City (Metropolitan Area): Bucharest
Type of Opportunity: Fellowships
Study Levels: Post-Doctoral
Duration: From 3 to 12 months
Funding: 2500 lei/ month (= approx. 560 euro, exempt from taxes).
Each year, the Research Institute of the University of Bucharest offers multiple postdoctoral fellowships for young, early career researchers. These awards are granted for a period of three to twelve months, during which time fellows will be expecting to stay in Bucharest and will be considered full-time members of the academic community.
There is no deadline for these fellowships, which are intended for researchers with excellent track records. Applications can be submitted throughout the entire year, but applications submitted between January 1 and May 31 will be evaluated in the October/November panel. Those submitted between June 1 and December 31 will be evaluated in the April/May panel.
Individuals are eligible to apply if they are within five years from their PhD at the time of application. They should have already proved their ability to work successfully as independent researchers, with those who have two PhDs needing to have at least one relevant to the research field.
Fellowships are typically awarded to candidates who are not already in possession of a permanent position in research or higher education. Those who have work contracts with the University of Bucharest are not eligible, while those who have permanent positions in other institutions must provide a written agreement from the institution stating their endorsement of the candidate’s research activity as an ICUB fellow.
Scholars from all disciplines and nationalities may apply for this fellowship, which awards a stipend of 2500 lei per month. Awards may also include travel expenses and a living allowance. In return, fellows will be considered full members of the institute, and allowed to use the institute’s resources and infrastructure as such. Fellows will receive logistical support in applying for other grants and research programs, but will also be expected to organize scientific events.
Applications can be submitted at any time, with the peer-review evaluation taking about three months after submission. To apply, interested candidates should submit an application form, a CV and list of publications, a writing sample, a certification of the PhD defense, and information for references. Each applicant should supply the name, email address, and phone number of three separate professors who can attest to the referees work.
Candidates must also submit the research project in a maximum of five pages. Research projects involving any laboratory or experimental work should also include a preliminary agreement on behalf of the laboratory head. All applications and related materials should be emailed directly to firstname.lastname@example.org. All materials must be submitted in English.
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