Doctoral Candidates Research Grants (DCR) are designed to support excellent doctoral candidates at the career stage at which they are starting their own independent research team or programme. Applicants must demonstrate the promising nature, ambition and feasibility of their scientific proposal.
DCR Grants may be awarded up to a maximum of three proposals for a total amount of EUR 50.000 for a period of 24 months.
A competitive DCR Principal Investigator must have already shown the potential for research independence and evidence of maturity, for example being able to demonstrate a promising track record of early achievements appropriate to their research field and career stage, including significant publications in international peer-reviewed scientific journals (or Journals rated as "Class A" (2004-2010) by Anvur (the Italian rating agency for scientific journals) using the VQR (Research Quality Evaluation) system, in the case of publications for which bibliometric indicators are not available).
All applicants must be Doctoral Candidates regularly enrolled at International School of Advanced Studies
Proposals must involve up to three Doctoral Candidates working in different laboratories.
The Principal Investigator (PI) shall have been awarded his/her first Master Degree (or equivalent degree) at least 1 and up to 7 years prior to the publication date of this Call. The effective elapsed time since the award of the first Master Degree can be reduced in certain properly documented circumstances. The PI must be a first or second year doctoral candidate
Submission form available here
The Research Proposal should be submitted as PDF files by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.