Fellowship & Grant details

Fellowship posted by University of Nottingham Physics & Astronomy (12/11/2012 11.31)

Marie Curie Actions funded fellowship Logo awarded to any 'Human Resources Strategy 4 Researchers' (HRS4R) Acknowledged Institution. ACRITAS

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ACRITAS (Actuation and Characterisation at the Single Bond Limit) is a Marie Curie Initial Training Network whose primary focus is advanced training and research in scanning probe-based nanoscience at the single bond limit. (The Latin word for force, acritas, seemed particularly appropriate for the title of the network given that the science is driven by atomic force microscopes). ACRITAS runs for four years from Oct. 2012, involves eleven core partners and thirteen associate partners spanning academia, industry, professional bodies, and NGOs.

Research Fields

Physics - Surface physics
Chemistry - Physical chemistry

Eligibility criteria

Candidates must be in the first 4 years of their research careers and have not been awarded a doctorate degree. Preference will be given to candidates with a first degree in Physics or Chemistry . (If the degree is in Chemistry there should be a strong background in physical chemistry). As part of our commitment to promoting diversity we encourage applications from women. To comply with the Marie Curie Actions rule for mobility, applicants must not have resided, worked, or studied in the UK for more than 12 months in the 3 years prior to Nov. 2012.

The fellowship will entail secondments to at least one core and one associate network partner. See for a list of all ACRITAS partners.

Selection process


Programme Description
Number of awards per year12
Annual budget3,882,671.84 EUR
Frequency of callsOnce
International mobility required ?yes
Eligible destination country/ies for fellowsGermany, Ireland, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom
Eligibility of fellows: country/ies of residenceAll
Eligibility of fellows: nationality/iesAll
Website of Fellowship
Fellowship's Details
Career StageEarly stage researcher or 0-4 yrs (Post graduate)
Research ProfilesFirst Stage Researcher (R1)
Employment contract with full social securityyes
Covers salaryyes
Covers travel and subsistenceyes
Covers research costsyes
Maximum duration of fellowship36
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Application deadline


Application website

Other fellowship details


EU Research Framework Programme

FP7/People-Marie Curie Actions (except COFUND)

EU Contract Number


Funding organisation / Contacts
University of Nottingham Physics & Astronomy

School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham NG7 2RD Nottingham - United Kingdom