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Periodic Report Summary 1 - ENHANCED EUROTALENTS (Enhanced Eurotalents: a European programme for transnational mobility of experimented researchers managed by CEA)

The Enhanced Eurotalents postdoctoral fellowship program is run by the French Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies Commission (CEA), and aims at fostering international mobility for advanced researchers at postdoctoral level. The Enhanced Eurotalents program awards fellowships from one to three years between 2014 and 2018 in four research fields: Energy, Environment and Climate Change (E2C2); Key Enabling Technologies (KET); Life Sciences and Biotechnology (LSB); High Energy Physics, High Energy Density Physics, and Physics of the Universe (HEPPU).
The program proposes two mobility schemes: the Incoming CEA Fellowship (ICF) scheme and the Outgoing CEA Fellowship (OCF) scheme. The first one is dedicated to fellows welcomed in one of the CEA’s laboratories in France (about 248 man-years over the whole period of the program); the second one applies for current CEA researchers welcomed in a laboratory abroad, with a compulsory return phase at CEA (about 24 man-years over the whole period of the program). The program is managed by the National Institute of Science and Technology (INSTN), the CEA’s training institute; the overall budget of the program amounts to ten million euros.
All the information related to the programme is available on the dedicated website:, where potential applicants can fill in a form to request a direct access to the application database. All subsequent steps including the submission by the applicants of their research project, CV and cover letter and the selection process by the Panel of Experts are performed in a remote manner through this dedicated database. The selection results are published on the website and are individually sent to the applicants by e-mail.
Since the beginning of the project in 2014, 5 ICF sessions and 2 OCF sessions have been completed. Ten calls for ICF and 4 calls for OCF are scheduled between 2014 and 2017. As of December 2015, out of 111 received applications for the ICF scheme, 55 research projects have been selected; this corresponds to 123 man-years allocated. Regarding the OCF applications, 9 have been selected during both sessions in May 2014 and May 2015; this corresponds to 14 man-years allocated. The 125 remaining man-years for ICF will be allocated during the five next sessions, and the 10 remaining man-years for OCF during the sessions in May 2016 and May 2017. The rate of commitment of the program comes close to 50%. The call for applications will be closed in 2017 with the last applications being expected before May 31st, 2017.

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