Application guidelines

As described in the European Commission’s Guide for Applicants, all researchers recruited in an ITN must be Early-Stage Researchers (ESRs) and undertake transnational mobility. For all recruitments, the eligibility of the researcher will be determined at the date of their first recruitment in the action.

Two main rules apply for the eligibility of researchers

Career Stage: Early-Stage Researchers (ESRs) must, at the date of recruitment by the beneficiary, be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and have not been awarded a doctoral degree.

Mobility Rule: Researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the recruiting beneficiary for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date. Compulsory national service, short stays such as holidays, and time spent as part of a procedure for obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention1 are not taken into account. For international European interest organisations or international organisations, recruited researchers must not have spent more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date at the same appointing organisation.

European Commission’s Guide for Applicants, p. 16

In order to fully align with the application guidelines by the European Commission, please check carefully, the comprehensive information in the European Commission’s Guide for Applicants and the Information note for Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellows in Innovative Training Networks (ITN). For further questions please refer to our collection of frequently asked questions (FAQ) which we update regularly.

How to apply

Eligible candidates should apply online using the central submission system here. All documents need to be submitted as a single PDF (max. 30 MB).

Documents to submit online

In a single PDF, you must arrange your documents in the following order:

  1. Letter of motivation (max one page).
  2. Proposal of 5 pages related to the project you are applying to. Max. 5 pages (including references); please refer to the template provided regarding formatting style and citation guidelines.
  3. Updated CV with the dates of relevant diplomas (day, month and year).
  4. Degree certificates (scans of school leaving certificate, university transcripts and degree certificates).
  5. Proof of English language proficiency. Please state if English is your mother tongue. If English is not your mother tongue, proof of English language proficiency should be provided (e.g. high-school grade, university grades or a proficiency letter by a university teacher).
  6. Short self-written statement about your knowledge of the host country’s language (please indicate your level of knowledge and proficiency – if you do not have official certificates a self-report will do). In most cases you do not need to have a profound knowledge yet but please provide an indication of whether you already have or would like to obtain the language skills of the host country’s language.
  7. Statement of knowledge of social science research methods (please state your level of knowledge – if you do not have official certificates a self-report will do).

Applications submitted online that are incomplete or are not in this order will not be accepted.

Please use your surname to name your application PDF file (SURNAME.pdf; make sure to avoid special characters).

Letters of recommendation

Two letters of recommendation from Professors must be sent to us via e-mail. The recommendation letters should NOT be included in the PDF file which you upload but should be sent separately to glomo@uni-bamberg.de.

Application deadline

The application deadline is 31 March 2019.

Please submit the completed PDF using our online application system.

Please read the FAQs below for more information on applying.

What are the eligibility criteria for applicants?

  • You have a relevant university degree (master’s degree or equivalent), e.g. in Business Administration, Business Psychology, Sociology, Economics, Political Sciences, Economic Geography or related fields.
  • You have excellent proficiency of the English language.
  • Only applications that are complete, in English and in the right order, have been named as needed (SURNAME.pdf; avoid special characters) and that have been submitted before the deadline (31 March 2019) will be considered eligible.
  • The positions are open to all nationalities. However, your application has to comply with the European Commission’s Mobility Rule, meaning that at the time of recruitment by the host organisation, you must not have resided or carried out your main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the host organisation for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the reference date (start of the employment contract, 1 June 2019). Compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account (European Commission’s Guide for Applicants, p. 16).
  • You are an Early-Stage Researcher (ESR), meaning that in case you have already gained prior work experience in academia, you shall be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of your research career at the time of recruitment by the host organisation and have not been awarded a doctoral degree. Full-time equivalent research experience is measured from the date when you obtained the degree entitling you to embark on a doctorate, even if a doctorate was never started or envisaged. Part-time research experience will be counted pro-rata (European Commission’s Guide for Applicants, p. 16).
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Frequently asked questions

Please check the information provided by the European Commission in order to find out if you – formally – are a suitable candidate for the GLOMO action. Please refer to the Commission’s Guide for Applicants and the Information note for Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellows in Innovative Training Networks (ITN).

No, the MSC action is open to any nationality. However, there are certain requirements regarding your place of residence within the last years.

As described in the European Commission’s Guide for Applicants, the location of the researcher’s residence or main activity during the 3 years prior to their recruitment is determining.

Example: UK nationals can be eligible for recruitment at a beneficiary located in the UK if they have resided or carried out their main activity outside of the UK for more than 24 months in the 3 years immediately prior to their recruitment.

Note that the mobility rule applies to the (first) beneficiary where the researcher is recruited, and not to beneficiaries to which the researcher is sent or seconded. It is also only determined at one point in time: that of the fellow’s first recruitment in the action.

This might determine which research project you can apply for. Please check the information provided by the European Commission in order to find out if you – formally – are a suitable candidate for the GLOMO project. Please refer to the Commission’s Guide for Applicants and the Information note for Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellows in Innovative Training Networks (ITN).

A background in migration and expatriation research is not necessary to participate in the programme. Minimum requirement is a relevant university degree (master’s degree or equivalent), in Business Administration with a focus on Human Resource Management or International Management or in Business Psychology, Sociology or Business Pedagogics or related fields.

Within the GLOMO project financial aid will be provided. The sum depends on several factors, e.g. your family status. In order to find out the details, please refer to the European Commission’s Guide for Applicants and the Information note for Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellows in Innovative Training Networks (ITN).

Free software for creating PDFs and merging them into a single document is available on the internet, e.g. the PDFcreator.

All applications have to be completed in English. If your certificates and degrees are not awarded in English, please have them translated and provide the original together with the translation.

As long as you will have finished all your studies by 1 June 2019 you are welcome to apply. Please provide an overview of the grades that you have already received and state which ones are missing. Furthermore, please point out which estimated final grade you are expected at the time of application and provide official supporting documents for your statements.

Even if you apply for more than one project (you can apply for up to three projects) two letters of recommendation (for the overall GLOMO project) are sufficient.

Please create only one PDF application that contains the different proposals (i.e. all other documents can be inserted just once).

You will hear from us as soon as possible after the application deadline. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to take part in an interview. The interviews will take place at the respective host institution or virtually (video conference).

No, we will review all applications after the application deadline..

The GLOMO consortium will make the final decision as soon as possible after the application deadline so that the position(s) can be filled quickly.

Please note that we cannot give individual feedback on the ongoing process or whether the individual letters of recommendation have arrived or not.

Yes, the references should be included in the 5 pages of your proposal.

If you apply for more than one project (you can apply for up to three projects) one Statement of Knowledge of the host country’s language (including information on the different relevant languages) is sufficient.

The protection of your personal data is important to us. Please notice, that by submitting an application, you agree to the following procedure:
There will be a preselection phase at the GLOMO coordination office in Bamberg. After that your application (including all documents that you submitted) will be forwarded to the potential host institution (i.e. one of our partners in the GLOMO network).
The host institution will take a final decision. It will contact you directly and organise the hiring process according to its applicable laws and regulations.

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