Monday, July 31, 2017

Marie Curie Actions PhD Fellowships for International Applicants at University of Macerata, Italy




Applications are invited for Marie Curie actions PhD fellowships for International Applicants at University of Macerata (UNIMC). These fellowship projects are funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research & innovation program under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie – ITN, Industrial Doctorate (GA no. 766139).
The HEART research program aims for a personalized approach to mobile health coaching programs that involve the user and that are
tailored to individual needs (putting the user at the HEART of the system).
The University of Macerata (UNIMC), founded in 1290, is the only university in Italy that focuses exclusively on Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities (SSH). University’s motto “Humanism that innovates” illustrates its mission: to contribute to the development of people and society through the added value that social and human sciences bring to the understanding of complex socio-economic and political issues, according to an interdisciplinary perspective.
Course Level: Fellowships are available to pursue Ph.D. program.
Study Subject: Six PhD fellowships within the framework of HEART: HEalth related Activity Recognition system based on IoTa project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research & innovation program under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie – ITN, Industrial Doctorate (GA no. 766139).
The following PhD students will collaborate within the HEART ITN research program: 4 PhD students in Information &Communication Technology (ICT), 1 PhD student in legal studies and 1 PhD student in the international business domain.
  • ESR1 – Health Behavior Analytics on Heterogeneous Data
  • ESR2 – Scalability of data analytics
  • ESR3 – Scalability of data processing
  • ESR4 – Privacy and security analytics
  • ESR5 – Privacy by design and by research. the legal issues from conceptualization to commercialization
  • ESR6 – Understanding China:  from customers’ needs to market penetration
Scholarship Award: Benefits
  • 600€ Mobility Allowance per month (7200€ / year)
  • 500€ Family Allowance per month (6000€ / year) – When applicable according to the Marie Sklodowska Curie.
  • NB: this is a gross EU contribution to the salary cost of the researcher. The net salary will result from deducting all compulsory (employer/employee) national social security contributions as well as direct taxes.
Number of Scholarships: Six PhD fellowships are available.
Scholarship can be taken in Italy
Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:
  • Degree: Master degree or equivalent providing access to PhD programs. See attachment for required degree for each position. Applicants must not have a doctoral degree.
  • Language: English proficiency must be attested either through a previous English language diploma, or an internationally recognized proficiency test (at least C1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages i.e. IELTS, IBT, TOEFL or Cambridge).
  • Career: When starting their contract (January 2018), selected researchers should be within the first four years of their research careers. This means being both within a four-year window following their most recent graduation and not having been awarded a prior doctoral degree so far.
  • Mobility: At the date of recruitment, the researcher must not have resided, or carried out his/her main activity (work, studies, etc) in the country of the hiring institution for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date.
  • Application: Complete and timely submission exclusively via the HEART online application system. Documents submitted must be in English. If supporting documents (e.g. letters of academic references and scan of degree qualification) are not in English, they must be submitted together with a certified translation in English). Please note that in addition to the above-mentioned eligibility criteria further essential or desirable requirements are detailed for each PhD position (see attachment).
Nationality: Applicants of all nationalities are eligible to apply for this fellowship program.
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have Master degree or equivalent providing access to PhD programmes.
English Language Requirements: English proficiency must be attested either through a previous English language diploma, or an internationally recognized proficiency test (at least C1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages i.e. IELTS, IBT, TOEFL or Cambridge).
How to Apply: Applications must be sent exclusively in English and through the HEART online Application System open and accessible through the HEART website (www.heart-itn.eu). Applications sent through other means or in other languages (other than English) will not be evaluated. Candidates must apply through the HEART online application system, which will request the following information:
  • A complete CV in Europass Format in English that must highlight activities and place where the activities have been carried out in order to give evidence of fulfilling the mobility eligibility criterion.
  • A complete academic CV in English with references to past research and training experiences;
  • A motivation letter, in English, highlighting the consistency between the candidate‘s profile and the chosen ESR position for which you are applying;
  • At least 2 letters of Academic reference, in English or in certified translation
  • A scan of the degree qualification, with certified translation in English (if the degree qualification is not in English).
  • Proof of language proficiency
  • Scanned copy of valid identification document (identity card or passport)
  • Declaration of Honour according to the template available on the website.
  • (OPTIONAL) any further and relevant supporting documents (e.g. research publications).
Application Deadline: Fellowship application deadline is October 14, 2017.

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