Finances

Programme funding:

In 2016 the EuroTech Universities Alliance has applied for co-funding from the MSCA COFUND scheme to start a communal co-funded postdoc programme, Eurotech Postdoc Programme, and gotten it.

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

The funding from MSCA is not sufficient to cover the full living allowance of a postdoc fellow and thus the remainder of the allowance has to be paid by the 4 universities. The payment model changes from university to 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 questions.

If your department is to host a fellow, you will be contacted by the PMO with more DTU-specific information.

 

EPFL: information coming soon. 

 

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 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.

 

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.

 

Family allowances

Family allowances are granted under the EuroTechPostdoc scheme.