Requirements for applicants

Requirements for applicants

Selection of the researcher(s)

The Consortium shall select the necessary number of researchers according to the objectives of the project and the indicative distribution of the contract provisions.

Criteria for eligibility of the researcher (s) (as defined in the Annex III):

To be eligible, each researcher must simultaneously fulfill the following criteria at the time of appointment by the beneficiary concerned in the frame of this project.

 Selection criteria

 The recruitment of the INTEGRIM researchers will be a two-stage evaluation procedure. The coordinating institution (University of Deusto) will proceed with the first evaluation step regarding the administrative checks of the general eligibility of the candidates. Since the researchers are contracted by each university, different local selection procedures will have to be respected when it comes to the final decision, but within an established common ground. Through controlling a fair and transparent ‘eligibility check’ in the pre-selection phase, we can guarantee that only those candidates that fit the INTEGRIM profile will end up in the university-directed final decision procedure.

First step: General Eligibility Criteria (pre-selection)

 1.-Criteria for eligibility of the researcher (s) (as defined in the Annex III)

To be eligible, each researcher must simultaneously fulfill the following criteria at the time of appointment by the beneficiary concerned in the frame of this project.

a) Nationality: the researcher may be of any nationality.

b) Mobility:

At the time of appointment, the researcher may not have resided or carried out his/her main activity in the country of the beneficiary for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to his/her recruitment under the project. Short stays such as holidays are not taken into account.

c) Qualifications and research experience:

The researcher must fulfill the requirements associated with Early Stage Researchers as defined in Article III.1:

Early stage researchers: means researchers in the first 4 years (full-time equivalent) of their research careers, including the period of research training, starting at the date of obtaining the degree which would formally entitle them to embark on a doctorate either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the country in which the initial training activities are provided.

The early-stage research positions offered in this call are open to students exploring issues related to migration and the integration of migrants (or other minorities)in European societies, whose doctoral research should fit into the following INTEGRIM themes: Identity and cultural integration (WP1:UDEUSTO, MiReKoç ); Citizenship and political participation (WP2: CEDEM, IMES); Labour and social integration (WP3: SCMR-USO); Urban integration, residential patterns and mobility (WP4:IGOT, Migrinter).

The ESR posts should ideally be assigned to PhD candidates who are already in more advanced stages of their doctoral research and the elaboration of their thesis (applicants should have no more than 4 years of full-time research experience since obtaining the degree that entitles them to pursue doctoral studies). The programme offers them the possibility of enjoying a one-year-long research stay at one of the academic institutions of the network, either to improve their analysis or to develop the corresponding field work for their projects.

2.-Linguistic competence: Accreditation of minimum European C1 English level supported either through an official degree or through the accreditation of at least two years of higher education in English. The University reserves for itself the right of a language test in case of needing to double check the language skills of the candidate.

 3.- University degree on Human and Social Sciences.

 Second step: Applicant and Research Project Basis Eligibility Criteria

 After the pre-selection, each partner institution may interview personally, by telephone or any other telematics means, eligible candidates according to each institution’s regulations and applicants´ suitability, on the basis of the quality of the application, the compatibility of their research experience with one of the INTEGRIM network’s research dimensions and the feasibility to integrate the fellows’ Project Development Plan into the local research training programmes. Two types of criteria would be adopted: general and exclusive criteria:

 A) General criteria:

 -Student transcript:      Academic  Track

                                     Publications, conferences and research experience.

 – Personal interview

– Research project and working plan: Coherence with the research lines and topics of the University where applies.


•  Copy of international passport. (Only main page)

•  Certified copy of Diploma enabling for Doctorate (if this document is not in English, or in the official language of the host University where you apply, then you must attach an official translation) and, if available, diploma supplement.

•  Certified copies of academic transcripts of Diploma Enabling for Doctorate in English or in the official language of the host University

•  Curriculum Vitae in English (Europass model-with contact information of two referees)

•  Letter of Motivation or expression of interest, focusing on why the applicant wants to study at the selected host institution and in this particular programme.

•  A synopsis of their doctoral research project (3 pages)

•  The research project description and working plan. The research project description and working plan for the duration of the INTEGRIM short-term fellowship and how it contributes to the development of their doctoral project. It should be three pages long.

•  Official proof of language abilities (where applicable).

•  If the applicant is married, or in an equivalent legal situation, a marriage certificate or similar.

•  If the applicant has dependent children who are actually being maintained by the researcher, birth certificate (Anex III.8.2.ii)

•  Statement of truth(template provided)

 B) Specific Criteria:

Each University would determine which are those specific criteria that their researchers should fulfill. In any case, a balance between the criteria required by partners institutions must be maintained, and agreed among the partners.

 UDeusto (IDH):

1.Basic Spanish level: no need of documentary support. It will be probed during the interview (personally, by telephone or other telematic means.


1. – Mentions of distinction of, at least, 14/20 over the course of the higher education studies.


1. – Evidence of the research experience based on the published documents or the accreditation of participation in research projects.

2. – 2 academic references (to be uploaded in the online application form “Additional Documents”)


1. – Knowledge of Portuguese language or motivation to learn through attending courses in the language institute of the University of Lisbon.

2. – 2 academic references (to be uploaded in the online application form “Additional Documents”)


1. – Academic degree equivalent to Dutch final university examination

2. – All non-native speakers of English are required to demonstrate sufficient proficiency in English. All Candidates must be able to read textbooks, understand lectures, take part in programme group discussions and undertake written work in English. Applicants with a nationality other than American, Australian, British, Canadian, Irish or New Zealand – as proven by the identity papers submitted – will be required to submit an English test score meeting the entry requirement.


1. – 2 Academic reference letters (to be uploaded in the online application form “Additional Documents”)


1. Contact information of two referees who are familiar with the applicant’s work; we will request recommendation letters for shortlisted candidates


1.- Fluency in spoken and written French (level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) to be proved during the interview. Language courses for foreign students are available at the University of Poitiers.