The inaugural meeting of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (ITN) i-CONN recently took place in Amsterdam, where it was decided to launch 15 scholarships for doctoral studies at participating institutions. The full title of the network is ‘Interdisciplinary Connectivity: Understanding and Managing Complex Systems Using Connectivity Science’ (http://www.iconn.network/). The network, coordinated by Durham University in the United Kingdom, includes from Cyprus European University Cyprus and AAI Scientific Cultural Services Ltd (AAISCS).
Two doctoral students will receive full-time scholarships at European University Cyprus for a PhD program in subjects related to the applications of Connectivity Science in Astrophysics and Neuroscience. The students will join the University’s Astrophysics and Informatics Research Team (AHPC), which works very closely with AAISCS. Applications must be submitted by 31 January 2020 and more information is available here.
The i-CONN network brings together scientists from leading academic and non-academic institutions across Europe specializing in Astrophysics, Computer Science, Ecology, Geomorphology, Hydrology, Neuroscience, Biology and Biosciences in order to drive the progress of Connectivity Science. The project budget is €4 million and will last for four years (2019-2023).
i-CONN will hire and train 15 new researchers, through customised training courses and a series of traineeships at partner institutions across the EU. It is expected that the successful completion of each PhD will allow each researcher to follow an exceptional career with expertise in a unique set of skills that includes interdisciplinary techniques that are in high demand in the modern economy.