INTAS Call for Young NIS Scientists Fellowships is now open with a deadline 
on 26 April 2002.

NIS scientist under 35 can apply for a fellowship within the INTAS Young  NIS Scientists Programme that offers four different types of grants:
 project-linked, PhD (equivalent to studying for a candidate degree), newly  qualified postdoctoral and experienced postdoctoral fellowships.

INTAS grants provide young scientists with additional funding during their  early years in research in their NIS institute plus the opportunity to  develop international contacts or undertake training in an INTAS member  state.

The duration of the fellowships ranges from six months to two years  depending on the type of grant. The financial support varies from Euro  3,500 per year for a project-linked fellowship to Euro 6,000 for an  experienced postdoctoral fellowship. As INTAS actively encourages young
scientists to develop contacts with their Western peers, training periods  and/or short-term visits in an INTAS member state are compulsory for all  fellowships, except the project-linked fellowships.

Built on the experience of its Call for Fellowships closed in August 2001,  INTAS has improved its electronic submission system called IDES for Young  Scientists. Interested candidates are invited to submit their application  for a fellowship through the IDES (Intas Data Entry System) by 26 April  2002, after which they will be assessed by peer review. INTAS expects the
successful young scientists to start their fellowship early November 2002.

In parallel, INTAS will continue to accept, four times a year, applications  for conference grants from scientists involved in its projects. The next  deadlines are 15 January, 15 April, 15 July and 15 October 2002.

The rules and application forms for all fellowships and project-linked  conference grants are available on the website under <Funding  Opportunities> ( ) or from

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