Date Announced: 01 Dec 2022
Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND action funds up to 30 new doctoral students for projects in academic, industrial and clinical research.
ICFO has recently been awarded highly competitive funding for a new doctoral fellowship program via the European Commission´s Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND action. This project, entitled FLIGHT (Fostering research careers in LIGHT sciences), will recruit up to 30 outstanding, international, early stage researchers (ESRs) to carry out fellowships at ICFO of 36 months duration in Academic, Industrial or Clinical tracks. This is ICFO’s fourth COFUND action in the past (Stepstone I, Stepstone II, ICFO NEST+ program)
FLIGHT aims to foster career mobility of researchers beyond the academic sector. The program includes an extensive training program of multidisciplinary scientific workshops and training events where all Fellows are exposed to the interdisciplinary mix between academic research and industrial/clinical work. ESRs in the Industrial and Clinical tracks will undertake research projects in collaboration with one of 14 Industrial and Clinical partners, from innovative start-ups to multinational companies and leading local hospitals, who will co-finance research projects, and provide co-supervision, extended secondments, research and training resources.
FLIGHT will equip recruited Fellows with unique capabilities to launch a research career at the intersection of photonic sciences with a wide range of industrial and clinical applications, and enhance the European talent base in a field – photonic sciences – identified as vital to the ongoing competitiveness of the European Research Area.
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