How will the fellowship be set up from an administrative/finance perspective?
– Fellows will maintain their affiliation with universities and receive compensation through them.
Can project leads apply if they have already received HAC funding? How will double funding be prevented?
– No double funding is possible to avoid confusion. Projects eligible for funding can be HAC extensions.
When will the applications be open and closed?
– Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, assuming funding availability for most applications.
Who selects the fellowship applications?
Formal check will be done by EPFL for proposals from EPLF and by ETH for their applications:
– One representative from each institution’s coordination team (EPFL, ETH Zurich, ICRC) will be responsible for application selection, assuming adequate funding.
Is the fellowship program exclusive to ICRC or open to other organizations as well?
– For now, the fellowship program is limited to ICRC. Could be opened to other organizations after the pilot phase.
What administrative aspects need to be defined at ICRC? (NDA? IP? Security?)
– Specific administrative details, including Non-Disclosure Agreements, Intellectual Property, and Security protocols, will be established within the ICRC framework.
Is field deployment possible for ICRC fellows? Will travel fees be covered?
– While field deployment is desirable, its feasibility within ICRC will be evaluated. Travel fees may be covered if applicable.
Can the fellowship be part-time, such as 50% over a year?
– No, a part-time arrangement over a year is not feasible. Fellows should be primarily based at ICRC during the fellowship period. If opting for 50%, the maximum duration is still 6 months.