Staff member at home institution selected by the Local Committee of the home institution may be seconded and participate within the project.

Staff member: means an early stage or an experienced researcher or other technical/managerial personnel who is active at his/her home organisation. There must be a formal relationship between the home organisation and the staff member that would normally consist of an employment contract. However, other forms of contractual relationship (e.g. stipends) are also acceptable.

Early stage researcher: means a researcher in the first 4 years (fulltime equivalent) of their research careers, including the period of research training, starting at the date of obtaining the degree which would formally entitle him/her to embark on a doctorate either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the country in which the mobility activities are provided, irrespective whether or not a doctorate is envisaged.

Experienced researcher: means a researcher 1) already in possession of a doctoral degree, independently of the time taken to acquire it or 2) having at least 4 years of research experience (full-time equivalent) after obtaining the degree which formally allows him/her to embark on a doctorate in the country in which the degree/diploma was obtained or in the country where the activities under the project are carried out.

Participant institutions already agreed on the Secondments schedule, nevertheless variation in the secondments schedule might occur. For more information please look at the article Rescheduling the trip.

Every host institution reserves the right to refuse researches whose research plans do not match the institution’s research fields and/or do not meet the institution’s standards.