Nomination of candidates and selection
Senior/experienced supervisors, normally professors and associate professors, at NMBU can nominate candidates*. The supervisor is expected to aid the candidate to prepare an application for an up to 24 months stay in Norway.
Deadline to nominate candidates will be March 5th 2020. The application should be sent from the NMBU supervisor to firstname.lastname@example.org, and contain:
1) the candidate’s CV 2) the proposed project title and a maximum 2 page draft of project idea, 3) a recommendation/assessment by the scholarly supervisors’ of the candidate together with information on how the project is relevant for the supervisor/research group. The candidates will be ranked according to 1) the quality of the candidate’s scientific profile (based on the CV and education, publications, projects, prizes, awards, commissions of trust, international research activity); 2) the proposed project’s relevance for the supervisor/group. 3) the proposed project’s originality and feasibility.
Selection of candidates:
After the deadline the Research Support Office will select the candidates by the criteria and fitness to the MSCA-IF Scheme. The selected candidates will be invited to the a two-days Symposium in May (week 22).
MSCA IF symposium
Day one: MSCA-IF proposal writing seminar Day two: Get to know NMBU, your research group and supervisor**.
The Research Support Office will cover the expenses for the Master Class as well as travel and accommodation. Arrangement for this will be made at the time of the invitation
A pre-evaluation of the proposal in August is mandatory. This will be conducted by the EU team in collaboration with an external consultant. The administrative forms will be checked at the same time.
Submission of MSCA-IF proposal
The deadline for submission will be: 09 September 2020 17:00:00 Brussels time
The researcher must be an experienced researcher***. The researcher may be of any nationality. No age restrictions apply. The researcher cannot have resided or carried out his/her main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of beneficiaty (here Norway) for more than 12 months in the three years immediately before the call.
Interested researchers are encouraged to contact Per Ivar Høvring at an early stage. There will also be an information meeting in January.*: The supervisor is responsible for getting faculty approval of the MSCA IF proposal
**: Part of day two will be mandatory for the supervisor.
***: The experienced researcher (ER) must be, at the date of call deadline, in possession of a doctoral degree or has at least four years of full-time equivalent research experience.