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Support for Transnational Mobility and Research Training


"The aim of this proposal is to set up a mobility scheme (START) to support transnational mobility of researchers. The scheme will be open to applicants from all over of the world within five years after receiving their doctorates. Eligible researchers must identify either an Icelandic host or co-host in their application and their training must include one of the following mobility elements: a) incoming, b) outgoing c) reintegration. Applicants can otherwise select their destinations and research topics freely.

The START scheme will be managed by the Icelandic Centre for Research (RANNIS) which is a public research funding agency in Iceland. RANNIS is responsible for managing several research funds on behalf of the Ministry of Education and Science as well as the Ministry of Industry and Tourism. It is, furthermore, responsible for coordinating Iceland's participation in FP7 and hosts a EURAXESS service centre for mobile researchers. RANNIS has participated in a number of successful projects supported by the Framework Programmes in the last 20 years.

Two calls will be published widely around Europe during the project period and a minimum of 14 fellowships awarded, each with a maximum duration of 3 years. The financial contribution includes a living allowance, travel allowance and a contribution to research costs and management. Evaluation processes will be based on international peer-review and follow the ""European Charter for Researchers and Code of Conduct for their Recruitment"", which all universities in Iceland are committed to. Evaluation will primarily focus on excellence.

The Co-funding would have great additional value to the European community as no programme specially dedicated to researchers' mobility has ever existed in Iceland. The progamme rules and procedures will be substantially aligned with those of the People programme and the longer-term objective is to set up a sustainable programme beyond Community support."

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Borgartuni 30
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Ísland Ísland Höfuðborgarsvæði
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Katrin Valgeirsdottir (Ms.)
EU contribution
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