APPLICATION FOR EASL PHD STUDENTSHIP JUAN RODES OPENS 30 SEPTEMBER 2018.
EASL is enhancing its fellowship programmes to better reflect young investigators’ needs. From 2017 onwards you will benefit from:
This competitive PhD student Research Fellowship programme is directed at young graduates who want to achieve a PhD degree in the field of basic, translational or clinical Hepatology. The programme is open to Europeans and Non-Europeans who wish to conduct a PhD thesis at a European center. Applicants must hold a M.Sc. or M.D. or equivalent degree of eligibility to access a PhD studentship or be expected to receive this within the next 6 months.
Base funding of 40,000 EUR per year paid directly to the Hosting Institution, providing support for basic salary. The Salary Contribution may also cover part of the research expenses, depending on the salary determined by the Host Institution, and detailed in the fellowship application.
The Salary Contribution may also cover part of the tuition fees, consumables and travel costs providing that there is sufficient funding left. Any unused funds must be returned to EASL by the Hosting Institution at the end of the PhD Studentship programme.
The Salary Contribution is calculated based on the country-specific correction coefficient, as determined by the European Union on an annual basis. The Hosting Institution may have to pay a top-up to the awarded fellows from another budget source to complement this contribution.
(a) Mobility allowance, 500 EUR per month
(b) Family allowance, 500 EUR per month.
A family allowance will be paid in case the supported researcher has family obligations, In this context, family is defined as persons linked to the researcher (i) by marriage or (ii) a relationship with equivalent status to a marriage recognized by the legislation of the country or region where this relationship is formalized or (iii) as dependent children who are actually being maintained by the researcher.
Both the Mobility and Family Allowance are paid directly to the fellow.
3 years full-time (no extension possible)
Applicants must perform research work for a PhD thesis at a European institution different from the one where the fellow received his/her undergraduate training and located in a different European country.
The research supervisor(s) (primary and also secondary) in the hosting Institution are supposed to provide relevant and constant scientific guidance for the duration of the fellowship.
The Hosting Institution must appoint the recipient of the PhD scholarship under an employment contract to be finalized before the effective start of the fellowship in the hosting institution. The employment contract should include social security and health coverage for the duration of the fellowship. A copy of the contract must be provided to the EASL Office. EASL reserves the right to ask for a financial and contractual status of the fellow to the Hosting Institution throughout the duration of the fellowship programme.