If you would like to opt for an Outgoing MULTIPLY Fellowship – that is, MULTIPLY Fellowship with a Third Country, here are the steps to follow.
You will find more details about each step in the links provided within, and the MULTIPLY Guide for Applicants.
If you are looking to opt for a host organization located in a Third Country (i.e. a country which is outside of the EU), you will need to fulfil additional eligibility criteria, such as being a national or long term resident of an EU MS/AC.
You will only be able to apply to a Third Country Host Organization (i.e. located outside Europe) if simultaneously you will also have an employment contract from a European Host Organization for the duration of the MULYTIPLY Fellowship. If you are currently employed at a European research institution then the most likely European Host Organization willing and able to provide this contract will probably be your current employer. The contract from the European Host Organization can take the form of a secondment leave. Your European Host Organization will have to sign and declare their ability to provide such a contract alongside your intended Third Country Host Organization. It is therefore important to involve them early on in this process.
We urge all candidates considering this mobility route to get in touch with the MULTIPLY Management team as early as possible for further guidance.
This step will also help the host organization provide feedback whether the infrastructural resources available with them will be appropriate to support your research activity.
The extent of alignment (necessary vs. existing resources/equipment/capacity, including capacity to address ethical issues) will be confirmed by the host as
- Partial with shortcomings which cannot be addressed,
- Partial with shortcomings that can be addressed, OR
The Host Organisation will provide a complete justification, should they indicate the extent of alignment other than sufficient.
Please note, all applicants approaching a Host Organization will be encouraged to submit a proposal. In other words, there will be no pre-selection in any form. The decision to apply with a given Host Organization solely rests with the applicant.
After initial discussions of the Scientist in Charge at the Host Organization and receiving their feedback on available infrastructure, you can start preparing your MULTIPLY proposal.
The proposal template is available on our website in the MULTIPLY Application Pack Section. Refer to the MULTIPLY Research and Training Framework when preparing your proposal. If your proposed fellowship period is more than a year, then you would be required to include obligatory placement periods. Consult with your host when preparing this section of the proposal. Also, you will be required to submit an ethics self-assessment along with your proposal, so it is advisable to start thinking about possible ethics related issues that may arise in your project as early as possible.
P lease note, research topics involving work with Human Embryo and Stem Cells (hESC) are not permitted within MULTIPLY.
After finalizing the project proposal, you will send it to the Scientist in Charge at the host organization. After having read it, they will provide you the finalized ‘MULTIPLY Letter – Confirmation of Availability of Infrastructural Resources’.
Please note, this letter that contains feedback of the availability of infrastructural resources provided by the Host Organisation will not be an expression of preference, recommendation or approval on part of the host organisation.
The submitted proposal will be reviewed by the independent Experts and the Evaluation and Selection Committee, in light of the Host Organisation statement of infrastructural alignment.
Note that as before, only one submission per applicant will be accepted.
P lease note, without this letter, your MULTIPLY Application will be considered ineligible.
At any point when carrying out the above steps, should you require any additional assistance, do not hesitate to get in touch with us.