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19 Nov 2018

JRC launches call offering mentoring to refugee scientists

The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) launched a call inviting junior refugee scientists to apply for a European training and mentoring programme. The call was launched on 13 November 2018. The initiative will offer participants the opportunity to pursue activities in their field of expertise and help them build up work experience, qualifications and contacts for potential future employment in Europe.

Each participant will be paired with a JRC mentor and take part in research-focused training, as well as a skills and career development workshop run in collaboration with the Global Young Academy. The programme will provide a first-hand introduction to the JRC's scientific work and the European research context.Participants will work with their mento r to identify possibilities for future scientific support, based on mutually agreed individual needs.

This initiative is aimed at junior refugee scientists and researchers based in Europe with the following:

  • At least a master’s degree in a relevant scientific/research field;
  • Less than five years research experience;
  • A residence permit for Belgium, Italy, the Netherlands or Spain (asylum/refugee status);
  • A working level of English.

Applications close on 6 December 2018. The 3-day training is planned across the JRC's sites in Europe (depending on the participant's area of expertise) in February, March or April of 2019. The workshop is expected to take place in Italy, in March or April of 2019.

Applicants can send their CV and an explanatory letter or email to:

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