ERCIM Alain Bensoussan Fellowship Programme is supported by the FP7 Marie Curie Actions – People, Co-funding of Regional, National and International Programmes (COFUND) of the European Commission. So far more than 150 fellowships/grants have been granted under the Programme.

The Marie Curie co-funding action aimed to increase the transnational mobility for training and career development of experienced researchers/students. The co-funding resulted in a considerable increase in the number of ERCIM fellows. The duration of the fellowships was extended and the fellows could benefit from one or two periods of twelve months spent in one or two ERCIM member institutes. Additionally, employment conditions became more flexible, with the option of signing a working contract instead of a stipend agreement in some of our institutions.

Eligibility

The Fellowships are available for PhD holders from all over the world.

Duration

Fellowships are of a 12 months duration, spent in one of the ERCIM institutes.

How to apply:

Only online applications are accepted.
Next deadline for application: 30 Apr 2016

Major topics/disciplines?

The topics focus on the ERCIM institutes’ scientific fields of competence.

The categories used for the informatics part of the ERCIM table of competences are the top two levels of the internationally accepted ACM Computing Classification System [1998 Version].

For details, see http://www.ercim.eu/activity/expertise

Computer Applications

Computer Systems Organization

Computing Methodologies

Computing Milieux

Data

  • Coding and Information Theory
  • Data Encryption
  • Data Storage Representations
  • Data Structures
  • Files

Hardware

Information Systems

  • Database Management
  • Information Interfaces and Presentation
  • Information Storage and Retrieval
  • Information Systems Applications
  • Models and Principals

Mathematics

  • Abstract harmonic analysis
  • Algebra
  • Algebraic topology
  • Approximations and expansions
  • Biology and other natural sciences
  • Calculus of variations and optimal control; optimization
  • Combinatorics
  • Convex and discrete geometry
  • Difference and functional equations
  • Differential geometry
  • Dynamical systems and ergodic theory
  • Fourier analysis
  • Functional analysis
  • Functions of a complex variable
  • Game theory, economics, social and behavioral sciences
  • General
  • General algebraic systems
  • General topology
  • Geometry
  • Global analysis, analysis on manifolds
  • History and biography
  • Information and communication, circuits
  • Integral equations
  • Integral transforms, operational calculus
  • Manifolds and cell complexes
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Mathematical logic and foundations
  • Mathematics education
  • Measure and integration
  • Number theory
  • Numerical analysis
  • Operations research, mathematical programming
  • Operator theory
  • Order, lattices, ordered algebraic structures
  • Ordinary differential equations
  • Partial differential equations
  • Potential theory
  • Probability theory and stochastic processes
  • Real functions
  • Sequences, series, summability
  • Several complex variables and analytic spaces
  • Special functions
  • Statistics
  • Systems theory; control

Mathematics of Computing

Software

  • Operating Systems
  • Programming Languages
  • Programming Techniques
  • Software Engineering

Theory of Computation

  • Analysis of Algorithms and Problem Complexity
  • Computation by Abstract Devices
  • Logics and Meaning of Programs
  • Mathematical Logic and Formal Languages

Other topics

In addition, ERCIM institutes are interested in fellows with skills in areas such as:

  • Mobile Communication
  • Adaptive Robotics
  • Behaviour extraction from human generated data
  • Big Data
  • Cloud Computing, Grids, P2P and Services
  • Communication System Design
  • Complex Network Analysis
  • Computational biology and bioinformatics
  • Computing and Statistics
  • Constraints
  • Cooperating Objects
  • Data and Information Spaces (DIS)
  • Dependable Software-Intensive Embedded Systems
  • Design of Service-Oriented Architectures
  • E-Mobility
  • eGovernment (electronic Government and Applications)
  • Environmental Modelling
  • Flexible and adaptive hardware
  • Formal Methods for Industrial Critical Systems
  • Green ICT (or energy efficient computing and communication)
  • IM2IM – IT and Mathematics applied to Interventional Medicine
  • Image and Video Understanding (MUSCLE)
  • Interactive Information Access
  • Internet of things
  • Large-scale Data Analytics
  • Linked Open Data
  • Machine Learning
  • Media Technology & Edutainment
  • Middleware for Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Mobile and online social networks
  • Models and Logics for Quantitative Analysis
  • Multimedia Pattern Recognition
  • Networks for developing countries
  • Next generation network infrastructures
  • Next generation network infrastructures
  • Pervasive computing and communications
  • Process Intelligence in Business Informatics
  • Satellite Communication
  • Security and Trust Management
  • Self-organizing networks
  • Sensor Web
  • Signal Processing
  • Social Data Mining
  • Social Network Analysis
  • Social Network Analysis
  • Software Engineering for Resilient Systems
  • Software Evolution
  • Ubiquitous Internet
  • User access to scientific data
  • User media interaction
  • User-centred media design
  • Visual Analytics
  • Visual computing
  • Wireless networks

Where are the fellows hosted?

Only ERCIM members can host fellows. For information about the possible hosting institutes, see “participating ERCIM members“. For more details, see the homepages of the individual members, or contact the national contact for the ERCIM Fellowship Programme for a specific institute.

When an ERCIM member is a consortium (such as CRCIM) the hosting institute might be any of the consortium’s members.

When an ERCIM Member is a funding organisation (FWO/FNRS for Belgium), the hosting institute might be any of their affiliates.
Fellowships are proposed according to the needs of the member institutes and the available funding.

See also the list of current and former fellows.

Key considerations:

  • have obtained a PhD degree during the last 8 years (prior to the application deadline) or be in the last year of the thesis work with an outstanding academic record
  • be fluent in English
  • be discharged or get deferment from military service
  • the fellowship is restricted to two terms (one reselection possible)
  • have completed the PhD before starting the grant (a proof will be requested before your arrival).

We encourage not only researchers from academic institutions to apply, but also scientists working in industry.

In order to encourage mobility:

  • a member institute will not be eligible to host a candidate of the same nationality.
  • a candidate cannot be hosted by a member institute, if by the start of the fellowship, he or she has already been working for this institute (including phd or postdoc studies) for a total of 6 months or more, during the last 3 years.

Further Details: https://fellowship.ercim.eu/

Next Application deadline : 30 Apr 2016

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