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The Co-ordinator of the Marie Curie Training Site (prof. Annamaria de Rosa) is responsible for the selection together with the other members of the Core Executive Committee, made up - besides her as the Scientific Co-ordinator - of the Programme Director (prof. Serge Moscovici), representative partners of the Universities who officially recognise the Euro PhD qualification (prof. Jorge Jesuino: Institutio Superior de ciencias do Trabalho e da Empresa, Lisbon, P; prof. Klaus Helkama, University of Helsinki, SF).
The Core Executive Committee will examine the proposals advanced by the applicants, individually or by means of the M.C.T.S. Scientific Board (i.e. representative of each Marie Curie Training site Institutions), or representatives of the Euro PhD Scientific Board or other Institutions and Research Centres not belonging to the European PhD network.
Candidates apply to the scientific co-ordinator directly using application forms available on the web site of the European PhD on S.R.
Applications may be supported through one of the representative members of the Marie Curie Training Site network, through one of the national tutors belonging to the Euro PhD network or through tutors of doctoral programmes at the applicants home University outside the Euro PhD network. This will guarantee that applicants will be drawn from as wide a base as possible and not be recruited exclusively within the M.C.T.S. multi-partner organisation.
Euro PhD and other applicants will be treated equally and selected on the basis of excellence. All applications, which will include the research project, curriculum vitae and letters of recommendation, are then assessed by the Core Executive Committee made up of the Programme Director, Scientific Co-ordinator and representative academics of the Marie Curie Scientific Board from universities which formally recognise the Euro PhD qualification. Evaluation is made on the basis of the scientific ability according to the European standards defined for selecting the candidates and compatibility of doctoral studies. If necessary, applicants will be invited for an interview by the Scientific co-ordinator and/or other members of the Core Executive Committee or the Marie Curie Scientific Board.
The Core Executive Committee will designate the appropriate tutors in line with the preferences indicated by the candidates, in agreement with the M.C.T.S. Scientific Board members, and taking into account the distribution of tutorships among all members of the Scientific Board.
The successful Marie Curie Fellow will have either one or two foreign tutors working at Universities in two different European countries (besides the national tutor) and will be responsible for the supervision of his/her training. The minimum length of stay will be three months at each University (maximum 1 year in total).
Selection is made on the basis of the scientific ability and compatibility of doctoral studies.
Marie Curie Fellows will be selected on the basis of the scientific quality and compatibility of doctoral studies with the expertise available at the M.C.Training Sites and equal opportunities.
Selection will encourage competition between applicants. Some flexibility regarding length of stay and chosen site will be allowed in accordance with the number and scientific profiles of successful applicants and the status of their research programme. Applicants will be selected on the basis of excellence and scientific merit.
Fellows must be: Nationals of a EU member or associated states or have satisfied the five year residency requirement; 35 years old or less at the time of selection; enrolled in a doctoral programme compatible with the expertise available at the M.C.T.S.
In order to guarantee good management and co-ordination of the whole multipartner Marie Curie Training Site, the fellow will apply directly to the scientific co-ordinator.
The Core Executive Committee will designate the appropriate tutors in accordance with the fellow's scientific needs, in relation to their doctoral training and the development of their research programme (see elements already mentioned in the previous sections), possibly in line with the preferences indicated by the candidates and taking into account the distribution of tutorships among all members of the M.C.T.S. Scientific Board. After the selection, the tutors are responsible for the supervision of each PhD student in all aspects of his/her training.