INTAS supports the consolidation of NIS science by setting up long-lasting scientific partnerships between scientists from the INTAS member states (1) and the NIS (2). As the number of young researchers working in NIS science has declined in recent years, INTAS seeks to provide incentives for them to remain in science by awarding fellowships and grants.
To date this opportunity has been restricted to those who have participated in INTAS projects. However, it is now open to all scientists below the age of 35 years in all fields of science to enable them to:
2.1 General Eligibility Criteria for Fellowships & Conference Grants
General eligibility criteria for all grants are:
2.2 Fellowships & Conference Grants for Young Scientists Involved in INTAS Projects
2.2.1 Project-Linked Fellowships
Specific Eligibility:Young Scientists actively involved in INTAS projects may apply to continue their research, particularly in pursuit of a research qualification that was started during an INTAS project.
Duration of fellowship: 6-12 months, which may include a training period of up to 3 months in the institute of a project participant from an INTAS member state.
Funding: Total fellowship support up to Euro 3500 for a year, including a monthly grant of Euro 150-200 whilst in the NIS,depending on the academic degree (diploma/PhD/experienced PhD). This may also include travel costs, 10% overheads for the NIS institute and a monthly allowance of up to Euro 1000 whilst working in an INTAS member state. The cheapest prices (APEX, PEX or excursion) must be used for all travel.
Applications: Applications must be submitted prior to one of the closing dates for fellowships during the 8 months before the termination of the current INTAS project (see Section 2.4). Applications should include:
2.2.2 Conference Grants
Young scientists who have achieved excellent results within INTAS projects may apply to INTAS for a grant to attend an international conference in a NIS or an INTAS member state in order to present their results, and to enhance their international reputation. In addition, successful applicants may apply for a period of brief training in the same country.
Eligibility criteria for conference grants:
Funding: Financial support of up to Euro 1000 can be requested to cover basic expenses, e.g. costs for travel, subsistence, conference fees. The cheapest prices (APEX, PEX or excursion) must be used for all travel.
Applications: will be prepared jointly by the NIS team leader and the Young Scientist using the Young Scientists Conference Grant Form. Letters of recommendation from the NIS team leader of the INTAS project and/or the project coordinator may be attached. Applications must be sent to INTAS at least 6 months before the conference is due to take place.
2.3 Fellowships for Young Scientists Not Involved in INTAS Projects
2.3.1 PhD Programme Fellowships (equivalent to studying for a candidate degree in the NIS)
Specific Eligibility: Young NIS scientists who are in the first year of a Ph.D programme in a NIS institution may apply for a fellowship for the second and third years of their PhD. The work programme must include a minimum of two visits each of two to three months at an INTAS Member States institute for the purpose of international collaborative research
Duration of fellowship: 2 years.
Funding: Total fellowship support is up to Euro 5000 per year. This may include a monthly grant of Euro 100 whilst in the NIS, travel costs, 10% overheads for the NIS institute and a monthly allowance of up to Euro 1000 whilst working in an INTAS member state. The cheapest prices (APEX, PEX or excursion) must be used for all travel.
Applications: Young Scientists may apply for a grant during their first year of PhD studies after their detailed work programme has been defined.
Applications should include:
2.3.2 Newly Qualified Postdoctoral Fellowships
Specific Eligibility: Newly Qualified Postdoctoral Scholars established (3) in a NIS scientific institute of high standing may apply for a fellowship to continue their research according to a work programme of scientific excellence. The fellowship must start within 3 years after completion of the PhD and must include one visit to an INTAS member state scientific institute for one to two months in order to build a network of contacts.
Duration of fellowship: One year.
Funding: Total fellowship support up to Euro 5500 per year. This may include a monthly grant of Euro 150 whilst in the NIS, travel costs, 10% overheads for the NIS institute and a monthly allowance of up to Euro 1000 whilst working in an INTAS member state. The cheapest prices (APEX, PEX or excursion) must be used for all travel.
Applications: Applications should include:
2.3.3 Experienced Postdoctoral Fellowships
Specific Eligibility: Experienced Postdoctoral Scientists, established (3) in a NIS scientific institute of high scientific standing who have held a PhD for at least 3 years at the time of their application and have published at least 3 scientific publications in internationally acknowledged journals, may apply for a fellowship to carry out research according to a work programme. The programme must include at least one visit of 2 to 3 months to an INTAS member scientific institute for the performance of collaborative research and attendance at one international conference where the fellow presents the results of his/her research.
Duration of fellowship: One year, renewable for a further year, subject to good performance.
Funding: Total fellowship support up to Euro 6000 per year. This may include a monthly grant of Euro 175 whilst in the NIS, travel costs, 10% overheads for the NIS institute and a monthly allowance of up to Euro 1000 whilst working in an INTAS member state. The cheapest prices (APEX, PEX or excursion) must be used for all travel.
Applications: Applications should include:
Applications must be prepared using the forms provided by INTAS. Application forms are available herebelow or can be requested by email (email@example.com), mail or fax. Keywords describing your field of study must be filled in referring to the annexed list of "Keywords 2000-2001 for project identification". Applications and any annexes must be written in English and must be sent in duplicate by mail, including original signatures. They must be addressed to
Young Scientists /Conference Grants
58/8 av. des Arts
1000 Brussels, Belgium.
Please specify on the envelope to which field your fellowship most accurately applies: Physics; Mathematics and Information Technology; Chemistry; Life Sciences; Earth Sciences & Environment, Energy; Space, Aeronautics & Engineering; Human Sciences.
Applications can also be found on-line at http://www.intas.be
Submission for Fellowships
Applicants wishing to start their fellowship on 1st March 2001 (exceptionally), must submit their applications to INTAS by 31st August 2000 at 12.00 Brussels time.
Applicants wishing to start their fellowship on 1st September 2001 must submit their applications to INTAS by 15th March 2001 at 12.00 Brussels time.
Project-Linked Fellowships: Those in INTAS projects must submit their application to the closing date which occurs during the last 8 months before the termination of their project.
Submission for Conference Grants for the Young Scientists already in INTAS Funded Projects
Applications for conference grants must be submitted before the quarterly closing dates of 15th January, 15th April, 15th July, 15th October.
For further information, application forms, keywords, please visit their website at: http://www.intas.be
Attention: INTAS provides 1 Million Euro per year for the special support of young scientists, therefore the number of fellowships in all categories can not exceed 200. INTAS will twice a year select by peer review the best candidates to be supported. Only applications which meet all eligibility criteria will be included in the evaluation. Moreover, each candidate can submit only one application for a particular type of fellowship. Further applications from the same person will automatically be ineligible.
Note: (1) Members of INTAS are: The European Union, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and The United Kingdom.
(2) The New Independent States of the former Soviet Union are: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.
(3) A fellow is established in a scientific institute when he is its employee at the time of application with a working contract lasting at least 3 years.