Application Requirements

Documentation required

Applicants must complete and submit the following required documentation at the application stage. The templates provided here must be used.  

A completed “Part A – Administrative Information” document. 

A completed “Part B – Research project proposal” document.

A completed “Part C – Curriculum Vitae” document.

In addition to the aforementioned documents applicants, who in “Part A – Administrative Information” indicate that ethical issues are associated with their research, are required to complete and submit the “Part D- Ethics Self-Assessment” document:

A completed “Part D- Ethics Self-Assessment” document.

Research Project Proposal Requirements

Applicants may select their research proposal topic. However, it must be in line with the ALECS programme research themes and the prospective academic supervisor’s research interests.

The proposal must describe a research project that can be feasibly undertaken within the two-year fellowship duration.

The proposal must adhere to the ethical standards applicable to the ALECS programme.


Please contact an ALECS academic supervisor should you require clarification regarding your proposal topic and the programme’s research theme and/or his/her research interests.

Additional Requirements

 Prior to submitting an application, candidates must liaise directly with an ALECS academic supervisor to discuss their proposal and to gain support for their application. 

Each applicant may only submit one application per call. However, unsuccessful applications will be encouraged to be resubmitted at future calls.

All applications must be completed and must submitted through the Online Application System before the call deadline. Researchers at risk, who might not be able to submit an application in the aforementioned manner, should contact the ALECS programme management team to discuss an alternative submission arrangement.

The proposal and all application supporting documentation must be submitted in English.The application document templates provided here must be used.


You can only submit an application which has received support from an ALECS academic supervisor.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 754489.