How to Apply

Applications are now CLOSED!

Applications received for Call 3 are being assessed.

Applications for Call 3 (Project 1.5) closed on Monday 9th November 2020 – thank you to everyone who applied. The OPTAPHI consortium is assessing the applications received and will contact shortlisted candidates for further interview shortly.

All applicants must meet the Marie Sklodowska-Curie eligibility rules, in order to comply with both the mobility and Early Stage Researcher status requirements. The requirements are applied with respect to the country of the recruiting host, and the date of recruitment of the ESR.

Do you meet the MSCA Eligibility Rules:

  • Researchers may be of any nationality. However, they must undertake physical, trans-national mobility (i.e. move from one country to another) when taking up their appointment.
  • The researcher must not have resided or carried out his/her main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of his/her host organisation for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to his/her recruitment.*
  • ESRs shall, at the date of recruitment, be in the first four years** of their research careers, and must not have been awarded a doctoral degree.

*Short stays, such as holidays, are not taken into account
**Measured from the date when he/she obtained the degree which would formally entitle him/her to embark on a doctorate

Please Note: Due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, a number of restrictions have been placed on activities and travel at many of the partner institutions. While we will make our best efforts to continue to operate normally, the situation may result in significant delays and disruption to the OPTAPHI recruitment process. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time.