iCARE-2 is an international fellowship programme co-funded by the Italian Association for Cancer Research (AIRC) and the European Union, under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action.
It is intended to promote the mobility to and from Italy of experienced scientists working in the field of cancer research. The following types of fellowships are offered:
- Incoming Fellowships - for non-Italian scientists interested in a research experience in a scientific institution in Italy.
- Outgoing Fellowships - for researchers of any nationality who have worked in Italy for more than three years, interested in a research experience in a scientific institution located in a country other than Italy.
- Reintegration Fellowships - for Italian researchers who have worked in a country other than Italy for at least two out of the last three years, and who wish to return and work in a research center in Italy.
Candidates are free to choose the destination country, research institution and supervisor, and the topic of their research, as long as it is focused on cancer. The proposed research plan should be highly innovative, feasible, internationally competitive and with the potential to advance the field. In addition, it must be achievable in the three-year time frame of the fellowship.
The Hosting Institution where the research activity is carried out, must be a research organisation such as a university, hospital or other research centre.
Applicants must be in possession of a doctoral degree, or have at least four years of full-time equivalent research experience (including the period of research training) after the degree which formally allowed them to embark on a doctorate in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the country where the fellowship is taking place.
Financial support includes a living and mobility allowance of €52,000 per year (multiplied by the correction coefficient of the country of the Hosting Institution); travel allowance of up to €1,200 per year; €3,000 per year to cover research costs, publication of research papers and patent deposition; and €1,800 per year to cover costs of participation in international conferences and training activities.
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