The International Organization for Migration, Mission in the Republic of Moldova (IOM), in partnership with the Academy of Sciences of Moldova (ASM) announces a competition to support 30 researchers on a competitive basis– members of Moldovan Scientific Diaspora (MSD) willing to return to Moldova for a short-term visit of 7 – 11 days in order to perform research activities and share their experience at one of R&D institutions or universities of Moldova.
This competition is open to researchers originating from Moldova who are currently working abroad at R&D institutions or universities in any field of basic and applied sciences and have work experience abroad for a period of minimum 3 years. read more...
Project Objective: Improve Moldova's capacity to enhance the development impact of circular migration through temporary return of highly qualified MSD members in the field of R&D.
The short term visit should be planned during the period October 2010 – December 2011. IOM will provide grantees with financial support to cover international travel and daily allowances.
Applications to this program must be submitted at least four weeks prior to the intended date of travel. The Application Form is placed on: www.asm.md; www.international.asm.md; www.iom.md; www.migratie.md.
This competition is announced in the framework of the initiative titled: „Addressing brain-drain through temporary return of expatriated Moldovan scientists and overseas young researchers to strengthen Moldova as a research & development hub and to promote temporary and permanent return and skill transfer” funded by the European Union and implemented by IOM within the project: “Supporting the implementation of the migration and development component of the EU-Moldova Mobility Partnership”.