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CV guidelines


We have simplified our CV guidelines as of the September 2018 call to better correspond to the practices of international funding calls. Use these guidelines to prepare your CV. Please note, however, that the guidelines will be supplemented before the call opens on 10 September 2018. Be sure to finalise your CV according to the supplemented guidelines.

The CV should be no more than two pages long.

Remember to date the CV.

1. Personal details

  • surname, previous surnames, first names
  • year of birth
  • nationality
  • website (URL)
  • researcher identifier, if you have one (e.g. ORCID, Research ID

2. Education and degrees completed

  • degree, date of degree certificate, university, country
  • title of docent, date of certificate, university, scientific discipline

3. Current position

  • start and end date of employment relationship, job description, employer, place of work
  • secondary occupations, other key tasks and commitments relevant for the research

4. Previous work experience

  • start and end dates of previous employment relationships or grant periods (the most recent one first); enter job description, employer and place of work or funding organisation as well as possible part-time nature of work
  • previous secondary occupations, other key tasks and commitments relevant for the research

5. Career breaks

  • e.g. family leaves, military or non-military service, other leaves of absence or career breaks (with start and end dates, and duration in months)
  • The inclusion of the above information is optional, but it may have a positive impact on the review of your application and your eligibility, for instance, when the call requires a specific career stage.

6. Personal research funding and grants

  • funding period, source of funding, amount of funding
  • role in the preparation of funding applications for a research group (name of principal investigator)

7. Leadership and supervision experience

  • involvement in supervising postdoctoral researchers (supervisory role as main/primary/responsible or secondary supervisor, number of supervised researchers or their names and graduation dates)
  • experience as officially appointed supervisor to undergraduate and post-graduate students/doctoral students (supervisory role as main/primary/responsible or secondary supervisor, number of supervised researchers or their names and graduation dates, or estimated graduation date)
  • experience as leader of research work

8. Experience of organising scientific meetings

  • dates, event, your role, number of participants

9. Patents, inventions, awards and honours

  • patents and inventions
  • awards, prizes and honours granted for scientific, artistic or research merits or based on your academic career

10. Other key scientific or academic merits

  • period (year), position, organisation/country
  • for instance:
    • service as pre-examiner or opponent of a doctoral dissertation or as member on dissertation committees (abroad), evaluation of scientific or artistic competence
    • service as member on international peer review committees for funding applications, membership in other national or international expert, evaluation or steering groups, experience as referee for scientific and scholarly journals
    • administrative responsibilities at higher education institutions or research organisations, responsibilities in the higher education community
    • key roles in international research projects or research infrastructures, invited keynote lectures abroad
    • key artistic merits
    • merits related to open science: production and distribution of research results and research data
    • other expert positions

11. Memberships and positions of trust in scientific societies

  • period (year), position, organisation/country
  • for instance:
    • positions as member or editor on editorial boards of scientific and scholarly journals and publication series
Last modified 3 Jul 2018
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