The University of Deusto welcomes 10 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) selected in the first call of the 6i Dirs project. 6i Dirs is a project funded by European Commission’s Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND Action aiming to recruit 19 outstanding Early Stage Researchers for doctoral training to generate international, interdisciplinary, intersectoral, innovative, inclusive and impactful projects and dissertations. The project aspires to support and broaden their career prospects and promote their social contributions.
Although some of the selected candidates haven't still been able to arrive to Bilbao (due to the mobility restrictions imposed by the pandemic), on 7 October the majority of the group attended either presencially or remotely a welcoming session. Representatives from the International Research Project Office (IRPO), Deusto International Research School (DIRS) and the Human Resources Department presented the 6i model (the main axis of the project and of the University of Deusto to foster research internationalisation and excellence), as well as the details and the project specific objectives and other practical aspects of the University.
The 10 selected candidates of this first call have been chosen through an open, transparent, merit-based, impartial, equitable and internationally advertised procedure in alignment with European Commission’s requirements. The group respects gender balance and a great diversity of geographical origins. They will take part in a high-quality PhD training, being incorporated into five doctoral programmes and the respective excellent research teams. The candidates will be also working closely with DEUSTO’s 5 interdisciplinary research platforms and 4 interdisciplinary areas.
The 6i Dirs project will launch a second call at the beginning of 2021 to recruit 9 additional researchers. Full information on the vacancies and specific requirements will soon be published at the project website.
6i Dirs project receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement Nº847624.