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Periodic Report Summary 2 - NANOTRAINFORGROWTH (INL Fellowship programme in nanotechnologies for biomedical, environment and food applications.)

The International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory´s (INL) Post-doctoral fellowship programme allows for experienced researchers (from all over the world and nationality) to sketch out a research project and work on their own research idea, at INL´s Facilities. Fellows have access to a completely new state-of-the-art infrastructure and have the opportunity to enhance their expertise via a research project, in a scientific topic of their choice, and that is well within INLs strategic research and technological development areas. The Nanotrainforgowth COFUND programme is an incoming programme, which will fund 24 fellows. Each fellow will be offered a 2 year employment contract.

The International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory’s (INL) post-doc programme is designed to support the career development of researchers by enhancing their research experience and to integrate them in world class research facilities, in a stimulating research environment with state-of-the art equipment and excellent performing research groups. INL´s Nanotrainforgowth COFUND programme is focused in 4 main research areas: 1) Nanomedicine; 2) Environmental & Food Control. 3) Nanoelectronics and 4) Nanomachines & Nanomanipulation.

During this reporting period the NanoTRAINforGrowth launched 5 calls and 24 fellows were hired.

In total, during the 48 months of contract duration (1 year left until project conclusions), the NanoTRAINforGrowth launched 5 calls and 24 fellows were hired.


The project´s objectives were achieved. The main deviation were the number of published calls is comparison to the workplan in Annex I of the Grant Agreement. We were only expecting to launch 2 calls for the total duration of the project and a total of 5 calls had to be launched. During this reporting period, calls 4 & 5 were launched and closed.

Facts & Figures of the NanoTRAINforgrowth programme for the contract duration until month 48 are:

• Five calls for proposals were launched
• 24 fellows were hired.
• Post-doctoral experience of the recruited fellows are distributed as follow: 20% with 4 years’ experience; 60 with less than 4 years and 20% with more than 4 year’s experience.
• Fellows come from 8 different nationalities: 60% are coming from the EU and the remaining 40% are coming from Asia and South America.
• 2 fellows resigned.
• All calls were largely disseminated. Actually, huge efforts were on disseminating each of the calls. Dissemination means were through websites, research jobsearch engines; personal contacts, targeted emails, specialized journals and events.

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