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Strategic project for post-doctoral grants

 

"Postdoctoral performance through European Research Area Integration"
PERFORM-ERA
ID - 57649


2010-2013
POSDRU/89/1.5/S/57649

EUROPEAN SOCIAL FUND
Sectoral Operational Programme Human Resources Development 2007 – 2013

 

Priority Axis 1: Education and Training in Support for Growth and Development of Knowledge Based Society;

Key area of Intervention 1.5: Doctoral and Post-doctoral Programmes in Support of Research;

 

 

The strategic project " Postdoctoral Performance through European Research Area Integration" (PERFORM-ERA) ID 57649 is financed by the Structural Funds Programme SOP HRD. The project is coordinated by the "Gheorghe Asachi" Technical University's Vice-Rectors' Office for Scientific Research.

 

Coordinator: "Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University of Iaşi (www.tuiasi.ro)

 

There are five faculties of  the "Gheorghe Asachi"  Technical University of Iaşi involved in project implementation, as listed below:
         The Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Environmental Protection
         The Faculty of Automation and Computers
         The Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Applied Informatics
         The Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technology
         The Faculty of Hydrotechnics, Geodesy and Environmental Engineering

 

Associate:   "Politehnica" University of Timisoara (www.upt.ro)
 

                 • Project Manager: Prof. dr. eng. Nicolae Vaszilcsin

 

Total Project Budget: EUR 20,813,320 of which EUR 20,016,735 grant.

 

Postdoctoral research fields:
            1. Environment - Sustainable Development
            2. High-Performance Materials
            3. Computers and Information Technology
            4. Innovative Technologies

 

Youth post-doctoral researchers supported by the project: 54, out of which 39 in the "Gheorghe Asachi" Technical University of Iasi and 15 in the "Politehnica" University of Timisoara.
Postdoctoral scholarships are granted for 34 months (2010-2013) and 24 months (2011 - 2013), in accordance with the application of the project.

 

The project aims to support scientific research in interdisciplinary areas and international cooperation with prestigious universities in Europe, such as Vienna University of Technology, Technical University of Munich, Technical University of Denmark, University of Manchester, Technical University of Lisbon, Universities of Mulhouse, Université Claude Bernard de Lyon (France), Université du Pau et Pays de l'Adour (France), Delft University of Technology (Netherlands), etc.

 

General objectives:
• Training a generation of outstanding researchers, highly competitive on the modern and flexible labor market by continuing postdoctoral training in an integrated interdisciplinary program.
• The project aims at continuous improvement of human resources, which will ensure integration into European Education Area (EHEA) and Research (ERA), the development of the knowledge society, achieving the effect of obtaining top priority scientific results that will ensure growth performance and internationally notoriety of Romanian research and education.

 

Specific project objectives:

• Establishing a post-doctoral school that will enable a total of 54 post-doctoral researchers, stimulating and developing interdisciplinary thematic programs in priority research fields by identifying areas of common interest of the different active research cores (Information Society Technologies, energy, environment, biotechnologies, innovative materials an products) at national and European R & D Strategy 2007-2013.

• Increasing the human capital and its competitiveness through the selection of doctors specializing in priority research field, which will be granted funding to continue their research through post-doc programs carried out in Romania, with stated intention to reduce the brain-drain phenomenon.

• Intensive and optimal utilization of the high-performance research infrastructure available to associate institutions, research platforms and laboratories, resulting in mastering by young researchers of the most modern techniques and equipment.

• Improving national and international academic mobility of researchers providing their contact with high level of EC research, developing new collaborations and partnerships with research and education institutions abroad.

• Strengthening national and transnational collaborations and develop new partnerships in priority areas of research at national and European level, especially those with interdisciplinary profile, in order to establish research networks, including the participation of manufacturing facilities, activities that young people will bring their contribution to.

• Post-doc researchers assimilation as members of the academic community and their involvement in specific academic activities (teaching, research).


Schedule:

1st Year: 1 April 2010 - 31 March 2011

A1.1. Information and publicity through mass media and other forms on project and publishing post-doc positions

A1.2. Selection of candidates (for 34 months) Setting up /concluding postdoctoral studies contracts under applicable law and internal regulations of the institution; Setting up the interdisciplinary research themes portfolio in priority research fields;

A1.3. Selection of candidates (for 24 months) Setting up /concluding postdoctoral studies contracts under applicable law and internal regulations of the institution; Setting up the interdisciplinary research themes portfolio in priority research fields;

A1.4. Project initiation workshop

A1.5. Setting up / development of a postdoctoral program database and website, including a intranet section;

A1.6. Development of innovative activities and actions throughout the post-doctoral program (i.e. establishing research teams such as "mentor – post-doctoral student” on proposed research themes, training on high-performance equipment)

A1.7. Post-doctoral students’ financial support as research grants

A1.8. Coherent and complementary infrastructure development through acquisition of advanced equipment, technology and multimedia IT and / or up-gradation of the existing base

A1.9. Supporting publishing the research results and granting access to international databases for post-doctoral students

A1.10. National / transnational activities: ensuring the post-doc students’ mobility through internships, participation in scientific meetings, study visits, mobility implementation team for establishing new partnerships or consolidation of the existing ones, participation in specific research fields of post-doctoral students

A1.11. Organizing meetings of post-doc researchers at the postdoctoral school, including workshops organization for dissemination of project results at the end of the first operative year;

A1.12. Activities monitoring (of post-docs students / mentor teams, post-doctoral students’ scientific tutoring by mentors), information / advertising, financial management / human resources mobility monitoring, performance indicators tracking.

 

2nd Year: 1 April 2011 - 31 March 2012

A.2.1. Ensuring post-doctoral students’ financial support as research grants

A.2.2. Coherent and complementary infrastructure development through acquisition of advanced equipment, technology and multimedia IT and / or up-gradation of the existing base

A.2.3. Updating and maintaining doctoral programs website and database

A.2.4. Innovative activities designed to support interdisciplinary character by stimulating research themes in cooperation with universities / research centres of Europe;

A.2.5. Publishing and inventions proposal submission in order to capitalize on the implementable proven results

A.2.6. Establishing specific training modules (math modelling and simulation, research ethics, invention, research project management) and education on non-discrimination, sustainable development and environmental protection;

A.2.7. National / transnational activities: ensuring the post-doc students’ mobility through internships, participation in scientific meetings, study visits, mobility implementation team for establishing new partnerships or consolidation of the existing ones, participation in specific research fields of post-doctoral students

A.2.8. Developing project’s best practice guidelines;

A.2.9. Activities to disseminate research and project results: organizing seminars, organizing workshops for dissemination of project results / best practices after the second year; organizing interdisciplinary thematic workshops with the participation of specialists from EC

A.2.10. Activities monitoring (of post-docs students / mentor teams, post-doctoral students’ scientific tutoring by mentors), information / advertising, financial management / human resources mobility monitoring, performance indicators tracking.

 

3rd Year: 1 April 2012 - 31 March 2013

A.3.1. Ensuring post-doctoral students’ financial support as research grants

A.3.2. Coherent and complementary infrastructure development through acquisition of advanced equipment, technology and multimedia IT and / or up-gradation of the existing base

A.3.3. Updating and maintaining doctoral programs website and database

A.3.4. National / transnational activities: ensuring the post-doc students’ mobility through internships, participation in scientific meetings, study visits, mobility implementation team for establishing new partnerships or consolidation of the existing ones, participation in specific research fields of post-doctoral students

A.3.5. Publishing and inventions proposal submission in order to capitalize on the priority research fields results

A.3.6. Activities to disseminate research and project results: organizing seminars/workshops; organizing interdisciplinary thematic workshops with the participation of specialists from EC; organizing final/ best practices workshops on the end of the project

A.3.7. Activities of monitoring (of post-docs students / mentor teams, post-doctoral students’ scientific tutoring by mentors), information / advertising, financial management / human resources mobility monitoring, performance indicators tracking.

 

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