The INdAM Doctoral Programme fellowships in Mathematics and/or Applications Cofunded by Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (INdAM-DP-COFUND-2015) offers fellowships in the framework of the European Horizon 2020 programme “Marie Skłodowska-Curie Co-funding of Regional, National and International Programmes”. These fellowships offer to researchers from all over the world the opportunity to enter a PhD School in Italy.
The main feature of the Programme is to create a large network, coordinated by INdAM, of Academic partner organisations (Universities) with their PhD Schools, and non-academic organisations, especially industries and enterprises, in order to build a multicultural and stimulating environment where excellence, interdisciplinarity, international and intersectoral exposure can offer to the fellows top-level training, research and working conditions.
The programme consists of two calls. The total number of fellowships: 20 (10 per Call). The duration of the programme is 60 months. The total number of fellow-month: 720.
The target group of final beneficiaries to be supported under INdAM-DP-COFUND-2015 are early stage researchers (ESR). That is, on the date of the relevant deadline for the submission of proposals, applicants to the fellowship programme must be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their career and must not have been awarded a doctoral degree yet. They must also be in possession of a degree, which formally entitles them to embark in a Doctorate in Italy.
All fellowships will be of type Incoming: applicants must be nationals of a EU Member State (MS) different from Italy, or of an Associated Country (AC) or of a Third Country, who at the deadline for submission of proposals, have not resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Italy for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the Call deadline. Short stays such as holidays are not taken into account.
Italy nationals having legally resided or having had their main activity (work, studies, etc.) outside Italy for at least three out of the last four years, measured at the submission deadline for proposals, are treated as Italian non-nationals (concept of assimilated nationality). Short stays such as holidays are not taken into account.
The fellowships have a duration of 36 months.
All domains of research in Mathematics and/or its applications are eligible for funding. The expression "mathematics and/or its applications" has a very broad meaning. It includes all the fields of mathematics, applications of mathematics to the natural and social sciences, e.g. physics, biology, chemistry, finance and economics, to computer science, to engineering, to industry and technology and so on.
The project proposals are presented by researchers who meet the eligibility criteria. Proposals for INDAM-DP-COFUND-2015 involve one of the Universities which are Partner Organisations of the Programme. Precisely, the candidate must choose the University and the Doctorate programme where the fellowship will be spent.
The applicant can freely choose one of the over 20 PhD Schools participating to the Programme.
Fellowships include social security coverage and social benefits.
The average funding will be € 3.094,6 per month, including a living allowance, a mobility allowance, a travel allowance, a research cost contribution, and expenses for secondment periods, according to the following scheme:
The amount of each fellowship is shown in the following table.
|Living allowance||(*) 2.050,00|
|Travel allowance||(*) 167,00|
|Living + Mobility + Travel allowances||(*) 2.817,00|
|RCC: Research Cost Contribution for the fellow||(*) 222,00|
|Expenses for supporting secondment periods for the fellow||(*) 55,60|
(*) This is an average amount