FP-RESOMUS, a Fellowship Program of the NCCR MUST and the Cluster of Excellence RESOLV

FP-RESOMUS will fund up to 50 fellowships for postdoctoral students employed in the Swiss research network NCCR MUST and the German Cluster of Excellence RESOLV. The fellowships provide a fixed sum of Euro 2'625 per month as a contribution towards the salary of the postdoctoral student for a maximum of 2 years. It is funded through the COFUND scheme, which aims to stimulate regional, national or international programmes to foster excellence in researchers' training, mobility and career development, spreading the best practices of Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions.

RESOLV and the NCCR MUST operate at the frontiers of what is technically feasible: see our Research Pages for the general research themes in our networks. The networks connect around 50 research groups across the fields of chemistry, physics, material sciences, engineering, and biology. Their aim is to solve interdisciplinary questions in Solvation and Molecular Ultrafast Science using the latest available technology and theoretical insights.

FP-RESOMUS aims to attract experienced researchers from around the world. Building on the interfaculty and international character of the programme and the strengths of two internationally visible networks of scientific excellence, FP-RESOMUS is well placed to:

  • attract postdoctoral fellows from around the world to either of the networks (incoming)
  • strengthen the exchange of postdoctoral researchers between the two networks (outgoing)
  • enable the return of Swiss and German researchers working overseas into a European research environment (reintegration).

The structured bi-national program is set up to provide high-level, comprehensive postdoctoral training, giving experienced researchers opportunities to expand their professional knowledge, skills, and experience. The prime focus is on individual research training with supervision. Formal courses may be selected within all participating institutions. Secondment of fellows within the FP-RESOMUS network is encouraged. Furthermore, fellows are offered training in transferable skills. This holistic approach is designed to benefit the career development of each fellow, as well as the receiving research groups and scientific field as a whole. FP-RESOMUS Fellows are Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellows, and accordingly have the same Rights and Duties. You may be eligible for an FP-RESOMUS fellowship if you

  • have received a Ph.D. degree no more than four years prior to the date of recruitment (see exceptions)
  • have at least one peer-reviewed original publication
  • abide by the mobility rules of MSCA (see our Guidelines for details and definitions)

The first Call for applications will open on December 1, 2018: check the Timeline page for details. The submission forms will be available under Guidelines from that date. All applications will be evaluated after the Deadline on February 28, 2019.

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FP-RESOMUS receives € 3'540'000 from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND action (Grant Agreement No 801459). It runs from April 2019 to September 2023. The ETH Zürich is responsible for the coordination of this MSCA-action.

FP-RESOMUS (Resolving Solvation with Molecular Ultrafast Science and Technology) is a joint effort of

- the NCCR MUST (Swiss National Center of Competence in Research: Molecular Ultrafast Science and Technology: SNF 125760), directed by Profs. Ursula Keller and Thomas Feurer)

- and the German Cluster of Excellence RESOLV (Ruhr Explores Solvation: EXC 1069, directed by Prof. Martina Havenith)