ACN

Eligibility 

PhD students, postdocs and scientific staff members at all partner institutions are eligible to apply. Students are expected to conduct research with one of the exchange grant supervisors listed on the ‘Participating Scientists’ page or with another scientist at any member institution.

EUROPEAN STUDENTS
In order to be eligible, European doctoral and post-doctoral candidates:

1. Must be a national of an EU Member State;

2. For doctorate mobility, must have obtained a second higher education degree or a recognized equivalent level of learning from the EU HEI within the partnership in the academic year coinciding with the start of the project eligibility period; or must be currently registered in a doctoral program in a HEI within the partnership;

3. For post-doctorate mobility, must have obtained their doctorate in the last two years and must have the support of one of the EU HEIs within the partnership to carry out post-doctorate mobility. This can be for research, training and attending highly specialised courses;

 

THIRD-COUNTRY STUDENTS

In order to be eligible, third-country/territory doctoral and post-doctoral candidates:

1. Must be a national of one of the third countries (Canada or America)

2. For a doctorate mobility, must have obtained a second higher education degree or a recognized equivalent level of learning from a third-country/territory HEI within the partnership in the same academic year coinciding with the start of the project eligibility period or must be currently registered 67 in a doctoral programme in a HEI within the partnership;

3. For a post-doctorate mobility, must have obtained their doctorate in the last two years and must have the support of one of the third-country/territory HEIs within the partnership to carry out postdoctorate mobility. This can be for research, training and for attending highly specialised courses;

 

ACADEMIC AND ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

In order to be eligible, academic and higher education staff:

1. Must work in or be associated to one of the HEIs within the partnership;

2. Must be national of an EU Member State or of one of the third countries (Canada or America);

3. Mobility assignments must be based on partnership agreements between the members of the partnership;

4. The home and host universities and the individual staff must agree on the program of lectures to be delivered by the visiting teachers, on the research activities or on the type of training to be followed by staff;

5. The exchange may constitute a post-per-post exchange or a one-way visitor flow to or from a third country.

 

Guidelines

Please examine carefully the research interests of the participating scientists. Detailed descriptions of research opportunities can be found on their websites (listed on the ‘Participating Scientists’ page). We strongly recommend that applicants first contact the prospective supervisors via e-mail in order to discuss possible research projects.

Complete the online application form, attach (i) a cover letter, (ii) a research plan, (iii) your current curriculum vitae and (iv) a copy of your passport. In addition, make sure to arrange for recommendation letters submitted by (v) the current and  (vi) the proposed supervisor. Please also attach these letters of recommendation to your online application.

 

 

Understanding the review process
All applications will be evaluated with regard to the quality of the proposed research, its feasibility and suitability for ACN, and finally in the matter of the qualifications of the applicant. Applications from EU and North American are assessed separately. The best rated applications are funded. Success rates are usually well above 50%. Socially or physically disadvantaged persons are encouraged to apply to the program.

Checklist
To conclude, a brief checklist about what to watch out for:

-          Every grantee must be working as a PhD or a postdoc at one of the participating institutions/universities.

-          Every grantee must be actively pursuing research in the field of Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience.

-          Every grantee has to have EU citizenship if he or she wants to travel to North America or North American citizenship if she or he wants to travel to the EU (Important: exchange across the Atlantic!)

-          The minimum period of exchange is six months.

-          The exchange related to the second call has to start between November 1, 2014, and December 31, 2015.

-          Only complete applications can be considered.