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Periodic Report Summary 2 - 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 (90%, or about 248 man-years over the whole period of the program); the second one applies for current CEA researchers welcomed in a partner laboratory abroad, with a compulsory return phase at CEA (10%; or 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 an access to the application database. All subsequent steps are carried out by the applicants, the project management team, the scientific counsellors and the reviewers 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, 11 ICF selection sessions and 5 OCF selection sessions have been completed. Three ICF selection sessions and one OCF session are organized yearly. Out of 220 received applications, 147 ICF research projects have been selected so far. Regarding the OCF applications, 25 have been selected during 5 sessions. Overall 203 man-years have been allocated for ICF, and 30 man-years for OCF. As a result and provided that all allocated man-years are consumed, the rate of commitment of the program is about 86% when compared to the initial objectives. The call for applications has been closed in 2017 and all research projects should be completed by December 31, 2018.

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