For Applicants

Criteria of eligibility

The candidate must respect the following eligibility criteria to apply for the CHORAL program:

  • Diploma: the candidate must be doctoral candidate, not already in possession of a doctoral degree at the deadline of the call. The candidate must be in possession of a Master’s Degree enabling to do a PhD in Social Sciences, Arts, Architecture and Humanities applied to Cultural Heritage.

  • Seniority: Any candidate in possession of the required diploma can apply regardless of the year of the obtention of the diploma.

  • Mobility rule: Marie Curie Actions Rule: Researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc) in the country of the recruiting entity for more than 12 months in the 36 months preceding the date of the call deadline. Compulsory national service, short stays such as holidays, and time spent as part of a procedure for obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention are not considered.

  • Nationality: The call is open to researchers of any nationality.

  • Language: Applicants whose first language is not English are required to provide proofs of proficiency of this required language skills, at least Cambridge First Certificate or equivalent.

  • Number of applications: Possibility to apply to 3 PhD topics offered within a call for proposals.

  • Formal proposal criteria: application submitted before the deadline (all required support documents must be submitted online via the call website), completeness of the application, application submitted in English.


Application Requirements

In order to apply to the call, applicants must register on the CHORAL application platform and submit  a complete application composed by :

  • The candidate’s extended CV (PDF format – a template will be provided), which will contain information including identity, education background, research activities track record and a list of two referees (who will provide reference letters)

  • Ethics and security issues self-assessment

  • A personal statement (PDF format –  template  provided), including :

  • General motivation letter for participation in CHORAL and the research topic

  • Qualifications and achievements

  • Career development objectives

  • Collaboration requested beyond higher education sector for short stays

  • Reference letters : two reference letters must be included. Each referee will provide a letter concerning the applicant’s previous research activities, research capacity and work experience.

  • Copies of certificate of academic degrees and marks reports during the Master’s studies ; for candidates with a master degree in progress during the academic year of the call, marks and rankings corresponding to the first semester of the course.

  • Copies of certificates of English language : Cambridge First Certificate or equivalent, TOEIC, TOEFL, a certificate of your Master’s university attesting the English level.

  • Copy of a valid passport (for non-EU candidates)

  • A declaration on honour attesting all the information declared are true.

Selection process

The selection process will follow the European Charter for Researchers and Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers. All evaluators involved in the selection will be independent, with no conflict of interest. CHORAL will ensue a truly independant transparent, excellent and professional evaluation of all the applications submitted under the different calls. CHORAL will carry out an intensive campaign to find the best researchers and scientific professionals worldwide to take part in its review panel as external reviewers.