Frequently asked questions (FAQ)
Revised November 13, 2018
How many FP-RESOMUS fellowships are available?
A total of 50 FP-RESOMUS fellowships will be granted in 2019 and in 2020.
How do I apply and what is the role of the FP-RESOMUS Principal Investigator (PI)?
Applications have to be made jointly by the candidate and their host PI, who must be a principal investigator in either of the NCCR MUST or RESOLV networks, and who is responsible for the theme you are interested in.
Should the projects involve both RESOLV and MUST groups, or can they be either MUST or RESOLV?
Collaborative projects are welcome, but are not a requirement
What subjects are covered by FP-RESOMUS?
The general research areas can be found on the "Research" page. For more details, please consult the NCCR MUST and RESOLV websites, and the individual websites of the PIs.
What are the eligibility criteria?
The eligibility criteria are explained on the Eligibility form.
How long does a fellowship last? Is a fellowship prolongable?
The duration of a fellowship in FP-RESOMUS is two years and cannot be prolonged over the initial granted funding period. Employment after the initially granted time must be financed from other sources.
In what institutes/universities can I benefit from the fellowship?
In general, the fellowships are intended for postdoctoral students working in one of the groups currently listed on the projects page. This list may be amended over time.
Can PIs use all funding sources as matching funds?
No. The living allowance can`t be complemented with other EU funding to avoid double funding.
What criteria are used to assess applications?
Applications will be assessed against criteria both addressing the candidate's aptitude as well as the quality of the proposed research and its potential impact. The criteria are described in detail in the guidelines for applicants and reviewers available on the call page at the call start (December 1, 2018).
Is there an age limit for applications?
There is an academic age limit. In general, the PhD degree should have been awarded no more than four years prior to the call deadline. However, exceptions are made for justified and documented career breaks. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you you have questions.