Fellowship "Transitions"

Italienisch-Deutsches Historisches Institut, Trient

  Délai : 13/01/2012

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Thematic areas :

Only projects within the strategic research areas of FBK-Isig, as listed
below, will be considered for evaluation.

  • Transition as an historical problem (16th-20th centuries)
  • Transition as a historiographical problem. The phases of the critical development of "modernity" 1494-1973.

The research project addresses the issue of historical transition, i.e.
looks at how "cultural" paradigms, which allow individuals and political
communities to understand and master historical dynamics, dissolve and
rebuild.

"Culture" is precisely understood as the term-concept to represent
different phenomena, ranging from intellectual elaborations to
communication experiences, to spontaneous or disciplined constructions
of elements of "education", to the development of management and control
tools of the public space and institutional structures they are overseen
by.

The time period considered is long-term, because it starts roughly from
the phase of the "wars of Italy" (1494) and extends up to the
perceptions of radical transformations that took place during the early
’70s of the twentieth century. The research has focused on three main
stages. The first concerns the period from the wars of Italy (1464) to
the conclusion of the Council of Trento (1563), when the paradigm of
"renaissance" required reshaping under the influence of the final
falling apart of the "res publica christiana" due both to the
development of spheres of self-regulating political power dodging
opinions external to them, and as a consequence of the collapse of the
denominational unity of Western Christianity.

Call for applications :

The Fondazione Bruno Kessler - FBK - invites the submission of proposals
for the Programme RESTATE, cofounded by the FP7 Marie Curie Actions -
People - Co-funding of Regional, National and International Programmes.
Applicants shall comply with the eligibility conditions detailed below.

FBK, which acts as Host Institution and Coordinator of the Programme, is
a non-profit research organization of the Autonomous Province of Trento
- Italy. FBK represents a point of reference in the international
scientific community and a hub for the development of technologies and
applications of social and market interest. FBK conducts research in the
areas of Information Technology, Materials and Microsystems, Theoretical
Physics, Italian-German Historical Studies, and Religious Sciences.

Description of the fellowships :

The call is organized according to the following mobility schemes :

a) New Incoming fellowships. Applicants to this scheme may originate
from any country inside or outside Europe, provided however that over
the previous 36 months they have worked outside Italy for at least 24
months. At the deadline for submission of proposals, applicants must
either be in possession of a PhD degree, or can exhibit evidence of
having at least four years full time equivalent experience as
researchers.

b) New Re-integration fellowships. This scheme is reserved to applicants
of any nationality who have carried out secondary or advanced studies in
Italy, have then worked in one of the third countries1 for at least
three years, and are now interested in returning to Italy to further
their research interests. At the relevant deadline for submission of
proposals, applicants must either be in possession of a PhD degree, or
can exhibit evidence of having at least four years full time equivalent
experience as researchers.

Eligibility conditions :

Applicants should meet the following eligibility conditions :

1. To be experienced researchers, according the definition given by the
European Commission, i.e. be either in possession of a doctoral degree,
irrespective of the time spent to acquire it, or
to have at least a four year full-time equivalent experience as
researcher ;

Third Countries are neither countries which are EU Member States nor
countries associated to FP7 (Associated countries). [read more on
CORDIS]

2. For incoming fellowships, applicants may originate from any country
inside or outside Europe, provided however that over the previous 36
months they have worked outside Italy for at least 24 months ;

3. For re-integration fellowship, applicants must have carried out
secondary or advanced studies in Italy, have then worked in one of the
third countries for at least 3 years, and are now and are now willing to
return to Italy to further their research interests.

Characteristics of the projects :

Projects being proposed shall have an average length of 24 months (min
12 months, max 36 months) and exhibit a maximum yearly cost of EUR
64.400, including salary, allowances, travel and any other costs related
to the project.

As a general rule proposals should be written so to allow the evaluation
of the following elements :

  • Subject and general and specific objectives of the project ;
  • Feasibility and project management ;
  • Financial planning of the project. The proposals must be written in English.

Presentation of projects :

- Submissions are accepted only through the RESTATE online platform
(http://cofund.fbk.eu).
Proposals must be written in English using the templates available on
the website. An helpdesk will be activated at the following address :
cofund fbk.eu.

- The deadline for the submission of the applications is January 13th,
2012, at 5.00 PM (GMT+1), when the online submission system will be
deactivated.

Fellowship costs breakdown :

The annual cost for the salary, awarded to the researcher, is up to
EUR52.400,00, which corresponds to a gross salary of EUR44.477,00.
Researchers will benefit from contribution to Italian pension national
funds, health and accident insurance.

Other costs may include :

a) Mobility allowance. There are two reference amounts depending on the
family situation of the researcher at the time of the recruitment :

  • EUR500/month : researcher with family obligations (marriage or relationship with equivalent status to a marriage recognized by the national legislation of the fellow) ;
  • EUR350/month : researcher without family obligations.

b) Travel. In case the distance between the researcher’s residence and
the host organization is between 1.500 - 2.500 km, a travel allowance up
to a maximum of EUR 1.000,00 per year ;

c) Research Costs contribution of up to EUR 420/month (max EUR
5.000/year), for lab based activities, and EUR 200,00/month (max EUR
2.400/year) for non lab-based activities.

Amounts given for Mobility allowances and Travel are to be intended
before taxes.

Evaluation outcome will be published on the RESTATE website within 90
days after closure of the call. Applicants will be notified by email
about the selection outcome of their application, through a summary
evaluation report based on the above mentioned evaluation criteria.

Fellowships will be awarded according to the selection ranking and the
available budget.

Detailed information : http://isig.fbk.eu/de/node/546

Appointment conditions :

Selected applicants will be required to communicate their acceptance and
the starting date of the project within 30 days from notification of the
outcome of the selection process ; otherwise the funding will be revoked.
The starting date of the project must be chosen between either 60 or 180
days after the date of publication of the final ranking.
FBK will appoint a "collaboration for research activity," contract to
the selected.

http://cofund.fbk.eu/

http://isig.fbk.eu/

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