1 - Check if you are eligible to apply

You are:

✔ a citizen from an EU-member state, SMP-COSME Third Country (*) or Japan 

a professional with experience in trade, economics, science or any other relevant sector

interested in EU-Japan cooperation

proficient in English

(*)  Please check the status of your country at https://ec.europa.eu/info/funding-tenders/opportunities/docs/2021-2027/smp/guidance/list-3rd-country-participation_smp_en.pdf, Please only refer to the sub-paragraph: "COSME strand (SMP COSME)".

SMP-COSME: Stands for “Countries Participating in the COSME strand of the Single Market Programme". The Single Market Programme is the Commission programme that will fund the EU-Japan Centre, including its  “MINERVA” action starting from 1 April 2022

2 - CHECK THE PRIORITY TOPICS AND PAST REPORTS

The priority topics have a general orientation character on the basis of which the applicants will be free to propose more narrow and original topics (industrial/business approaches preferred). The more specific proposals have a better chance of success. Before deciding the topic to submit, applicants should make sure that it has not yet been covered by former Minerva reports (please carefully check the list of past reports).

3 - PREPARE YOUR APPLICATION

Candidates should submit in English:

✔ a CV (with mention of nationality)

✔ a cover letter

✔ a 1-2 page research plan (with mention of the slot applied to)

 

Applications should be submitted through the the Minerva Application form ( click here to apply )

 

4 - THE SELECTION PROCESS

After a first review of the applications, a short-list will be established. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview (via telephone, Skype or in person).

Shortlisted candidates will be required to submit official documents proving that they meet the minimum requirements (citizenship, education etc).

The short-listing will be done by the two general managers of the Centre on the basis of the submitted CVs, cover letters and work/research plans. The final selection stage may include an interview in person, by telephone or via Skype.

 

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