Plant Fellows International Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme in Plant Sciences

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Plant Fellows International Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme in Plant Sciences is open for . The scholarship allows level programm(s) in the field of taught at . The deadline of the scholarship is .

PLANT FELLOWS is an international post doc fellowship programme in the  field of plant sciences. It is co-funded by the Seventh Framework Programme  (FP7) Marie Curie Actions – People and Regional, National and International  Programmes. The mode of applying is online. The applicant shall be  available for the post within 5 months after receiving the notification of  acceptance of application. The application deadline is 30th April  2013.

Study Subject(s): Fellowship is open to all  fields of research in plant sciences. Course  Level: Plant Fellows is an international post doc  fellowship programme. Scholarship Provider: It is  co-funded by the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) Marie Curie Actions – People  and Regional, National and International Programmes. Scholarship can  be taken at: Fellowships can be taken at Host  Organisations (13 European and 7 international universities and  research institutes and 3 industry partners were predefined as host  organizations on the basis of their excellence in higher education and  plant research).

Eligibility: Plant Fellows is open to all fields of  research in plant sciences and to applicants of any nationality fulfilling  the following eligibility criteria: -Only experienced  researcher can benefit from the PLANT FELLOWS programme. Thus the fellow  must, at the time of recruitment be in possession of a doctoral degree or have  at least four years of full-time equivalent research experience. Both options  need to be verified by certificates, which will be reviewed by the PLANT FELLOWS  selection committee. -At the date for application submission, the applicant  must not have resided or carried out his/her main activity (e.g. work, studies)  in the country of the host organisation for more than 12 months in the 3 years  immediately prior to the application  submission. -The transnational mobility shall come  under one of the following 3 fellowship schemes, any of which may be  intersectorial, between academia and industry or vice versa; but this is a  decision driven by the applicant and is not a specific requirement. Applicants  of any nationality must comply with either of the following mobility rules: 1- Incoming mobility to  residents of EU Member States, Associate Countries  or Third Countries who want  to benefit  from  the broad and  excellent  training and  research capacities of the diverse research  groups at the ZurichGBasel Plant Science Center. 2- Outgoing mobility to  residents of EU Member States or Associated Countries. This mobility  has   to  be  carried  out  by  moving  to  a   host  organisation  in  another  EU Member State,  Associate Country or Third Country. Outgoing mobility for a stay in a Third   Country  should  be  coupled  to  a  return   phase  to  a  EU  Member  State  or  Associated Country. The return phase should be appropriate in value and duration  (not over weighted compared to the outgoing phase).  The return phase can  be carried out in another EU Member State or Associated Country than the country  of residence before the outgoing phase. 3- Re integration of EU Member State  or Associated Country residents having carried out research in a Third Country  for at least the last 3 years and who wish to take up a research position in a  host organisation located within the EU Member States or Associated  Countries.

Scholarship Open for International  Students: International Students can  apply for this fellowship.

Scholarship Description: Plant Fellows is  an International Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme in the field of  plant sciences co

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funded  by Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) Marie Curie Actions – People and Regional,  National and International Programmes. PLANT FELLOWS is centrally managed  at the Zurich-Basel Plant Science Center. The Zurich-Basel Plant Science  Center is a competence center of three Swiss universities, the University of  Zurich, the University of Basel and the ETH Zurich. PLANT FELLOWS is open to  applicants from all over the world. 13 European and 7 international universities  and research institutes and 3 industry partners have been predefined as host  organisations on the basis of their excellence in higher education and plant  research.

Number of award(s): PLANT FELLOWS offers approx.  69 new post doc fellowships spread between three different schemes (incoming,  outgoing and reintegration) and a structured training programme, including  workshops, dedicated training in complementary skills and industrial  placements.

Duration of award(s): Awarded fellowship  duration is between 12 months (minimum) and 24 months according to the  proposed research project.

What does it cover?  Along with the living  allowance, a mobility and travel allowance as well as a research cost  contribution will be paid. The PLANT FELLOWS contribution is fixed at 40%  of the fellowship costs for eligible researchers. The remaining 60% own  contribution has to be provided by the principal investigator.

Notification: Evaluation  results are   estimated to be available within 3 months after the relevant deadline  for submission.

How to Apply: The mode of applying is  online. An application for a PLANT FELLOWS post doc fellowship is prepared  by the applicant in liaison with the chosen host organisation, which is  represented by the principal investigator. The principal investigator is a  professor or a group leader from one of the predefined host  organisations. Thus don’t forget to contact the designated host  organisation and the principal investigator prior the application preparation  for additional instructions and support. The application has to be  made jointly by the applicant and the principal investigator from the  chosen host organisation and shall be written in English. It includes: -Applicant CV - Personal motivation letter describing the reason why the  applicant in interested in the programme -Research proposal (including  a section on ethical aspects) -Personal Development Plan -Commitment by  host organisation (including a funding request and a finance plan for the 60%  own contribution of the PI) -Two letters of recommendation

Scholarship Application  Deadline: The application deadline is 30th April  2013.

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Plant Fellows International Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme in Plant Sciences is available to undertake level programs at .

Available Subjects:

Following subject are available to study under this scholarship program.

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