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Call for proposals for the training and mobility of researchers (TMR) programme (1994-1998)

The European Commission, DG XII, has published a call for proposals for RTD actions under the Community's specific programme in the field of training and mobility of researchers (TMR) (1994-1998).

In conformity with Article 5.1 of the Council Decision establishing the said specific programme, a work programme has been drawn up by the Commission, detailing the scientific and technological objectives and types of RTD actions to be undertaken under this programme and the financial arrangements to be made for them.

This call for proposals concerns activity 3 of the specific programme: training through research. Participants in this activity are, on the one hand, researchers, primarily with a doctoral degree or equivalent level of education, wishing to receive training or to specialize outside their country of origin and, on the other, the research institutions hosting them.

The aim of activity 3 is to promote, through the stimulation of training and mobility of researchers, a quantitative and qualitative increase of human resources within the Community and in the states associated with the programme of research and technological development, including demonstration. This activity covers all fields of the exact, natural, economic and management sciences, as well as those social and human sciences that contribute to the objectives of the Fourth Framework Programme.

In order to encourage the creativity and innovation of researchers in conceiving their projects, there are no pre-established targets or priorities in the fields covered by the TMR programme. Scientific merit will be the overriding criterion in the evaluation and selection of projects.

Activity 3 will concentrate on the training of European researchers at the post-doctoral level through research and through the stimulation of their mobility. It will be implemented through three types of grant:

- Grants for training offered to post-doctoral and postgraduate researchers who wish to receive training or to specialize outside the country of their nationality and their country of residence. Community support will provide, for a period of between 6 months and 2 years at post-doctoral level and between 6 months and 3 years at postgraduate level, an allowance for the researcher and a contribution to the research and administrative costs of the host institute;

- Return grants reserved for researchers from less-favoured regions who wish to return and undertake research in a less-favoured region in the country of their nationality and who have been in receipt of a full two-year post-doctoral grant for training under this programme, or who have been in receipt of a post-doctoral fellowship of at least 20 months under the HCM programme. Community support will provide, for a period of up to 12 months, an allowance for the researcher and a contribution to the research and administrative costs of the host institute;

- Mobility grants to established researchers, particularly from industrialized regions, who wish to join a research team in the less-favoured regions outside the country of their nationality, in order to impart their knowledge and research experience. Applicants for these grants should have at least 8 years' full-time research experience at postgraduate level. Community support will provide, for a period of 3 months to 1 year, an allowance for the researcher and a contribution to the research and administrative costs of the host institute.

Researchers must be citizens of Community Member States or of an Associated State. The research institutions must be legal entities, established in the Community or an Associated State and have the capacity to provide training through research.

Detailed information concerning the procedure to follow for the submission of proposals (information package), and the contract that will be established in respect of selected proposals, will be available on request from the Commission's services.
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