CONEX Incoming Fellowship Programme in Spain

A research scholarship is available at The Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M). The duration of this scholarship is 3 years. All students regardless of citizenship are eligible to apply for this scholarship. The deadline for applying is February 17, 2015.

The Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) is launching a fellowship programme for incoming mobility, called CONEX CONnecting EXcellence to UC3M. CONEX is co-funded by the European Commission through the Marie Curie-COFUND programme (PCOFUNG-GA-2012-600371), Banco Santander, the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (COFUND2014-51509) and other funds.

This fellowship programme offers experienced and very experienced professors of any nationality a unique opportunity to progress in their career development through an excellent training. CONEX will run for five years (2013-2018) and will employ 20 professors with more than 4 years of experience and 8 professors with more than 10 years of experience to carry out a break-through research project for three years in any of the UC3M ’s scientific fields. For this second and last call, the CONEX programme offers. 2 fellowships with a minimum duration of 36 months to Very Experienced Professors (10 years research experience): The main objective of this scheme is to allow the researchers to set up their own, new research lines in UC3M.

The researchers ’ excellence will be promoted and recognized, with the aim of highlighting personal achievements and supporting their further development and international recognition. 10 fellowships with a minimum duration of 36 months to Experienced Professors (4 – 10 years research experience): The main objective of scheme 2 is to provide researchers with training to deepen and/or broaden their skills and start or consolidate their own independent research team or project.

Incoming researchers will benefit from a world-class university. UC3M offers a theoretical, practical, applied and innovative research environment, which will ensure that researchers can achieve their full potential.
All fellowships will receive a competitive salary and other economic benefits such us mobility allowance and contribution to research expenses.

All fellowships have a minimum duration of 36 months. All fellowships have a minimum duration of 36 months.

Application Requirements
Applicants must have the degree and research experience appropriate to the CONEX scheme they apply to.
Applicants must engage in international mobility: Researchers may not have resided or carried out their main activity in Spain for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the deadline of the call.
Notification: For each scheme, a resolution from the Office of the University Rector with list of the successful candidates and substitutes will be published.

How to apply?
For example, researchers applying to scheme 1 are expected to present more high impact publications and patents than researchers applying to scheme 2.
Within 30 days after the publication of the evaluation results, the University will contact successful applicants who will receive a draft contract.
All applications must be made through the online system called the CONEX Electronic Management System (CEMS).

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