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CITI-GENS MSCA COFUND Doctoral Training Programme

Deadline: 10 July, 2020
Level of Study
Postgraduate Research
Funding Amount
The CITI-GENS Programme offers a generous remuneration package based on a fixed basic per annum salary of £24,246.99 with pension or £28925.25 without pension.
Application Status
Closed

Eligibility summary

  • Level of StudyPostgraduate Research

Overview

The Collaboration in Training and Innovation for Growing, Evolving and Networked Societies (CITI-GENS) programme at Queen’s University Belfast is a MSCA COFUND Doctoral Training Programme.

The CITI-GENS programme is hosted by the award winning Graduate School at Queen's University Belfast.  The Graduate School is an intellectual and social hub for all postgraduates that connects students across disciplines to one another, and to mentors, thought leaders, and employers both within the university and beyond. You'll be part of a cohort of research students, creating a community and exciting learning environment.

You will benefit from an interdiscplinary supervisory team offering a unique perspective on your project and preparing you for work across disciplinary boundaries in your future career.  You will also have an external partner from a non academic organistion on your project, offering an intersectoral experience, often in the form of secondments/placements. See individual project descriptions for partner information.

As an MSCA Fellow you will be in the unique position of being an employee of the University as well as a student, you can read more about the employment contact here.

The project will be led by two leading academics within the University, Professor Margaret Topping, Dean of the Graduate School and Dr Muiris MacCarthaighSenior Lecturer and former Director of Graduate Studies at the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics. Queen's University Belfast already hosts a successful MSCA DTP called SPaRK and you can hear what some of them have to say about the programme  here and also read more about the programme, including their profiles, projects and partners here.

Further Information

For further information please visit go.qub.ac.uk/citigens

Funding Towards

Living Costs / Stipend

Funding Body

This project is COFUNDED by the Horizon 2020 programme of the European Union and the Department of the Economy.

Funding Amount

The CITI-GENS Programme offers a generous remuneration package based on a fixed basic per annum salary of £24,246.99 with pension or £28925.25 without pension.

The CITI-GENS Programme offers a generous remuneration package based on a fixed basic per annum salary of £24,246.99 with pension or £28925.25 without pension.  

All other project costs will be met by the hosting School/Academic. 

Students will also receive an annual RTSG (Research Training Support Grant).

There is no support towards the cost of travel/ visa or healthcare supplements.

Number of Awards

10 for January 2021 entry. A further call will be published in 2021.

Funding Body

This project is COFUNDED by the Horizon 2020 programme of the European Union and the Department of the Economy.

Relevant Links for More Information

List of Projects available 

 

Eligibility

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 (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.

Funding Type

Fee Status

EU, GB, International, NI, ROI

Study Level

Postgraduate Research

Start Date

Wed, 27 May 2020 09:00:00 BST

Close Date

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 17:00:00 BST

Contact Us

For further information please contact Adele Ward, Project Admninistrator at citigens@qub.ac.uk 

How to Apply

The application process for the CITI-GENS Programme is different to other PhD application processes for Queen’s University, Belfast.

It is important that you read the Application Pack full details on the application process.

Applications are made through the Queen’s University Postgraduate Applications Portal.

Applicants can save their application data and return to it, to complete at a later date. Applicants must complete all elements of the online application form, noting the specific requirements for the CITI-GENS Programme as indicated below.

If applying for more than one project, applicants must submit multiple applications.

CLOSING DATE IS 4.00PM UTC 10TH JULY 2020.