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Fellowships in conservation science

From: Rocco Mazzeo <rocco.mazzeo>
Date: Tuesday, February 7, 2006
Marie-Curie Fellowships in conservation science

The European PhD in Science for Conservation (EPISCON) consortium
offers 16 Marie-Curie fellowships addressed to young scientists
(with less that 4 years research experience) holding a masters
degree in one of the natural, physical and/or applied scientific
discipline and wishing to specialise in the the field of
conservation science.

The starting date of the fellowships is September 4, 2006.
The deadline for applications is April 14, 2006

For further information and applications, see

    **** Moderator's comments: The following additional information
    is quoted from the EPISCON site

        The conservation and preservation of cultural heritage is an
        interdisciplinary field requiring close cooperation between
        conservator-restorers, archaeologists, (art) historians,
        collection managers and museum curators on the one hand, and
        conservation scientists on the other. While the natural
        sciences, as well as engineering, play a critical role in
        the proper selection of conservation materials, methods and
        strategies, scientific research in conservation is often
        conducted by scientists who originally come from outside the
        cultural heritage field. These scientists thus lack the
        affinity with the cultural heritage and conservation fields
        necessary to fully understand and communicate the
        significance, but also the consequences of their work, to
        non-technical colleagues.

        In order to promote the synergy between the cultural
        heritage field, and the natural sciences and engineering,
        the European Community's Marie Curie programme is funding
        the project EPISCON - European Ph.D. in Science for
        Conservation. The goal of EPISCON is to develop the first
        generation of "true" conservation scientists in Europe. This
        goal will be attained by providing education, training, and
        research opportunities in the field of science for the
        conservation of cultural heritage to young scientists.

        To that end, 16 three-year fellowships are being offered by
        ten EPISCON partners' host institutions within the European
        Community. These fellowships include funding of an intensive
        six month training at the University of Bologna-Ravenna
        Campus (Italy) in all aspects of the conservation of
        cultural heritage, followed by a two and a half year
        research project at one of the host institutions. The
        quality of the training will be recognised by the
        participating countries and an attempt will also be made to
        formally recognise the PhD by partner Universities.

        The EPISCON consortium has already proposed a set of 34
        research proposal titles among which 16 will be implemented
        by the selected research fellows.

        Grants: The fellowship grants cover: living, mobility,
        travel and career exploratory allowances according to the EU
        standards. Medical health insurance is not included in the
        grant although some EU countries provide it automatically.

        Mobility: The nationality of the fellow must be different
        from the country in which the Host Institution is located.
        In the case of holding dual nationality, the researcher will
        be able to be hosted by the EPISCON Institution from the
        country of her/his nationality provided s/he has not resided
        there during the last 5 years. At the time of appointment,
        the legal residence/main activity of the researcher may not
        have been in the country of the host Institution for more
        than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the

Prof.Rocco Mazzeo
University of Bologna - Ravenna Campus
President, Degree course on Science and technology for the
    conservation restoration of cultural heritage
Via Tombesi dall'Ova, 55
48100 Ravenna (I)
+39 0544936511
Fax: +39 0544936503

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