How to apply

The 2018 iCARE-2 Call for fellowships is now closed. A second call will be released in 2019.
Please download the Call for more details about eligibility criteria and the application process. Application can be submitted only through our online system:
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Tips for applicants

To make sure you submit a successful application, remember these two key points:

We have prepared a short presentation to guide you through the whole process. This is based on our long experience in fellowships applications as well as on previous applicants suggestions. Take the time to read it: it will be helpful!






CALL OPEN

SUMBISSION DEADLINE

NOTIFICATION OF PRELIMINARY RESULTS

INTERVIEW AND ETHICS REVIEW

NOTIFICATION OF FINAL RESULTS

START OF FELLOWSHIPS

FAQs

You should always read the full call text carefully to make sure you have included all the required information in your application. The full call text will always list all required information and annexes/forms. There are some basic eligibility requirement, which you need to fulfill in addition to required annexes/forms. If you do not meet the eligibility requirements, your application will be rejected without being reviewed.
There are 3 types of iCARE-2 fellowships: Incoming, Re-integration and Outgoing.
Incoming and Re-integration fellowships must be carried out in a Hosting Institution located in Italy. Outgoing fellowships must be carried out in a Hosting Institution outside Italy.
Please see the full call text for eligibility criteria.
No. Eligibility criteria are described in detail in the Call text.
All applications must be submitted electronically via AIRC online submission form here.
Your application must contain all required annexes (please see full call text) and be submitted as one compiled PDF file. You must use the available templates provided at the website.
Yes, if you can demonstrate that you have at least 4 years Full-Time Equivalent Research Experience. Supporting documentation may be asked by AIRC officers.
Full-Time Equivalent Research Experience is calculated from the date when you obtained the degree (master's degree) which would formally entitle you to embark on a doctorate. Only postgraduate research experience is relevant for this purpose. Other professional activities are not taken into account, no matter when these took place. Research done during your master's degree therefore does not count.
No, you cannot modify your application after the deadline. It is however possible to send to AIRC papers in press by July 22. Papers received by this deadline will be forwarded to the reviewers.
The decision is expected to be made at the beginning of November. Offers will be communicated by e-mail. It is therefore important that you have access to and regularly check your e-mail at this time.
No. You only have to complete the Ethics Self-Assessment indicating for each relevant question all information required and describing how you will obtain the necessary documents. You will be requested to provide to AIRC the required documents only if the fellowship is funded and only before the beginning of the experiments arising ethical issues.
The mobility check form is meant to assure that you comply with the mobility rules at the base of iCARE-2 fellowship program. In the application form a video tutorial is also available. If you need additional help, please contact airc.direzione-scientifica@airc.it
No, iCARE-2 call for fellowships has a bottom-up approach: applicants are free to decide the topic of their project (in the field of cancer research) as well as the lab where to carry out their activity. Applicants must contact the head of the lab of their choice and agree with him/her their research plan.
Reviewers are instructed to take into consideration research interruptions due to maternity leave or to other reasons. Maternity leave, however, does not affect the eligibility of the applicant.
In iCARE-2 there isn’t a section dedicated to patents. Applicants can indicate them in the “Award” form (up to 5 records can be listed), in the “Proposal main body” and in the “Personal statement”, depending also on their relevance for the project.
There are two categories of training opportunities:
  1. Scientific training: it includes seminars, workshops, international conferences, technical courses, …
  2. Transferable skills training: including courses and/or seminars about grant writing, intellectual property rights, research integrity, public speaking, …
In the letter of acceptance by the Hosting Institution the head of the hosting lab must describe which training opportunities (in both categories) will be offered by the Hosting Institution to the fellow. If the applicant is interested in attending additional training activities, these must be mentioned in the Personal Statement section and, if they are relevant to the development of the research project described in the application, also in the Proposal Main Body.
Each applicant should provide ONE letter of presentation.
If present, preliminary data support the feasibility of the research project proposed. We suggest applicants to discuss and agree the proposed research project with the supervisor, and identify preliminary data already produced in the lab.
In the letter of acceptance by the Hosting Institution the head of the hosting lab must describe which training opportunities will be offered by the Hosting Institution to the fellow. If the applicant is interested in attending additional training activities, these must be mentioned in the Personal Statement section and, if they are relevant to the development of the research project described in the application, also in the Proposal Main Body.

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Webinar

An introductory 1-hour webinar about the iCARE-2 call for fellowships 2018 is scheduled on May, 29 2018 at 3PM CEST.

Topics covered by the WEBINAR are:

  • What is iCARE-2?
  • Who can apply?
  • Evaluation steps
  • 5 tips
  • Q&A session

Don’t miss this opportunity to get more insight in iCARE-2 program!