Young Researcher

Mobility Program

SECOND CALL 2019

The Guido Berlucchi Foundation young researchers Mobility Programme 2019 aims to support oncologic research by facilitating young researchers training, competence acquisition and development, dissemination activities and knowledge transfer in the field of experimental and translational research.

 

Applications can be submitted from September 9 to October 21, 2019 at 12:00am (Central European Time). Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

 

Eligibility

The Guido Berlucchi Foundation Young Researchers Mobility Programme is open to PhD (or equivalent doctoral degree, including medical school speciality) students and fellows awarded their first PhD (or equivalent doctoral degree) up to 2 years prior to the ending date of the Call for proposal. No extensions will be considered. 
PhD students must be registered to a PhD Programme and carry out their PhD work in an Italian public or private Organisation or in the Italian branch of an International University. In the latter case, the mobility cannot be used for going to the same Country of citizenship. 
The post-doctoral fellows must work in an Italian public or private Organisation at the time of application. Applicants, of any nationality, must be 35 years old or younger by the time of the call deadline. One-year age limit extension is allowed for each parental, sick and military duties leave, when the leave has been longer than four months and reported into the Curriculum Vitae annexed to the Application.  Only inter-country mobilities are allowed. Inter-sectorial/disciplinary mobilities are recommended. The project to be implemented during the mobility should be related to oncologic research and cover one or more priority areas identified by the Technical Scientific Committee of the Guido Berlucchi Foundation. 

 

 

Priority areas: 

  • molecular biology

  • cell biology  

  • innovative cellular models

  • -OMICS approaches 

  • pre-clinical research  

  • clinical trial

  • development of an experimental part of a research project

  • use of facilities/instruments not available at the sending organisation

  • acquisition of a new techniques/skills development

  • development of clinical research activities as part of a research project

  • development of a translational research activity as part of a research project

  • grant/paper writing

  • preparation of materials for dissemination/communication activities 

 

 

Rules for mobility

The mobility period must range from a minimum of one month to a maximum of six months. 

 

Mobilities can begin five months after the deadline of the Call and must be completed within the following twelve months (from  March 21, 2020 to March 20, 2021). 

 

On the first day of mobility, the Hosting Organisation must confirm the Applicant’s arrival and the duration of his/her stay. 

 

On the last day of mobility, the Hosting Organisation must confirm the Applicant’s departure. 

 

Within fifteen calendar days from the end of his/her visit, the Applicant must send the duly filled Mobility Report. The Mobility Report template is annexed to this Call.

 

Funding rules and payments

During the mobility period, the successful Applicant will continue to perceive his/her fellowship/grant/salary and must be insured by his/her Sending or Hosting Organisation or private insurance company, i.e. the Guido Berlucchi Foundation does not cover any fellowship or salary or insurance or part of it. 

 

The Guido Berlucchi Foundation mobility grant reimburses travel costs and living allowance. The total grant awarded will depend on the Country of the Hosting Organization, the distance from the Applicant’s Sending Organisation to the Hosting Organisation and the number of days of the visit. The maximum total grant allowed is 7.000 euros per mobility. 

 

Travel costs

Travel costs are calculated based on a return economy class air, train or bus ticket (APEX or similar). The travel allowance reimburses a single return trip to and from the Hosting to the Sending Organisation. 

Living Allowance

The living allowance is to cover normal living and incidentals expenses (food, daily travel to and from work, etc). The contribution is based on unit costs expressed in person-day. The unit cost is defined as 40 euros/day.

 

Costs not granted 

- Costs pertaining to administrative procedures, such as passports and visas, medical coverage, insurance of any kind, relocation, bank charges and family travel are at the expense of the successful Applicant. Successful Applicants will not be privileged to any tax exemptions on the grant received.

- Laboratory costs and bench fees are not granted. These costs are covered by the Hosting Organisation. 

 

The successful Applicant will receive a prepayment equivalent to 60% of the mobility grant within three weeks from the Hosting Organisation’s communication of the mobility starting date and upon signature of the Self-Declaration of Acceptance. A pre-filled Self-Declaration of Acceptance will be provided by the Fondazione Guido Berlucchi upon reception of the Hosting Organisation’s communication of the mobility starting date. A Self-Declaration of Acceptance template can be viewed as annex to this Call. 

Any changes in the effective number of days of mobility must be approved by the Guido Berlucchi Foundation. The balance payment of the due mobility grant will be made after the Technical Scientific Committee of the Guido Berlucchi Foundation has approved the Mobility Report. If the Mobility Report is not provided or approved, the Applicant will not receive any further reimbursement.

 

Application procedure

Applicants should submit their Application in the “Bandi” area of the www.fondazioneberlucchi.org before the deadline. 

 

In order to be considered eligible, Applications must include:

- Application form, duly filled in all its parts; 

- Applicant's Curriculum Vitae, preferably in Europass format;

- Privacy Statement, duly filled in all its parts;

- Sending Organisation’s endorsement letter, signed by both the sending scientific supervisor and chief administrator, attesting that the applicant is employed/registered and eventually insured by the Sending Organisation during the mobility period; 

- Hosting Organisation’s acceptance letter, signed by both the legal representative and chief administrator, indicating the Hosting Organisation’s willingness to accept the Applicant, if successful and to cover the eventual laboratory costs and bench fees.

 

The templates of the Application Form, Privacy Statement, Sending Organisation’s endorsement letter, and Hosting Organisation’s acceptance letter, are annexed to this Call.

 

Evaluation procedure and funding

Applications will be subjected to an administrative eligibility check. They will then be evaluated by the Technical Scientific Committee of the Guido Berlucchi Foundation, plus an eventual external referee chosen on the basis of the topic of the mobility project. 

Applications will be evaluated accordingly to the Evaluation Criteria published as annex to this Call. Only the applications scoring above the threshold for eligibility of 12/25 points will be ranked and awarded upon funds availability. In the present Call, the Guido Berlucchi Foundation will support a maximum of four mobility grants. 

The application to the Call implies the acceptance of the unquestionable decisions concerning the selection of projects and the subsequent awards.

 

Contact

If you have any queries regarding the Call or the application process, and you cannot find the answer in our FAQ section please contact the Guido Berlucchi Foundation at info@fondazioneberlucchi.org. In your email indicate also a phone number, where you could be reached, if needed, during working hours. You will receive a written answer within three working days.

 

The awarded applicants will be given access to a personal area in the Fondazione Guido Berlucchi web portal to be used for any contact with the Guido Berlucchi Foundation, including for the upload of documents. 

 

 

Annexes

Application Form -Template

Privacy Statement-Template

Sending Organisation’s endorsement letter - Template

Hosting Organisation’s acceptance letter - Template

Evaluation Criteria

Mobility Report -Template – template for vision

Self-Declaration of Acceptance – template for vision

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