This funding scheme is only available to DPhil/PhD students enrolled at the Universities of Oxford, Coimbra, Leiden, Sorbonne, Grenoble and Cologne and Karolinska Institutet. Applications are sought from suitable candidates whose innovative work would benefit from a pre-seed (spark) award to fund accelerated development of discovery research. Please circulate the attached information to supervisors and eligible students within your department, and encourage them to apply.
This is the third year this competition has been running. Eligible applicants must be in their 3rd or 4th year of doctoral training in a field relevant to EIT Health (see www.eithealth.eu). This can include any medical, social, IT or technical research which is applicable to the objectives of EIT Health in promoting healthy living and active ageing. The application must clearly meet the EIT Health objectives outlined on their website (https://eit.europa.eu/eit-community/eit-health).
All eligible applicants will benefit from the opportunity to pitch and discuss their proposal, obtaining valuable feedback on their innovative proposition. Successful applicants will receive €10,000, €15,000 and €25,000 towards the costs of accelerated development of their idea and career, to be used before the end of 2018. For example, funding can be used to further evaluate or translate research ideas, part-fund a salary or prepare a case for seed funding. The funding is not meant for the continuation of DPhil/PhD programs or for conventional postdoctoral funding.
Proposals must be submitted using the online application form and must be received no later than the 09th of June 2018.
Questions from University of Cologne staff and students relating to this call should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on the EIT Health DPhil/PhD Transition Fellowships see document.
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