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Biomedicine international training research programme for excellent clinician-scientists
2nd call 2018: July, 1st-September, 30th Apply now
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International peer-reviewed calls

Guide for applicants 2nd call

*The dissemination of the first call has been possible thanks to the support of the SIMPACT project (Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness- MINECO, EUC2014-C-51553).

Mobility scheme (updated)

Two options are now available for the candidates in terms of mobility:

  1. Outgoing scheme: 12-18 month in any country worldwide different from Spain and 18-24 month back at IDIBAPS. In exceptional and well-justified cases, the fellows can also perform their contract initially at IDIBAPS for up to 6 months.
  2. Incoming scheme: 36-month at IDIBAPS.

Eligibility (updated)

All candidates must meet the following criteria (updated for the second call) that can be modified according to the career breaks to ensure equal opportunities: 

  • Mobility criteria:
    • Outgoing scheme: Not having resided or carried out the main activity in the country where the initial outgoing phase takes place for more than 12 months in the last 3 years prior to the call deadline.
    • Incoming scheme: Not having resided or carried out the main activity in Spain for more than 12 months in the last 3 years prior to the call deadline
  • Clinical criteria: Having completed a clinical residency training or equivalence (3 years of part-time clinical activity) in the last 10 years prior to the call deadline.
  • Research criteria: Demonstrate a PhD or equivalence (4 years of full-time equivalent research experience) prior to the call deadline. This option is only available for candidates with a clinical residency training.
  • Publications criteria: 1 Q1 indexed original article as main author.

Please be aware that a good command of English is also required to apply to the programme.

Check your eligibility

In case you have been on a leave during either your clinical studies/professional activity, please send us an email so your particular case can be evaluated.

Application

All candidates must submit their application before the call deadline with the following data:

  • Personal information
  • Career path
  • Motivation letter and future prospects
  • Letters of reference, letter of support from the host institutions, certificates and/or diplomas proving their eligibility.

Moreover, it is mandatory for the candidates to design and present their own 36-month research proposal fitted into one of the BITRECS research lines.

Results

Once the calls are resolved, the results of the evaluation will be available in this section:

1st call

Send the request for redress if required by email.

Evaluation

BITRECS is a programme based on excellence. Evaluators will consider the candidate’s excellence in terms of scientific performance and research proposal, together with their motivation and commitment to the initiative. 

Evaluation process:

  1. Remote phase to select the best eligible candidate in terms of excellence.
  2. Face-to-face interview and final selection phase to help judge the potential of each candidate to be future independent and outstanding European research leaders.

Please also be aware that a good command of English is needed at evaluation stage.

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