ACN

The ERASMUS MUNDUS ACN student exchange network is recruiting graduate students and postdocs who work in the field of Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience to participate in transatlantic exchanges between the member universities and institutions.

Aim of the exchange network is to increase joint research activity between partner institutions in the EU and North America, increase student interest in the field of auditory cognitive neuroscience, and promote intercultural understanding through cooperation.

Stipends

Awards include a monthly stipend of 1 500 EUR (doctoral level), 1 800 EUR (postdoctoral level), or 2 500 EUR (PIs and staff), and a one-time lump sum of 2 000 EUR or 1 500 EUR for travel expenses (depending on the distance).

Distance (km)

Fixed-Amount rate (EUR)

2 500 – 5 000

1 500

5 000 – 10 000

2 000

 

 

Duration 

Student fellowships are awarded for 6 to 10 months at one of the partner locations across the Atlantic (example: if you want to go to Canada you must have European Union citizenship). As the headline of the Call already clearly states, it will not be possible to fund exchanges of doctoral students and postdocs for shorter periods than six months. The minimum period of exchange is six months. If, however, a student wants to go for a nine months exchange, it will be possible to split this period into two parts: 6 + 3. Also in this case, the first trip can be no less than six months. However, the lump sum for traveling expenses will be only awarded once. Travel may begin as early as January 1st, 2016, but must begin before December 31st, 2016.

How to calculate the duration in months

Example 1: January 20th till July 30th

January 20 to February 19 = 1 month
February 20 to March 19 = 1 month
March 20 to April 19 = 1 month
April 20 to May 19 = 1 month
May 20 to June 19 = 1 month
June 20 to July 19 = 1 month
July 20 to July 30 = 11 days

Total duration of the mobility: 6 months and 11 days
In this case the amount for 6 months will be disbursed.

Example 2: January 20th till August 4th

January 20 to February 19 = 1 month
February 20 to March 19 = 1 month
March 20 to April 19 = 1 month
April 20 to May 19 = 1 month
May 20 to June 19 = 1 month
June 20 to July 19 = 1 month
July 20 to August 4 = 16 days

Total duration of the mobility: 6 months and 16 days

In this case the amount for 7 months will be disbursed.

Staff fellowships are awarded for 1up to 3 months. Staff applications are accepted at any time. Staff mobilities can start anytime and they may be split into monthly periods. However, the lump sum for traveling expenses is only awarded once.

On our website there is a revised list of “participating scientists”. An exchange between these scientists is possible without any further considerations. Nonetheless, other staff scientists from the participating institutes and laboratories are invited to apply for an exchange under the heading of ‘Staff Exchange’ as well and they should be reminded to also encourage their students to participate in the ACN project.

More about Eligibility and Guidelines