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Applications are under evaluation!
Deadline 30 Nov 2023 @11:59 pm CET

Eligibility criteria

No doctoral degree

Eligible DC must not have a doctoral degree at the date of their recruitment. Researchers who have successfully defended their doctoral thesis but who have not yet formally been awarded the doctoral degree will not be considered eligible.


DC can be of any nationality but must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the recruiting organization for more than 12 months in the 36 months immediately before their recruitment date. Time spent as part of a procedure for obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention (1951 Refugee Convention and the 1967 Protocol), compulsory national service, and/or short stays such as holidays are not considered.

Entry Requirements

DC must meet the entry requirements for PhD enrollment. They must hold a 2nd Level Master Degree (120 ECTS + 180 ECTS in a bachelor degree) or a Single Cycle Degree (minimum 300 ECTS), or a comparable university degree (Second Cycle qualification) in a discipline relevant to the Individual Research Project (IRP) which they are applying for.

English certificate

DC are required to have high level in the English language (if not native speakers). English level of short-listed applicants shall be assessed during the selection interview.


DC must be available to enroll full-time in the PhD program at the Host institution; eventual suspensions for family or personal reasons shall be discussed with the granting authority. DC  must be available to move between the collaborating universities according to a mobility plan defined at recruitment time and to complete secondments (temporary transfer to another GAP partner) during the term of hae/his employment.


DC must actively participate in the events organized by the network, such as training/network events, and outreach activities targeting different audiences. DC are aware of and adhere to the principles set out in the Commission Recommendation on the European Charter for Researchers.

Information for MSCA Fellows


How to apply

Get to Know Us

Candidates may apply for more than one fellowship (maximum 3), but only a single application has to be produced, in which the Candidate must provide the list of fellowships for which she/he is applying. The list must be completed in order of preference.

List of mandatory documents


Online Application Form

Personal and contact information, and the list of IRPs, in order of preference, for which the candidate is applying (Online Application Form)


Letter of motivation (max 1 page)

The DC needs to describe his/her current scientific interest, the specific interest in a (or more) particular project, and any relevant skills, experience, or knowledge that fit the role.


Detailed Curriulum Vitae

CV including the publication list (if any). Please note that the CV should indicate the starting and ending period of education, work, and research experiences.


Copies of degrees and academic transcripts

Copies of degree and academic transcripts (with grades and rankings), for both the Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. Academic records not written in English should be accompanied by a translation into English (it can be either an official translation or self-translation). If the candidate has not been awarded the qualifying degree yet, he/she should provide a document proving the expected date of award.


Summary of Master Thesis

(max 1 page)

Brief description of the experimental / numerical work conducted during the Master Thesis.


Names, email addresses, affiliation and roles of at least one referee (max 3 referees)

One reference letter is mandatory.


Scanned copy of a valid national ID, passport or equivalent

Mandatory attachments.



The Online Application Form  is a compulsory procedure, any other means/format for applying will not be accepted.

All data provided by the applicants are processed solely for the GAP call for applicants.

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