Candidates nominated after the deadline may be included in part of the programme. Interested researchers are encouraged to contact Per Ivar Høvring in case of any questions and for an early check of eligibility of the candidate.
The Programme outline (may be slightly modified):
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.
To nominate candidates an application should be sent from the NMBU supervisor to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 30th and contain:
- Abstract of the MSCA IF proposal (max 0.5p.)
- Motivation to choose NMBU as future Host Institution – Written by the fellow applicant (max 1 p.)
- Motivation (of the supervisor) to host the fellow – Written by the fellow applicant (max 1p.)
- CV and track-record of fellow applicant (max 4p, see template)
-Masterclass application form including template for CV
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.
MSCA IF symposium 28 - 29 May
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
We will monitor the coronaviruse situation. In case the seminar cannot be held at NMBU, we will arrange for a substitute solution. Even if a selected candidate cannot attend the seminar due to travel restriction, he/she will be included in the programme. (The granted MSCA IF fellows is expected to start April /May 2021 at the earliest.)
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.
*: 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.