Build the European food safety knowledge ecosystem, ensuring safe food as the basis for healthy diets and sustainable food systems.
This call is focuaed on the selection of hosting sites and fellows for EU-FORA.
The specific objectives of this call are to:
The EU-FORA programme will establish a regular 12-month learning-by-doing fellowship, the objectives of which are to:
The main focus of the EU-FORA fellowship programme will be targeted to activities falling within EFSA’s remit, so as to attract professionals from relevant fields such as: agriculture, biochemistry, bioinformatics, biology, biometrics, biotechnology, chemistry, dietary exposure, environmental sciences, epidemiology, food science, food technology, genetics, health and food safety, human medicine, life sciences, mathematics, microbiology, molecular biology, natural sciences, nutrition, pharmacy, public health, statistics, toxicology, veterinary medicine or related areas.
Specifically, the call seeks to identify consortia of hosting sites and fellow sending organisations, both of which must be competent organisations under Art. 36 of the EFSA Founding Regulation.
The total amount per grant (for each fellow) is €55.000.
This amount is intended to support all costs of both the fellow sending organisation and the hosting site.
EFSA intends to fund proposals for the placement of 15 fellows.
Applicants (coordinator and partner in the consortium) must be included in the Article 36 list of eligible organisations. Applications made by consortium in which partners are not on the Article 36 list will be excluded.
Proposals submitted by consortium:
The proposal must be submitted by a consortium of 2 eligible organisations, from 2 different EU countries, Norway or Iceland. The applicant (consortium leader) is responsible for identifying consortium partners. The fellow hosting site will be the consortium leader (applicant) and will propose a work programme and be responsible of the training of the fellow. The other partner in the consortium is the fellow sending organisation and will propose a fellow to be trained under the proposal.
Applicants may search for a consortium partner through:
For help related to this call, please contact: EFSAProcurement@efsa.europa.eu