The ESR candidates:
- Must be, at the time of recruitment by the host organisation, in the first four years (full-time equivalent) of their research careers and have not yet been awarded a doctoral degree. 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.
- For ESR (PhD) positions, at the starting time of the positions the candidates must have completed the courses that would have allowed them to enroll in a doctorate program in the country offering the position.
Mobility rule: At the time of recruitment by the host organisation, the canditates (ESRs and ERs) 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. Short stays such as holidays and/or compulsory national service are not taken into account.
The partners are taking the responsibility that the ESR, enrolled as PhD students in their place, will be financed until the completion of their PhD by means if needed of co-financing; the additional needed funds will be provided by the host institution means or by another Insitute in the network or outside the network (co-tutoring) with which the INFIERI host Instituion is collaborating. In France and Italy the PhD duration is 3 years long, while this is 4 years long in Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and UK and many other places in the world. Likewise the minimum duration of 2 years is ensured for the ER positions.
Simultaneous applications to several positions are possible, indicating an order of preference. Some positions may be co-tutored by two nodes; the Host Institutions refers to the responsible node for each position.
Equal opportunity: The Network is pursuying an Equal Opportunity policy, addressing not only gender balance, but also broader issues, such as handicapped researchers, life-work balance, culture diversity and family obligations.