The selection process starts on 15th November 2021, with the announcement of the call. Online application1 to the ER positions is open throughout the duration of the call (3 months) and will close on 15th February 2022, at 23:59 local time (CET). Please note that the entire application process is online, and no paperwork will be allowed via other means of communication, such as mail or email.
1 For details about the online application, please refer to our Online Application User Manual.
The application process is entirely electronic and consists of filling up a form where ERs will be asked to provide:
And uploading the following documents:
IMPORTANT TO NOTE: Electronic form and uploaded documents must be completed in English language.
Once the application deadline has passed, the applications and the attached documents will be checked against the eligibility criteria. Applicants may be contacted if additional documents are required.
The evaluation process consists of following steps:
For more details about the evaluation process and the evaluation criteria, please have a look at our Guide for Applicant.
2 External experts will sign a contract, including a declaration of confidentiality and absence of conflict of interest, before beginning their work. Confidentiality rules must be always adhered to before, during and after the evaluation.
3 The 40 highest ranked proposals will be sent by MT to the Research Ethics Committee (for the Preliminary Ethics Review in order to highlight possible ethical issues that have not been identified by the candidates in their proposals) and to the EIC Equality Inclusion Committee (to identify key strategic and operational issues relevant to equality, diversity and inclusion in the proposals). Please, see section 8 (Guide for applicants) for ethical considerations during the application process.
For each candidate’s report, a Final Report on the candidate will be elaborated. This report will be used for resolving the call, considering:
4 If those positions are not filled, this percentage will be released on to the Reserve List.
The Reserve and Rejection List and the Selected Candidate List. The candidates will be personally notified (through and emailed letter), based on the results of the final report. Additionally, candidates can complain about the results of the selection process (within the next 10 working days using the redress template provided).
The final step in the process consists of the contract signing, which formalizes the beginning of the relationship between USAL and the fellow.
IMPORTANT DATES TO NOTE:
All applicants are entitled to request a redress procedure during the selection process if the applicant believes that a mistake has been made during the selection process that may affect the outcome of the eligibility check or assessment process. Detailed information of complaints mechanism is provided in the Guide for Applicants and the template required is available on this website.