Guidelines on Applying for Postdoctoral Research Grant –
Programme ERMOS (Estonian Research Mobility Scheme)
With a purpose to develop and diversify Estonian research potential through the mobility of researchers and exchange of experience, and thereby to activate international exchange of knowledge and support the development of careers of young researchers, the Estonian Science Foundation (hereinafter referred to as the “Foundation”) announces a call for postdoctoral research grant applications. With the grants, financed with a support of the FP7 Marie Curie COFUND the “People” Programme the researchers are enabled to blend in with the academic world by continuing the work in their field of science in Estonian research and development institution.
Main qualifying criteria:
· The post-doctoral research grant can be applied for by a person who has been awarded a doctoral degree or an equivalent qualification not earlier than five years before the start of the post-doctoral research grant being applied for (see p 4.6.) and who has not been awarded the doctoral degree by the same R&D institution;
· A person may apply for the post-doctoral research grant if he/she has not resided or worked (incl. studied) in Estonia longer than 12 months during the three years preceding the date of submission of the application;
· Application is submitted in English;
· The duration of a post-doctoral research grant is either two or three years. (a 2-year grant may apply for extension at the end of that grant)
To the post-doctoral researchers whose employment entails relocation to Estonia from another country a non-recurrent relocation support of 6500 EUR (taxes will apply) is paid.
The application deadline is January 25th, 2012 at 16.00 Estonian time.
Application for the post-doctoral research grant should be submitted electronically via the Estonian Research Portal ETIS (www.etis.ee). ETIS is oppenend for applications at the end of November.
Guidelines for applying for post-doctoral grants
How to apply:
First step: Contact a potential supervisor working in an Estonian R&D institution.
Ask the supervisor to contact an administrator of ETIS - the Estonian Research Portal (www.etis.ee) of the R&D institution to obtain your personal ETIS username and password.
Fill in the postdoctoral grant application form.
Check that all the necessary information is provided, including your supervisor’s CV (ask your supervisor to make his/her CV publicly available in ETIS).
Submit the application.
Application is considered submitted when applicant and the institution both have submitted the application before deadline.