Programa Talent Global

CIDOB - Nov 1, 2020

The Banco Sabadell Foundation and CIDOB (Barcelona Center for International Affairs) launch the Programa Talent Global with the aim of promoting quality research by young researchers, through a paid research stay and two awards for applied research.


 “Junior Visiting Fellowship”: rules and requirements

CIDOB (Barcelona Centre for International Affairs), with the support of the Banco Sabadell Foundation, calls for applications for the first “Junior Visiting Fellowship”.

Aim
The “Junior Visiting Fellowship” seeks a young researcher of up to 30 years old who has demonstrated their research capacities to join CIDOB's research team for a six-month paid research stay.

Themes
- Technological revolutions and their impact on international relations and governance
- Challenges in sustainable development, climate change and global inequality
- New global geopolitical dynamics
- Geoeconomics and trade relations
- Gender and international relations

Requirements
- Candidates must be 30 years old or younger on December 31st 2020
- They must possess research skills and the ability to contribute to a think tank’s typical publication output
- Have a high level of English
- Have permission to work in the EU
- Hold a degree related to the themes of this call. Possession of a master's degree will be viewed favourably.

Call
The selection of candidates will be made through an open call, following the channels, procedures and criteria for the selection of CIDOB staff.
The call will open on November 1st 2020.
The application deadline is February 28th 2021.
The application should be accompanied by a CV, a motivation letter and a research proposal (one page maximum, including expected publications), and must be sent to seleccio@cidob.org with the title "Junior Visiting Fellowship".

Selection and notification process
The selection decision will be made by a jury formed of the management of CIDOB, a member proposed by the Banco Sabadell Foundation, and three experts on the themes of the call.

The decision will be announced before May 31st 2021.
The research stay will last six months, from the beginning of September 2021 to the end of February 2022.

Content of the offer
The Fellowship will offer the awardee the chance to join CIDOB's team of researchers for a period of six months (to be decided between the institution and the awardee) on a full-time in-person basis, for which remuneration will be offered of €12,500 gross.

The aim is for the candidate to develop their research with the support of a researcher from the CIDOB team. The successful candidate will participate in the institution's research activities and contribute to its editorial output and/or external publications. The awardee will also participate in the seminars and conferences organised by the institution.

Protection of personal data
Applicants’ data will be processed in order to manage the selection process. The responsible party for the data processing is CIDOB (Barcelona Centre for International Affairs). The legal basis for the data processing is the consent given when submitting the application.
The data will not be transferred to third parties, other than to meet CIDOB's legal or contractual obligations. The data and CVs of unsuccessful candidates will be destroyed within a maximum period of six months after the resolution of the call. For more information or to exercise your rights of access, rectification, deletion, opposition, limitation or portability of your personal data, please write to the Security and Ethics Committee, C/Elisabets 12, 08001 Barcelona, or email privacy@cidob.org.

“21st Century Europe Talent Award”: rules and requirements

CIDOB (Barcelona Centre for International Affairs) and Fundació Catalunya Europa, with the support of the Banco Sabadell Foundation, call for entries for the “21st Century Europe Talent Award”.

Aim

The “21st Century Europe Talent Award” recognises high quality academic work that takes an original analytical approach and includes research applied to the present challenges Europe must face, both internal and international.

Themes

The award seeks research on European issues, with a focus on:
- The challenges of European integration
- European policies in the economic, social and political fields
- The European Union as a global player

Requirements

- Candidates must be younger than 45 years old on December 31st 2020
- The research may be academic work, doctoral theses, final master’s projects or other research written in the past year that has not previously won a prize or been published
- The works should be of between 10,000 and 15,000 words
- The works must be individual
- The works must include applied research and innovative proposals
- The research may be submitted in Catalan, Spanish or English

Submissions

The call will open on November 1st 2020.
The submission deadline is February 28th 2021.
The works must include a title and reference to one of the themes identified in this call.

Documentation to submit

- One bound copy and one digital copy of the work. All copies must be anonymous
- A summary of the work (approximately 300 words) including an explanation of its appropriateness and impact

The documentation, including the title of the work, the thematic area of the research and the candidate's personal details and CV, should be submitted in a sealed envelope to CIDOB's headquarters (C/Elisabets, 12, 08001 Barcelona) by post or in person between the hours of 8am and 3pm.

Format and style

The works should be submitted in Microsoft Word documents, Times New Roman 12 or Arial 11 font with 1.5 line spacing. If the material contains graphics and figures, they should be in .jpg or .xls format and numbered consecutively within each chapter. A complete list of references should be included at the end of the text and cited in the body of the text in the format (surname, year: page).

Selection and notification process

The award will be judged by a jury formed of a member of the CIDOB management, a member of Fundació Catalunya Europa, a member proposed by the Banco Sabadell Foundation, and three experts on the themes of the call.

The award may be declared void if the works submitted do not reach the required standards.

The results of the award will be announced by May 31st 2021.

Endowment of the award

The “21st Century Europe Talent Award” is endowed with a €2,500 prize. Once the winner has been announced and the author has signed the corresponding contract in accordance with the applicable law, the prize money will be sent by bank transfer. The applicable taxes will be deducted. The winning work may be published as part of the editorial output of CIDOB and/or the Fundació Catalunya Europa. Before publication, changes and modifications may be suggested to the author.

Public presentation

The public presentation of the winning work will form part of the “Banco Sabadell Foundation Dialogues”, which will take place during the second half of June 2021 at CIDOB's headquarters (C/Elisabets, 12, 08001 Barcelona).

The “Banco Sabadell Foundation Dialogues” will consist of a conference featuring two sessions of public dissemination of the works awarded the “21st Century Europe Talent Award” and the “Global Challenges Talent Award”. Each session will take the form of a dialogue between the prize-winner and a specialist speaker on the winning topic.

Intellectual property

By accepting the prize the author assigns the rights to use the study exclusively to CIDOB and Fundació Catalunya Europa. This assignment includes the rights of reproduction, distribution, public communication and translation, for use in any format, medium or language.

Both institutions will be entitled to digitally store and reproduce the study and make it available to the public through the internet, as well as signing agreements with third parties to enable its optimal use in various formats.

Accepting the award is incompatible with any financial assistance provided by another institution to carry out the same study. No rights shall be transferred for the works of unsuccessful applicants.

Protection of personal data

Applicants’ data will be processed in order to manage the selection process. The responsible party for the data processing is CIDOB (Barcelona Centre for International Affairs). The legal basis for the data processing is the consent given when submitting the application.
The data will not be transferred to third parties, other than to meet CIDOB's legal or contractual obligations. The data and CVs of unsuccessful candidates will be destroyed within a maximum period of six months after the resolution of the call. For more information or to exercise your rights of access, rectification, deletion, opposition, limitation or portability of your personal data, please write to the Security and Ethics Committee, C/ Elisabets 12, 08001 Barcelona, or email privacy@cidob.org.

“Global Challenges Talent Award”: rules and requirements

CIDOB (Barcelona Centre for International Affairs, with the support of the Banco Sabadell Foundation, calls for entries for the first “Global Challenges Talent Award”.

Aim

The “Global Challenges Talent Award” recognises works with an original analytical approach that apply research to today’s international relations challenges.

Themes

The award seeks research on global issues, with a focus on:
- Technological revolutions and their impact on international relations and governance
- Challenges in sustainable development, climate change and global inequality
- New global geopolitical dynamics
- Geoeconomics and trade relations
- Gender and international relations

Requirements
- Candidates must be younger than 45 years old on December 31st 2020
- The research may be academic work, doctoral theses, final master’s projects or other research written in the past year that has not previously won a prize or been published
- The works should be of between 10,000 and 15,000 words
- The works must be individual
- The works must include applied research and innovative proposals
- The research may be submitted in Catalan, Spanish or English

Submissions

The call will open on November 1st 2020.
The submission deadline is February 28th 2021.
The works must include a title and reference to one of the themes identified in this call.

Documentation to submit

- One bound copy and one digital copy of the work. All copies must be anonymous
- A summary of the work (of approximately 300 words) including an explanation of its appropriateness and impact

The documentation, including the title of the work, the thematic area of the research and the candidate's personal details and CV, should be submitted in a sealed envelope to CIDOB's headquarters (C/Elisabets, 12, 08001 Barcelona) by post or in person between the hours of 8am and 3pm.

Format and style

The works should be submitted in Microsoft Word documents, Times New Roman 12 or Arial 11 font with 1.5 line spacing. If the material contains graphics and figures, they should be in .jpg or .xls format and numbered consecutively within each chapter. A complete list of references should be included at the end of the text and cited in the body of the text in the format (surname, year: page).

Selection and notification process

The award will be judged by a jury formed of a member of the CIDOB management, a member proposed by the Banco Sabadell Foundation, and three experts on the themes of the call.

The award may be declared void if the works submitted do not reach the required standards.

The results of the award will be announced by May 31st 2021.

Endowment of the award

The “Global Challenges Talent Award” is endowed with a €2,500 prize. Once the winner has been announced and the author has signed the corresponding contract in accordance with the applicable law, the prize money will be sent by bank transfer. The applicable taxes will be deducted. The winning work may be published as part of CIDOB’s editorial output. Before publication, changes and modifications may be suggested to the author.

Public presentation

The public presentation of the winning work will form part of the “Banco Sabadell Foundation Dialogues”, which will take place during the second half of June 2021 at CIDOB's headquarters (C/Elisabets, 12, 08001 Barcelona).

The “Banco Sabadell Foundation Dialogues” will consist of a conference featuring two sessions of public dissemination of the works awarded the “21st Century Europe Talent Award” and the “Global Challenges Talent Award”. Each session will take the form of a dialogue between the prize-winner and a specialist speaker on the winning topic.

Intellectual property

By accepting the prize the author assigns the rights to use the study exclusively to CIDOB and Fundació Catalunya Europa. This assignment includes the rights of reproduction, distribution, public communication and translation, for use in any format, medium or language.

CIDOB will be entitled to digitally store and reproduce the study and make it available to the public through the internet, as well as signing agreements with third parties to enable its optimal use in various formats.

Accepting the award is incompatible with any financial assistance provided by another institution to carry out the same study. No rights shall be transferred for the works of unsuccessful applicants.

Protection of personal data

Applicants’ data will be processed in order to manage the selection process. The responsible party for the data processing is CIDOB (Barcelona Centre for International Affairs). The legal basis for the data processing is the consent given when submitting the application.
The data will not be transferred to third parties, other than to meet CIDOB's legal or contractual obligations. The data and CVs of unsuccessful candidates will be destroyed within a maximum period of six months after the resolution of the call. For more information or to exercise your rights of access, rectification, deletion, opposition, limitation or portability of your personal data, please write to the Security and Ethics Committee, C/ Elisabets 12, 08001 Barcelona, or email privacy@cidob.org.

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