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DocWalker: PhD International Mobility Program

Université Côte d’Azur “Networks, Information, and Digital Society” Academy of Excellence and the «Digital Systems for Humans» Graduate school support 1 to 3 months PhD stays in academic research laboratories abroad.


What is DocWalker?

DocWalker action aims to allow doctoral students from Université Côte d'Azur (UCA) within the scope of EUR DS4H / Academy NIDS to spend a period of 1 to 3 months in an academic research laboratory abroad. This doctoral stay must contribute to the scientific advancement of the thesis with the additional expertise of the foreign laboratory hosting the doctoral student.
This stay must be in line with the subject of the thesis and does not guarantee any possible extension of the thesis duration decided by the doctoral schools STIC and DESPEG.
The duration of doctoral stays may vary between 1 and 3 months. The mobility will have to take place in 2020 with a return date prior to November 15th, 2020.

Funding modality

The funding of the doctoral mobility action takes place as the reimbursement of travel expenses with the possibility of obtaining an advance payment equal to 75% of the total expenses reimbursed.
Supported expenses correspond to the eligible expenses according to the UCA mission guide, namely travel expenses between the place of residence and the host laboratory abroad, accommodation and meals (see table in Appendix A). The amounts reimbursed are calculated on the basis of 25% of the daily allowances set depending on the different countries (see table in Appendix B). The reimbursement of meals only corresponds to 35% of these allowances.
Repatriation insurance and if necessary liability insurance will also be provided.

Hosting Contract

A hosting contract must be signed between the laboratory or UCA center and the foreign host university prior to the departure of the doctoral student stipulating the conditions of access to the foreign laboratory, and the management of the intellectual property generated during the stay. UCA's Research, Development and Innovation Department (DRVI) will provide support for the establishment and signing of these hosting contracts, except in specific cases.

Answering the call

The response document for the outgoing doctoral mobility call is available on the Nuxeo platform.
It must be submitted on the Nuxeo platform before Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 3pm with the signature of the doctoral student and the thesis supervisor. Signature by the laboratory director can be obtained after the submission deadline.
A minimal support letter from the foreign hosting laboratory must also be submitted in the Nuxeo platform together with the proposal. The letter must state that the laboratory is ready to host the UCA student during the mobility period (between 1 and 3 months).
The submitted proposals will be selected based on the scientific impact of the doctoral mobility on the PhD, on the scientific excellence of the foreign laboratory as well as on the collaborative impact on the UCA laboratory.

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