The Mobility Programme (MOB) aims at training young researchers and PhD/master students through delegation in SARNET research teams in order to enhance the exchanges and the dissemination of knowledge. A total of 33 mobility actions (with average duration of 3 months) were completed at the end of the past SARNET FP6 project. Most of the delegates were from Eastern Europe going to laboratories and universities in Western Europe and a large fraction of the delegates were women. The dominant area of training was on ASTEC code.
In SARNET2 a financial support covering partially the delegation cost is again provided to the organization hosting or delegating the researcher/student with a maximum (this value has been increased by 25% in the 3rd period) of 2000€/month for detachment of a researcher or PhD student (normally limited to 6 m) and 1250€/month for a student preparing a master degree (normally limited to 3 m).
To apply for this mobility support, the following conditions shall be fulfilled (all details are available on the SARNET2 private web site): the work to be performed in the MOB action shall be relevant to SARNET2 objectives and be part of the Joint Program of Activities (JPA); the delegation shall contribute to the transfer of knowledge/know-how. The final allocation of funds will be subject to the delivery of a delegation report and of the attestation by the hosting or delegating organization that the incurred extra costs were at least equal to the requested funds.
At the end of JPA2 (September 2011), only 9 MOB actions have been completed (1 in JPA1!), as reported in the following table, with a balance between the genders. The number of these mobility actions is one of the several integration indicators defined in order to assess the progress of the SARNET2 project and the success of integration.
|F||INRNE||CEA||Preparation and Synthesis of VULCANO VB-U5/U6 benchmark||6||2|
|F||INRNE||CEA||Synthesis of the VULCANO VB-U5, VB-U6 benchmark contributions||6||4|
|M||Chalmers||VTT||Nordic research of Radiolytic Oxidation of Iodine 2 (NROI3)||8||0.8|
|M||VTT||Chalmers||Nordic research of Radiolytic Oxidation of Iodine 2 (NROI3)||8||0.6|
|M||PSI||VTT||Particle motion inside a differentially heated cavity||8||12|
|F||VUJE||IRSN||Effect of microhydration on properties and reactivity of iodine containinig species||8||2|
|M||CEA||UNIPI||CFD analysis of experim. data on condensation in presence of non condensable gases||7||5|
|F||Chalmers||VTT||Adsorption of lodine oxide Aerosols on Surfaces||8||0.8|
|F||INRNE||IRSN||Analysis of near wall injection PANDA tests with ASTEC code||4||
Considering the different WPs involved, no MOB action has been carried out in WP5 framework, only one in WP4 (on the contrary of the FP6 programme where ASTEC training was the predominant area) and in WP7 vs. 5 MOB actions for WP8 and 2 in WP6. Also the origin of delegates is now quite different, without the past predominance of eastern European countries.
In this context it has been also possible to arrange for university delegates to perform in MOB the final work for their master thesis (WP7 action) and it will be possible to take SARNET courses in the framework of the EMSNE (European Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering) under the ENEN (European Nuclear Education Network) umbrella.
A successful SARNET2 MOB programme needs however further SARNET2 partners’ efforts!
We have to highlight research projects which could be of interest to researchers or students and to disseminate the understanding of the benefits of this MOB program. The collected information will be advertised on the private and public SARNET2 web sites.
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