All applications will be submitted through CRAGjobs (CRAG online job application portal):

The application must be complete and include all obligatory information and documents.

When available in the “Documents and Templates” section on the website of the programme, templates must be used. Applicants will need to provide the following information via CRAGjobs:

1) Statement of research interest (Template available in the website), it should include (3-page limit):

  • motivation letter (1-page limit);
  • a short comment of the research project proposed by the Host Group of interest (2-page limit) to be conducted at the contracting institution (CRAG or MPIPZ). Applicants are required to include elements of interdisciplinarity and/or cross-sectoral collaboration in their research proposal that might include the proposal for collaboration or secondment in JIC or/and Associated Partner;
  • A short review of one key publication emerging from the host group of their interest (1 page limit);

2) Curriculum Vitae (Template available in the website) including the following information: applicant data and research experience; scientific output; fellowships, grants, awards and honours; dissemination and scientific communication activities;

3) Higher education qualifications (previous Bachelor and official University Master degree or equivalent) in English; In case of not providing Master Degree certification, the candidate must include a declaration of compliance with all requirements to access to the doctoral programme at the time of starting the fellowship.

4) Higher education academic transcripts (transcript of records), ideally in English;

5) Mobility Declaration (Template available in the website); and,

6) Ethics Declaration (Template available in the website) 

7) In addition, applicants must ensure the submission of at least two reference letters (template available in the website) from scientists with whom the applicant has studied or worked. Letters should be sent directly by the referees to the specific e-mail address of the rePLANT programme (, and should also be received by the application deadline.