A: To be an eligible MINDED candidate, make sure you:
A: Firstly, applications will be evaluated based on:
Candidates, who have successfully passed the first selection step, will be contacted for an interview. The evaluation will focus on:
A: The Research proposal requirements are the following:
It is advisable to use the template here provided, to ensure all parts are complete
A: No, only one research proposal will be accepted for each candidate.
A: The Grand Research Challenges listed below constitute the backbone of the MINDED initiative. Applicants for MINDED fellowships have to develop their research proposal around one or more of these challenges.
Cognitive Neuroscience Robotics
A: Yes, MINDED aims to develop a strong collaboration between the people and the laboratories involved in the programme. IIT Genova would always be scientifically involved and would provide the administrative support, despite of that, part of research activities will be carried out in the partners’ labs (up to 50%).
A: All applicants will receive a feedback via e-mail. Applications that do not meet the eligibility criteria will be rejected. Applicants will receive an email stating the reason for rejection and detailed instructions for redressing.
A: After one year of basic training in nanomedicine, molecular neuroscience or cognitive neuroscience robotics at IIT, four MINDED researchers will be selected for a business development-training path. The selection will be performed according to the criteria already implemented by the UniBO-Launchpad platform at the University of Bologna. Following this path, MINDED fellows will acquire specific skills in the area of management, technology and entrepreneurship.
A: Certainly, career breaks for justified reasons (military service, parenthood, family care or illness) will be properly considered to ensure a fair selection.
A: The MINDED fellowship is of 63,000 Euro and this is subject to taxes, national insurance and pension deductions, at the current Italian rates. The actual salary for a MINDED fellow would be of about 45.000 Euro (54,000 USD), after pension deduction and insurances (Healthcare and Life/Accident), but before taxes.
PLEASE NOTE that, this is an estimate. The actual numbers might be affected by exemptions and deductions related to family members, newborn bonuses, etc etc. For this reason, the actual salary has to be calculated specifically for each individual, on a case-by-case scenario.
The salary will be paid in Euro by IIT via wire transfer at the end of every month (12 payments).
A: MINDED fellows are fully responsible for their living costs at secondments. This is already included in their salary. Expenses for participation to workshops, conferences and summer schools organized by MINDED are fully covered by the programme.
A: Yes, MINDED will cover the costs to participate to conferences/events organized by MINDED as well as other conferences connected to the MINDED research activities.
A: The transition of a MINDED Fellow to the faculty rank is indeed a sign of success for the programme. However, such a new position is not compatible with MINDED salary, which will be discontinued.
IMPORTANTLY, the new junior faculty, formerly a MINDED fellow, could be involved in the MINDED activities and benefit from participating in meetings, workshops and hosting MINDED fellows.
A: Yes, IIT through the “We care” Human Resources Office helps scientists with family reunion procedures. It is very important that the Marriage certificate is translated and legalized beforehand so that the procedure can run smoothly. The couple is expected to live and stay in Italy at least 6 months for the whole procedure to be finalized. The residence permit will be issued for about 12 months and it will be valid in the Schengen countries.