CITI-GENS is a Horizon2020 funded Marie Skłodowska-Curie doctoral training programme that supports interdisciplinary PhD students at Queen’s University Belfast. PhD students funded within Marie Skłodowska-Curie programmes have the title of Early Stage Researcher (ESR).
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. It will recruit and train 20 outstanding international early stage researchers (ESRs) who will be transformed into a professional and skilled cohort addressing global challenges aligned to the themes of the Belfast Region City Deal innovation ecosystem: Information Technology, Advanced Manufacturing, Life Sciences and the Creative Industries.
CITI-GENS ESRs will be employees of Queen’s University Belfast while completing their doctoral study and thus enjoy a wide range of opportunities and benefits. They will receive full social security coverage, ensuring them access to healthcare and will have full membership of the Universities Superannuation Scheme. ESRs will also benefit from other general conditions for QUB staff members such as annual leave entitlement (23 days), child care vouchers and the Perks Card.
Who? 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.
Deadline: 10 July 2020.