"Place of Activity/Residence" what does it mean?


The place of activity/ residence is the Country/place where the applicants carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.). Compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account.



2 (ESR) Early Stage Researcher, what does it mean?


ESRs - Early-stage researchers (PhD students) are those who are in the first four years (full-time equivalent) of their research careers and have not yet been awarded a doctoral degree. This is measured from the date when they obtained the MSc degree which formally entitles them to embark on a doctorate (as a PhD student).


3. "Research Experience" what does it mean?


“Research experience” means any professional or academic research activity acquired in the public or private sector.



4. How to measure the full-time research experience (number of months)


The number of months of full-time equivalent research experience have to be measured from the date when the applicants obtained the degree/diploma that entitles them to embark on doctoral studies without having to acquire any further qualifications. The four years mentioned are calendrical years, not academic years. Thus, every month counts. Part-time research experience has to be counted pro-rata. 


5. "Career break" what does it mean?


The applicants have to specify if career breaks occurred for justified reasons, such as civil or military service, parenthood, or family care and/or unconventional research career paths. This information will be useful to calculate the effective months of full-time research experience. 

It is not sufficient for applicants to state the year (e.g., 2014), it is also important to give the specific date (e.g., 2 August, 2015).




6. "Family Obligations" what does it mean?


“Family” is defined as persons linked to the researcher by marriage, or a relationship with equivalent status to a marriage recognised by the legislation of the country where this relationship was formalised; or as dependent children who are actually being maintained by the researcher. The family status will not be revised during the lifetime of the action.


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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 

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