Promotion of Young Researchers

Promotion of Young Researchers and Scholarships

Mobility grant for young researchers

The CURAC offers mobility grants for young researchers. The scholarships serve for the initiation or continuation of a scientific cooperation in computer- and robot-assisted surgery or in adjacent fields (computer and robot support in radiotherapy and interventional radiology). The grant supports one or more guest stays of PhD students / postdocs in a host institution locally or abroad with the goal to conduct experiments, develop soft- and hardware in a suitable environment, and / or to initiate third-party funded projects, such that the funding has the character of start-up financing. Supported items include direct mobility costs, such as travel expenses and local rents. The CURAC plans to support several junior scientists and their projects via the scholarship. The amount of each individual scholarship is not limited, but the requested sum must be reasonable.

Requirements for funding

• Maximum age: usually 35 years (excluding parental leave periods)

• CURAC membership

Application documents to be submitted

• Cover letter and motivation

• Two-sided work schedule, including a short description of preliminary work

• Detailed list of the applied funds

• Max. two-sided CV (including list of publications and patents, if applicable)

Deadline for submission: June, 30 each year

Decision about the grant: August, 15

The submitted applications are reviewed and prioritized by the CURAC board (with consultation of further experts, if necessary). The CURAC reserves the right to support applicants with partial amounts.

The CURAC mobility grant is awarded at the annual CURAC meeting.

Travel grant for the annual CURAC meeting

 

CURAC offers travel grants to a maximum amount of 500 EUR to attend the annual CURAC meeting.

Applicants should be among the top 30% of the Paper ranking (in 2010: >68 points) and should be 35 years or younger.

Applications are to be submitted informally to the CURAC office.

 

CURAC Contact

CURAC Office
c/o Gabriele Schäfer
Albstraße 45
D-70597 Stuttgart

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