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15 talented Early Stage Researchers  (ESRs) from six different countries have joined CC-TOP!

For more information on the ESRs check our Network tab!

All our network institutions are equal opportunity employers and seek a workforce diverse in age, culture, nationality and gender. None of them will apply restrictions on gender, age, ethnic groups, national or social origin, religion or belief, sexual orientation, language, disability, political opinion, and social or economic conditions.
If you want to apply for one of our grants, you must:
  • Comply with the mobility rule. You must not have resided or carried out your main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the recruiting beneficiary for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date.
  • Comply with the Early Stage Researcher definition: at the time of recruitment by the hosting institution, you must be in the first four years (or full‐time equivalent research experience) of your research career and not been awarded a doctoral degree.
  • Be in position of enrolling in a doctoral programme at the country and to meet the specific eligibility requirements at the hosting institution, if applicable.
  • Submit a complete application within the submission deadline through our application form.
The ITN Marie Skłodowska-Curie Programme offers highly competitive and attractive salary and working conditions. Each fellowship includes the following:
  • Monthly living allowance: 3,270 euro/month (€39,240/year); this amount is then adjusted through the application of a country correction coefficient to the living allowance of the country in which the researcher is recruited. The country correction coefficients are indicated in Table 2 of the MSCA Work Programme.
  • Monthly mobility allowance: 600 euro/month
  • Monthly family allowance, if applicable and depending on the family situation: 500 euro/month.
All researchers will be recruited under an employment contract that includes social security coverage.
The living allowance is a gross EU contribution to the salary costs of the researcher. Consequently, the net salary results from deducting all compulsory (employer/employee) social security contributions as well as direct taxes (e.g. income tax) from the gross amounts. The rate indicated here is for researchers devoting themselves to their project on a full-time basis. The mobility and family allowances are fixed amounts, regardless of the country of recruitment, and may be taxable depending on the country in which the researcher is recruited.
For more details please see the Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2018-2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions.
At CC-TOP we are fully committed to equal opportunities and we have implemented measures to ensure this. During the application procedure, we will ask candidates to include information on any career breaks, and these will not be penalized during the selection procedure. In addition, when checking compliance with the mobility rule, we will not consider the refugee procedure as a period of residence in the country where the candidate is applying. When all scores and evaluation criteria are equal, we will give preference to candidates from under-represented groups, for example women, and candidates with disabilities or those from refugee backgrounds.