to learning in the form of language that hinder the learning experience.
- Any citizen of the world is eligible to participate in this program. However, postdoctoral research training must be carried out in a European lab or a clinic.
- After the fellowship period is over, it is highly desirable but not necessary for the fellow to return to the institution where they were originally a student to find employment as much as feasible. Plans for career progression after fellowship must be included during an application.
How to Apply for ECTRIMS Postdoctoral Research Fellowship?
Please follow the below steps to submit your application to the ECTRIMS Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Exchange Program:
(1) Press the ” Apply Now” and create an account.
(2) Fill out the application form.
(3) The application for fellowships should include these documents
- An abbreviated CV and a list of references for the candidate up to five pages. The form must be used “biographical sketch” provided by ECTRIMS, which is available on the online application system for fellowships.
- An online completed application is accessible from the ECTRIMS website ( www.ectrims.eu).
- The career goals of the applicant (not exceeding 1 page).
- Abstracts of research projects should not be more than 250-250 words.
- A research proposal description that is not more than six pages. It should include a table, figures, and references.
- Proof of the applicant (e.g., certificate) of the local language skills.
(4) The following additional items must be submitted electronically by 1 December. They are confidential documents. They should not be offered in conjunction with the other documents requested in the second step. Make sure you ask your referees to indicate the name of the person applying on each page of the letters.
- From the institution of training:
- 1.) A letter of endorsement by the chair of the department (or another official from the institution) for the proposed institution that will accept the proposed fellow, should the fellowship be granted.
- 2.) The certification of the training institution that has accepted the conditions for the ECTRIMS fellowship and payment. The form needed is available through the online application system. Applicants should send the application form back to the school to be completed and then return to ECTRIMS.
- From the mentor proposed A letter of support from the mentor proposed, with particular reference to interactions between them and the proposed mentor and the proposed research plan. A brief current biography and curriculum vitae for the mentor are proposed, but not more than five pages must be provided. A form called “biographical sketch” is to be utilized in the online application system for fellowships. The applicant must submit this form directly to their mentor.
- From other sources, Three letters of recommendation from experts who know the fellow in question, either from the institution where the fellow is based or from another, describe the potential fellow’s strengths and prospects for success in a clinical career. The first of the letters must be from the degree mentor of the candidate. If possible, a note from the home institution indicates that the candidate will be invited to return to the institution and the specific nature of the available job after the fellowship.
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