AgreenSkills (2012-2016) and AgreenSkills+ (2014-2019) aimed at increasing the research potential in terms of people, equipment and infrastructures at an international level, and at better addressing key global challenges, through the capacity building of individual researchers.
AgreenSkills and AgreenSkills+ aimed at increasing the research potential in terms of people, equipment and infrastructures at an international level and at better addressing key global challenges through the capacity building of individual researchers.
AgreenSkills and AgreenSkills+ were international mobility programmes aiming at attracting promising and talented junior and senior researchers, respectively, from all disciplines to develop basic, applied or targeted research projects within
laboratories. Projects could have both disciplinary and multi-disciplinary approaches in the fields of agriculture, food and nutrition, environment, animal health and veterinary public health. AgreenSkills and AgreenSkills+ also provided opportunities for outgoing international mobility for researchers working in a laboratory of an
AgreenSkills (2012-2016) was open to young researchers holding a PhD who have less than 7 year's research experience from the date of their PhD thesis defence.
AgreenSkills+ (2014-2019) had wider eligibilty criteria, welcoming projects from young experienced and independent researchers with up to a maximum of 10 years of postdoctoral research experience (career breaks not included). There were no conditions of nationality, or country of origin; the only aim being to attract the best researchers, and to bring together researchers with complementary expertise, from all around the world.
Find out more about the programmes' eligibility criteria here .
AgreenSkills+ helped talented scientists identify the most suitable laboratories for their research project through an eligibility round, which consists of a CV and project analysis. The selection process was designed to help applicants identify right combination between their own profile, the host laboratory, and the research project they wanted to propose.
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AgreenSkills programme has been implemented over a 4 year period, beginning in September 2012, providing opportunities for 142 fellow years of mobility, of which approximately 20% are outgoing and 80% are incoming.
AgreenSkills+ has been set up as a successor to the AgreenSkills programme and was implemented over a 5 year period, from 2014 to 2019 ; it provided 212 fellow years of mobility, of which 31% are outgoing and 69% are incoming.
In addition to the scientific skills development and collaborative opportunities offered to each fellow, AgSk and AgSk+ fellowships also provided an individual training and career development plan, which together form the components needed to achieve the AgreenSkills Pass .
The very attractive conditions in terms of salary, hosting conditions and training opportunities as well as the bottom-up approach to research topics ensured the global appeal of these programmes.
Find out more about AgreenSkills’ conditions.