SBA + ERCIM
SBA is via AARIT part of the ABCDE project and will accept follows that want to join the research center.
Initiated in 1992 and open to PhD holders from Europe and all over the world, the Alain Bensoussan Fellowship Programme (ABFP) is designed for ICT students, researchers and professionals. Funded entirely by ERCIM members, the ABFP yields about 20 fellows per year on average.
Focusing on inter-sectoral ICT research and lasting generally 18 months, the fellowships are composed of two 9-month periods (9+9) to be spent in two different ERCIM institutes (located in two European countries) to foster trans-national mobility. Fellowships of 12 months hosted by one single ERCIM institution are also considered. In such cases, short research visits to other institutes are required in order to meet the training and mobility objectives of the programme.
Throughout the programme, the fellows are supported by the ERCIM Human Resource Task Force in driving their personal development scheme and to assist them in their future career plans, whether in European research institutions or in European Industry.
We believe ABCDE will provide a real opportunity to further develop and improve the already robust and self-sustainable Alain Bensoussan Fellowship Programme. Moreover, given the strategic nature of this training scheme focusing on ICT and novel technologies, COFUND support in up-scaling this Fellowship Programme would also enhance its impact over European research and competitiveness at large.