Application Requirements

Documentation required

Applicants must submit the following documentation at the application stage.

  Part A – Administrative Information 
Part B – Research Proposal
Part C – Curriculum Vitae

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:

Part D – Ethics Self-Assessment
The templates provided here MUST be used.  

Research Proposal Requirements

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

You MUST liaise with an eligible ALECS supervisor prior to submitting an application.

Only applications that received the support of an ALECS supervisor will be considered.

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.

If you are unsure whether your topic falls under the ALECS research themes, please contact and we will get back to you.

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. 

Only one application per call may be submitted. 

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

The proposal and all application supporting documentation must be submitted in English.

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.