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CV guidelines


We have simplified our CV guidelines to better correspond to the practices of international funding calls. The guidelines were updated for the September 2018 call.

The CV should be no more than two pages long.

1. Personal details

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

2. Education and degrees completed

  • date of degree certificate, degree, university, country; the most recent one first
  • date of certificate, title of docent, scientific discipline, university

3. Current position

  • start and end date of employment relationship, job description, employer and place of work; indicate possible part-time nature 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; enter 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 and type, source and 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. Teaching experience

  • dates, task, subject, university/institute and country

9. Experience of organising scientific meetings

  • dates, event, your role, number of participants

10. 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

11. 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 international keynote lectures
    • key artistic merits
    • merits related to open science: production and distribution of research results and research data
    • other expert positions

12. Memberships and positions of trust in scientific societies

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

13. Link to complete CV (if necessary)

Last modified 15 Aug 2018
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