Mobility of Young Researchers

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SOLARNET will support the mobility of young researchers as part of the networking activities foreseen under WP3. The mobility programme has been designed, as an additional aspect of the training program, to reinforce the contacts between different groups and to allow young researchers to begin early to establish international collaborations.

This task will be supervised by the Mobility Evaluation Committee (MEC), which will evaluate and select the submitted applications. It is important to note that mobility is also aimed at private members of SOLARNET, as well as to third entities outside the consortium.

EC funds available for this activity will cover travel and accommodation costs for about 16 young researchers staying for a minimum of 1 month to a maximum of 3 months hosted by, preferably, one of the institutions involved in SOLARNET. It is expected to support travel costs up to 600 EUR per fellow, and accommodation and subsistence costs up to 200 EUR per week (for an average duration of the visit of 8 weeks).

Applications are welcome at any time during the execution of this project, with two deadlines per year: March 15th and September 15th.

The selection of the granted proposals will be announced on March 31st and September 30th.

The mobility has to start, if approved, during the 6-month periods starting in July 1st and January 1st, so that the student has some time to organize the visit.

  • Period July 1st - December 31st
    • Deadline: March 15th
    • Selection: March 31st
  • Period January 1st - June 30th
    • Deadline: September 15th
    • Selection:  September 30th

Applicants will be expected to send a motivation letter, a CV and a brief summary of the proposed work at the host institution (from the list below). They are encouraged to contact the host institution in advance to produce this summary in liaison with them.

We expect the following allocation of grants:

  • Jul-Dec 2013 (period 1): 4 grants

  • Jan-Jun 2014 (period 2): 2 grants

  • Jul-Dec 2014 (period 3): 2 grants

  • Jan-Jun 2015 (period 4): 2 grants

  • Jul-Dec 2015 (period 5): 2 grants

  • Jan-Jun 2016 (period 6): 2 grants

  • Jul-Dec 2016 (period 7): 2 grants



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List of institutions Country
Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias Spain
University of Graz Austria
Koninklijke Sterrenwacht van Belgie Belgium
Sveuciliste u Zagrebu - Geodetski Fakultet Croatia
Astronomický ústav AV ČR v.v.i Czech Republic
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique France
Université de Paul Sabatier Toulouse III France
Winlight Optics France
Kiepenheuer-Institut für Sonnenphysik Germany
Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics (AIP) Germany 
Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e.V. Germany 
PnSensor Gmbh Germany 
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche Italy
Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica Italy 
S.R.S. Engineering Design S.R.L Italy 
Università di Calabria Italy 
Università degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata Italy 
Universitetet i Oslo Norway
Uniwersytet Wrocławski Poland
Astronomical Institute of the Slovak Academy of Sciences Slovakia
Centre Internacional de Mètodes Numèrics en Enginyeria Spain
Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía Spain 
Fundación TECNALIA Research & Innovation Spain 
Stockholms Universitet Sweden
Istituto Ricerche Solari Locarno Switzerland
Wageningen Universiteit  The Netherlands 
Queens University Belfast United Kingdom
University College London United Kingdom 
University of Birmingham United Kingdom 
Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics USA
National Solar Observatory USA