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The closing date for applications was Friday 10 July 2020. We are no longer accepting applications for this programme. 

Eligibility Criteria

The following criteria must be met, in order for applications to be shortlisted for evaluation. The criteria are set by The Marie Sklodowska-Curie actions in Horizon 2020, Co-funding of regional, national and international programmes (COFUND).

Early Stage Researcher: ESR’s must be, at the time of recruitment (understood as the call deadline: 10th July 2020), in the first four years (full-time equivalent) of their research careers and must not have been awarded a doctoral degree.

This is measured from the date when the researcher obtained the degree entitling him or her to embark on a doctorate, either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the country in which the researcher is recruited, even if a doctorate was never started or envisaged.

Mobility Rule: Researchers shall not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of their host organisation for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the call deadline

I.E. Cannot have been in the UK for more than 12 months between 10th July 2017 until 10th July 2020

Compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account.

In relation to the CITI-GENS Programme, the country of the host organization is United Kingdom, of which Northern Ireland is a part.

All applications will be checked to ensure that eligibility requirements have been met and ineligible applicants will be informed by 24th August 2020**.( Please note date change for eligibility checks)

Only applications that meet these criteria will go through to the evaluation process. 


Contact Us

For any questions relating to the CITI-GENS Programme, please contact the Project Coordinator Adele Ward on or 00 (44) 28 9097 3078