#Ukraine: providing and receiving support



BoostUrCAreer project aims at implementing at Université Côte d’Azur and with the support from the European Commission and the Conseil Region Sud-Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur a multidisciplinary doctoral programme in e-health.

Eurodoc is a member of the Advisory board of the H2020-MSCA-COFUND project “BoostUrCareer”. The Vice-President, Auréa Cophignon, is representing Eurodoc in this Advisory board.

What is the BoostUrCAreer project?

This programme wishes to attract to the French Riviera 15 early-career researchers (ECRs) with the world highest academic, creative and innovative potentials and enhance their employability. The proposed programme will foster interdisciplinary, intersectoral and international experiences with the objective of contributing to creating a new generation of PhDs equipped for both academic and non-academic careers in e-health and inclined to the great research and innovation challenges of tomorrow. In line with the strategy of excellence, interdisciplinary and innovation pursued by Université Côte d'Azur, every doctoral project will have to associate two laboratories of the University and a foreign academic partner. BoostUrCAreer will thus provide a diversified education combining the most fundamental aspects of research with the practice of transfer toward the socio-economic world. This dual expertise represents a real added value for career development and is acquired thanks to specific trainings on practical and transferable skills and a six-month mobility abroad at an international research laboratory. In addition, a close follow-up by two academic supervisors in fundamental laboratories as well as by an academic tutor and a local non-academic mentor will ensure the quality of doctoral theses and further facilitate the ECRs’ integration to the workforce.

To this end, Université Côte d'Azur will launch 2 international call for proposal campaigns: the first one in May 2019 and the second one in January 2020 to attract high potential applicants. Prior to the launch of the call for proposal campaigns, an internal call for PhD topics was launched among the researchers working for Université Côte d'Azur or one of its members. After a rigorous selection, the University has selected 30 PhD topics from which the applicants will have to choose from. Once recruited, the ECRs will have 42 months to complete their PhD including the six-month mobility abroad.