Finances

Programme funding:

The  EuroTech Universities Alliance have received financial support from the MSCA COFUND scheme to start a communal co-funded postdoc programme, the EurotechPostdoc Programme

The majority of the funding (89 %) from MSCA will be used to fund living allowances (salary) for 80 fellows who will each be hired for a period of 24 months.

The rest of the MSCA funding (11 %) will be used to run the Programme (overhead for 4 programme management offices, webpage, advertisement, event costs etc.). The hosting department cannot pull on these resources.

This is in accordance with the contract between the primary beneficiary, TUM, and the EU commission and in accordance with the partnership agreement between the 4 universities.

 

Living allowances/salaries

In accordance with the MSCA COFUND scheme, the salary of the hired postdoctoral fellow must be completed by the host university.

DTU: the local programme management office pays the remainder of the living allowance up to a set salary level. If the host department pays the fellow more than set salary level, the department will have to cover the additional costs.  Contact local programme manager Stine Work Brodersen, oerstedpostdoc@adm.dtu.dk for any questions.

If your department is to host a fellow, the PMO will contact you and will provide more DTU-specific information.

 

EPFL: The host laboratory is responsible for co-funding the salary of the hired fellow according to EPFL rules for postdoctoral researchers. Salaries depend on the researcher’s experience and include social security benefits: AVS [pension funds], AC [unemployment insurance], health and accident insurance, pregnancy and parental benefits. Pease, contact Human Resources of the hosting research department for more information.

 

TU/e: The local programme management office pays the remainder of the living allowance up to a set salary level. The fellow will be employed according to the Dutch Collective Labour Agreement for Universities. TU/e offers an attractive benefits package with additional holiday and end-of-year bonuses.

The hosting or co-hosting department covers all research costs incl. use of infrastructure and materials. The hosting or co-hosting department covers all project related travel costs, e.g. to conferences, research stays or field trips. Private travel expenses are to be held by the fellow.

 

TUM: The local programme management office pays the remainder of the living allowance up to a set salary level. The fellow will be employed according to the German Agreement for Universities.

The hosting or co-hosting department or chair covers all research costs incl. use of infrastructure and materials. The hosting or co-hosting department or chair covers all project related travel costs, e.g. to conferences, research stays or field trips. Private travel expenses are to be held by the fellow.

 

Living allowances during research stays/secondments

The hosting department is to pay living allowances during research stays and/or secondments.

If the fellow has a secondment in industry, and the company in question offers to pay the salary for the secondment period, the host university can extend the fellowship with the same period as the secondment.

 

Research costs

The hosting or co-hosting department covers all research costs incl. use of infrastructure and materials.

 

Travel

The hosting or co-hosting department covers all project related travel costs, e.g. to conferences, research stays or field trips.

Private travel expenses, including moving from home country to host country, are to be held by the fellow.