WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?/
WHO IS THE PROGRAM DIRECTED TO?
The InTalent program is aimed at researchers of any nationality who wish to develop their research activity at UDC. In this edition, the program aims to focus primarily on beneficiaries of excellent science grants. Specifically, the InTalent program will be aimed at promoting the recruitment of researchers who have obtained a Ramón y Cajal (RyC) grant, funded by the Ministry of Science and Innovation in the 2021 call.
HOW MANY POSITIONS ARE OFFERED IN THE FIRST CALL OF THE SECOND EDITION OF THE INTALENT PROGRAM?
The purpose of this first call of the second edition of the InTalent program is to select three researchers who are beneficiaries of an R&C grant in the 2021 call and who will sign or have signed an agreement to join the UDC within the framework of their R&C grant, to whom a series of specific support measures are offered, as detailed in this call.
WHAT RESEARCH AREAS MUST THE CANDIDATES BELONG TO?
The lines of research to be developed by the selected personnel can be related to any area of knowledge and refer to both basic and applied research. The objective is to support excellent research personnel who are beneficiaries of an R&C grant, regardless of their area of knowledge, without any type of exclusion, although the viability of their lines of research within the UDC and their suitability for those areas of particular interest to the UDC due to their scientific projection, their emerging nature or their consideration as strategic within the current planning of the organization will be taken into account.
WHAT IS THE DURATION OF THE CONTRACTS?
The InTalent program grants will have the same duration as the Ramón y Cajal contract they have been awarded.
WHAT IS THE REMUNERATION FOR THE BENEFICIARY?
An economic complement is established for the contract of the persons selected in this call, up to a total salary of €60,000 per year (including gross salary, social costs of the contract and the final compensation of the contract). This supplement will be received from the award of InTalent, never before the start of the contract and during the term of the Ramón y Cajal grant, ending at the same time as the latter.
WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICANTS?
Applicants must hold a doctoral degree, have been selected in the 2021 call for Ramón y Cajal grants from the State Research Agency, meet the requirements established in the 2021 call for R&C grants for incorporation into the UDC, and sign or have signed the agreement for incorporation of their R&C grant with the UDC.
WHAT IS THE APPLICATION DEADLINE?
The deadline for submitting applications is October 3, 2022 and ends on October 19, 2022 (Spanish peninsular time)).
HOW CAN I SUBMIT MY APPLICATION?
Applications must be submitted exclusively through the Electronic Headquarters of the UDC (https://sede.udc.gal/services/electronic_board), and must be addressed to the Vice-rectorate for Science Policy, Research and Transfer.
Applications submitted by a different system will be excluded.
WHERE CAN I DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION FORMS?
You can download the application forms in the “Call for applications” section of the InTalent Program website.
IN WHAT LANGUAGES CAN I APPLY?
The application must be written in English, Spanish or Galician. It is recommended to submit the technical report in English.
WHAT ARE THE EVALUATION CRITERIA?
The evaluation criteria are specified in section VI of the call and include the excellence of the scientific career, participation in international activity, interest and quality of the research lines developed, ability to lead their line of research and generate new knowledge, and independence in their career as well as their ability to lead a project in calls within the framework program “Horizon Europe” highlighting those promoted by the ERC or the EIC.
AT THE MOMENT I DO NOT BELONG TO THE UDC, DO I NEED MY APPLICATION TO BE ENDORSED BY A GROUP OR RESEARCHER OF THE UDC?
No. No letter of acceptance, tutor or link with a research group or researcher of the UDC is required. The beneficiaries are free to establish the collaborations they deem appropriate with the groups of the UDC or with researchers from other universities. The only requirement is that they develop their project at the UDC.
WHO EVALUATES THE PROJECTS?
The evaluation of the applications will be carried out according to the criteria established by an Evaluation Commission chaired by the Vice Rector for Science Policy, Research and Transfer and experts of recognized prestige from the UDC itself and/or other scientific institutions appointed by the Rector of the UDC. This commission will be assisted by the Scientific Coordinator of the InTalent Program, who will act as a non-voting member.
IF I AM SELECTED, AM I OBLIGED TO APPLY TO ALL NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL CALLS FOR EXCELLENT SCIENCE?
The call includes the obligation to submit through the UDC at least one application to a call promoted by the ERC during the period of the contract. If the application is successful, the beneficiary must develop his/her project at the UDC. Failure to comply with this commitment will result in the loss of the right to receive the salary supplement established in this call and all the funding granted in the same; and the obligation to repay the amounts received in full, unless otherwise specifically agreed between the beneficiary and the UDC. This requirement may also be considered satisfied when, by mutual agreement between the applicant and the UDC, the application is not submitted to the “ERC grants”, but to another call of similar prestige with a project coordinated by the applicant.
WHAT OTHER OBLIGATIONS DO THE BENEFICIARIES OF THIS PROGRAM HAVE?
The call establishes the obligations to which the beneficiaries of this program commit themselves, such as: comply with the rules and obligations established in the Ramón y Cajal 202 call; develop their line of research at the UDC according to the requirements of the Ramón y Cajal grant; comply with the general obligations and rules at the UDC for its research personnel; collaborate and participate in the training and dissemination activities, both of their own project and of the InTalent Program; participate in forums and committees for the improvement and evaluation of any activity related to the InTalent Program; make express mention of Inditex and its funding through the InTalent Program in all references in the media, congresses, publications, etc., related to the research developed and present the results of the research carried out. related to the research developed and submit through the UDC at least one application to a call promoted by the ERC during the period of the contract.
WILL BENEFICARIES OF THIS PROGRAMME BE ABLE TO APPLY FOR AND BE BENEFICIARIES OF THE BERCE PROGRAMME AT THE SAME TIME?
No. The beneficiaries of the InTalent program may not simultaneously be beneficiaries of the UDC’s own “berce for R&C” program, although those measures of the “berce for R&C” program that improve the provisions of this program will be directly applicable to the beneficiaries of this call.
IN ADDITION TO THE SALARY SUPPLEMENT, DOES THIS PROGRAM PROVIDE FUNDING FOR THE BENEFICIARIES' LINE OF RESEARCH?
The selected research personnel will receive a complementary grant for the establishment of their own line of research, in the amount of 40,000 euros, in a single, one-time payment after the award. This aid is additional to that included in the R&C grants and aims to ensure the continuity of the research activity of the R&Cs who join the UDC until they manage to raise funds through competitive calls, so it is expected that they must spend these additional funds during the first two years of their contract.
WHAT CAN THE ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR THE RESEARCH LINE PROVIDED BY THIS PROGRAM BE USED FOR?
This additional funding will be used to cover duly justified expenses for: acquisition, rental, transfer, maintenance or repair of scientific-technical equipment, bibliographic material, fungible material, supplies and similar products; adaptation of scientific-technical infrastructures; travel and subsistence expenses, attendance to training courses, registration and organization expenses for congresses, seminars and conferences of a scientific nature; costs of use and access to Singular Scientific and Technical Infrastructures (ICTS) included in the map approved by the Council for Scientific, Technological and Innovation Policy and large national and international scientific facilities; application costs and other expenses for the maintenance of industrial and intellectual property rights derived from the activity; hiring of personnel and expenses derived from advice and technical support for research, innovation and transfer of results; expenses for publication and dissemination of results, including those that may derive from publication in open access journals; other expenses directly related to the execution of the activity, such as the use of central and general research services of the entity.
I HAVE BEEN SELECTED IN THE PROVISIONAL PROPOSAL FOR THE RAMÓN Y CAJAL 2021 GRANTS, BUT THE FINAL RESOLUTION HAS NOT YET BEEN PUBLISHED. CAN I APPLY FOR THIS CALL?
Since at the date of publication of this InTalent call, the resolution of the RyC 2021 grants has not been published, those who have been selected in the provisional proposals of the RyC 2021 grants may apply to this InTalent call, although the final award of the grants corresponding to this call of the InTalent program are conditioned to the final award of the RyC grant and the formalization of their contract with the UDC.
CAN I GET ANY HELP THROUGH THIS PROGRAM TO FINANCE THE TRANSFER AND INSTALLATION AT UDC?
In addition to the salary supplement and the aid for the establishment of the line of research, each researcher will receive, in a single initial payment at the beginning of the contract, an assistance grant of 1,000 euros gross.
WHAT IS THE DEADLINE FOR SELECTED RESEARCHERS TO JOIN UDC?
The selected researchers must join the UDC within the deadlines set for the start of contracts for the Ramón y Cajal grants corresponding to the 2021 call.
WHERE CAN I FIND INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROGRAM, THE CALL AND THE APPLICATION FORM?
On the InTalent website (http://www.intalent.udc.es) you can find all the information about this program.
In addition, the text of the call for applications and the application form can be found in the “Call for applications” section.
Applications must be submitted exclusively through the procedure available at the UDC’s electronic headquarters.
I STILL HAVE DOUBTS, HOW CAN I SOLVE THEM?
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