Apply for ARC CBBC membership

Deadline: 1 September 2016

27 June 2016

Researchers from Dutch universities and knowledge institutes can apply until 1 September 2016 for CBBC Membership. The aim is to select the best researchers from scientific and R&D communities in the Netherlands. CBBC Members are invited to form teams, propose project plans and gain excess for further in-depth discussions with fellow Members and the companies involved. Participation in CBBC projects is only possible with a CBBC Membership.

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Procedure

Nominations are divided into two categories: experienced researchers and young researchers/emerging talent; the latter category refers to nominees who completed a PhD less than 15 years ago. An application includes a CV and a letter explaining how the candidate believes he or she can contribute to the main research themes of ARC CBBC (CV + letter in total max. 4 pages). You can submit your application to info@arc-cbbc.nl ultimately 1 September 2016.

The Scientific Advisory Board advises the Executive Board on the nominees. The Executive Board makes the final decision regarding the new ARC CBBC Members. New members who are not affiliated with one of the three ARC CBBC research hubs will have to sign an Accession Agreement to adhere to the CBBC procedures and regulations. The CBBC Membership is granted for a period of five years. After five years, the membership is reevaluated by the Scientific Advisory Board. The call for CBBC Membership is published annually. CBBC Membership is an individual Membership and is awarded to individuals, not to research groups.

Assessment criteria for experienced researchers

  • In the top 10% of his/her international peer group;
  • Excellence as demonstrated by scientific publications of international standing and/or other achievements; Inspires enthusiasm for research and/or technology;
  • Demonstrably capable of successfully developing his/her own new, innovative line of research;
  • Holds a prominent position, both nationally and internationally;
  • Demonstrable leadership and coaching skills;
  • Motivated to contribute to the main research themes of CBBC (see Figure 1); and
  • Track record in collaboration with industry.

 Assessment criteria for young researchers

  • In the top 10% of his/her international peer group;
  • Excellence as demonstrated e.g. by a PhD dissertation, publications, and/or other scientific achievements;
  • Inspiring enthusiasm for research and/or technology;
  • Demonstrably capable of generating innovative ideas and independently developing them successfully;
  • Holds a very good position, both nationally and internationally;
  • Capable of leading and supervising other researchers and staff; and
  • Motivated to contribute to the main research themes of CBBC (see Figure 1).

Less than 15 years must have elapsed between the date of the formal PhD award and the deadline of 1 September 2016.

Research themes

As point of reference for the motivation on how to contribute to the main research themes of ARC CBBC, please use Figure 1 for guidance.

 

Figure 1: outline scope of ARC CBBCFigure 1: outline scope of ARC CBBC

Scientific advisory board

The Scientific Advisory Board consists of outstanding independent academic experts, each one a leader in his/her own field of research. The list of Scientific Advisory Board members will be published in July.

Indicative timetable

1 September Deadline for application
September 2016  Assessment by Scientific Advisory Board
October 2016  Decision making and outcome  

Eligible institutions

The submission of applications for CBBC Membership is open to researchers from the following knowledge institutions:

  • Dutch universities
  • NWO and KNAW institutes
  • TO2 institutes

Questions

Questions can be addressed by email to info@arc-cbbc.nl.

Source: NWO