The following eligibility conditions for Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions apply.
All recruited researchers must be Early-Stage Researchers (ESRs). For all recruitments, the eligibility of the researcher will be determined at the time of their (first) recruitment in the project. The status of the researcher will not evolve over the life-time of a contract. At the time of recruitment, the researcher must not have been awarded a doctoral degree and the researcher must have no more than 4 years of Full-Time Equivalent research experience (after the degree that would allow them to begin PhD research).
Example: a person who completed a Diploma in Engineering in Germany in June 2012 and has worked as a research assistant in a German University since then would be eligible to join a Marie Sklodowska-Curie ITN up to June 2016.
Condition of Mobility of Researchers
Researchers are required to undertake transnational mobility (i.e. move from one country to another) when taking up their appointment. One general rule applies to the appointment of researchers:
At the time of recruitment by the host beneficiary, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of their host beneficiary for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the reference date.
Short stays such as holidays and/or compulsory national service are not taken into account.
As far as international European interest organisations or international organisations are concerned, this mobility rule does not apply to the hosting of eligible researchers. However the appointed researcher must not have spent more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to their recruitment in the same appointing organisation.
Note that the mobility rule applies to the beneficiary where the researcher is recruited, and not to beneficiaries to which the researcher is sent or seconded. It is also only determined at one point in time: that of the fellow’s first recruitment in the project.
Example: a person who moved to Ireland on 1st Sep 2014 would be eligible to join a Marie Sklodowska-Curie ITN hosted by an Irish beneficiary up to 31st August 2015
No nationality/citizenship requirements
No age limits
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