Thursday, 24 February 2022

InnoCore Project Erasmus+: open call for traineeships for international mobility

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The InnoCore Traineeship is an initiative developed within the Project INNOCORE – “Core Technologies for Education and Innovation in Life Sciences” funded in the framework of the Erasmus+ programme for KA2 Strategic Partnerships ( )

This programme of project-based mobility allows you to spend a period abroad for a traineeship focused on core technologies in Life Sciences to be spent toward other European Universities partners of the InnoCore project 

The aim is to offer a direct experience of on-the-job training within a partner core facility to implement a small project in cooperation among international research centres and possibly being exposed to topics with industrial relevance in the domain of technological innovation. Specifically, the project-based mobility will be focused to explore technological innovation and possible novel solutions in the field of:

  • Advanced Imaging
  • High Throughput Screening and Drug Discovery
  • Proteomics and Protein Characterization
  • Genomics Technologies

Life-Science innovators will have thus the opportunity to upgrade their professional skills as well as to combine the latter with entrepreneurial mindset.

The mobility period is finalized to perform a small project work focused on the technological innovation in Life Sciences through the access of knowledge and instrumentation available within Core Facilities at the premises of InnoCore’s partner institutions. The mobility will be combined with eLearning and off-site modules made available through online tools of the project (mainly Moodle). 

As the integration of the project-based mobility, the participants will be asked to elaborate a project proposal on the use of the technology addressed and perform a self-assessment procedure. The skills acquired are recognized and certified through the assignment of Open Digital Badges (ODBs) as digital certification.

Topics of the project can be agreed beforehand the application with the Consortium writing to the project’s mail address innocore-project [at]

The InnoCore Traineeship programme may be used and combined even to implement Solvers’ activities in the framework of the InnoCore Challenge Initiative. Indeed, for the development of projects/solution in international teamwork and/or within other partner core facilities, Solvers may use the mobility programme to support their activities abroad to address the challenge selected. For more information see here

The InnoCore Traineeship programme is open to:

Students regularly enrolled in UniTrento:

  • MSc Course in Cellular and Molecular Biotechnologies
  • MSc Course in Quantitative and Computational Biology
  • PhD School in Biomolecular Sciences, 

Research fellows (es. postdoctoral researchers, predoc fellows, postgraduate scholarsips holders,…) and technical staff affiliated to the Department of Cellular, Computational and Integrative Biology (CIBIO)

Possible destinations are foreseen toward InnoCore partner’s research infrastructures, namely: 

CEITEC Masarik University, Brno (Czech Republic). Internships are possible in the following Core Facilities:

Centre for Neuroscience and Cell Biology (CNC) University of Coimbra (Portugal). Internships are possible CNC Core Facilities:

From 1 week to 4 weeks during in the period between 1st April and 30th July 2022. The timing and duration will be subject to approval by the host institution. The scholarship will cover costs for all the period.

The application can be submitted through online form that will be available at the web link
You will have to access with your account
Preliminary application may be accepted beforehand writing to project’s mail address innocore-project [at]

Applications are accepted continuously in any moment until 31st May 2022. Within 7 days from the date of your application you’ll be notified for admission to the mobility programme. Upon this approval you’ll have to confirm your participation in the programme and acceptance of the scholarship project’s mail address innocore-project [at]
Beforehand the opening of the application send email to project’s mail address  innocore-project [at]

You can apply for only one destination. At the time of application, you must be regularly enrolled at UniTrento Department of Cellular, Computational and Integrative Biology (CIBIO) as:

  • MSc students, 
  • PhD students (Biomolecular Sciences), 
  • postdoctoral research fellows (CIBIO Research Program)
  • scholarship holders (CIBIO Research Program)
  • technical staff member

For PhD students being regularly enrolled means not having suspended their doctorate programme. Candidates must possess a level of the language of the traineeship equal to or higher than B1. 
Candidates who have been granted another mobility scholarship for the same period (e.g. Bilateral Agreement) will be allowed to participate in only one of the mobilities in the same period.

Required documents to be attached to the application:

  • a detailed curriculum vitae (Europass format),
  • the acceptance from the hosting institution, if applicable (letter or email copy);
  • a one-page max length project description, describing the activity mobility(ies) that will be performed in the mobility, expected result and personal motivation.

Missing attachments will invalidate your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to amend your application. You can only apply for one destination.

The amount of the scholarship will be calculated depending on the duration of the mobility (from one to four weeks) and the distance, based on unit costs as follows: 

  • for Travel Costs: contribution 275 euro;
  • for Individual support (depending on the number of days):
    • 55 euro per day per participant for up to the 14th day of activity;
    • 40 euro per day per participant from the 15th to the 60th day of activity.

innocore-project [at]

This project received funding by the European Commission under the Grant Agreement n° 2019-1-IT02-KA203-063391