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1 How to write a successful proposals in individual driven MCA : IEF 2012 call for proposal IEF 2012

2 EPSS -Proposals must be submitted electronically using the Electronic Proposal Submission Service (EPSS) -They are received by the REA before the deadline [Eligibility] Call deadlines are absolutely final and are strictly enforced Once the deadline has passed the REA can accept no further additions, corrections or resubmissions

3 Career Restart Panel: exception to the rule for mobility Researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity in the country of their host organisation for more than 3 years in the 5 years immediately prior to the relevant deadline for submission of proposals. In addition, they must not have been active in research for at least 12 months immediately prior to the deadline for submission of proposals. [Eligibility]

4 Call published on the Research Participant Portal Publication of FP7 calls officially switched from CORDIS to the Research Participant Portal.


6 [Documentation] Call for proposal Work programme Guide for applicant: – (Call-Specific) – (Common) – (Ethics Parts) Rules for the participation Financial Guidelines ESSENTIAL!!

7 [Documentation]

8 [How to register]

9 [Registration] before the call deadline, the researcher would be considered as the "proposal coordinator". However after the call deadline the scientist in charge will be the only single contact point. The researcher and the scientist in charge cannot be the same person.

10 [Registration]


12 [Come registrarsi]

13 [PART A & B] A B = Administrative forms = The proposal

14 A1: Information on the Proposal A1: Information on the Proposal A2:Information on the Host organisation A2: Information on the Host organisation A3: Information on the Researcher A3: Information on the Researcher A4: Funding Request A4: Funding Request [PART A: administrative forms]

15 [EPSS]

16 [EPSS: Part A]

17 Proposal Acronym &Title Evaluation Panel Total Duration in months Call identifier Keywords abstract max 2000 characters Similar proposals Ethics Issues [A1]

18 Organisation legal name: es. University, not Dep.t Status of Legal entity [A2]

19 Scientist in charge Authorised person to sign the grant agreement with the REA [A2]

20 Nationality Place of activity/place of residence (previous 5 years) For eligibility Full-time postgraduate research experience [A3]

21 Financial Regime For the researcher

22 Employment / full social security A Minimum social security (stipend) B Experienced 4-10 yrs Experienced > 10 yrs Per year * It is then adjusted, applying a correction factor for the cost of living according to the country (IT: 106.6) Monthly amount [LIVING ALLOWANCE]

23 [A monthly mobility allowance] Mobility Allowances: It is a monthly payment of a flat rate contribution to cover expenses related to the mobility (relocation, family expenses,language courses, travel expenses etc.) Depending on the family situation : 1000/month: experienced researcher with family obligations 700/month: experienced researcher without family obligations

24 Financial Regime for the host organisation

25 A contribution to the training expenses of the eligible experienced researcher managed by the host organisation Es: consumables, conferences/trainings, memberships journals, other fees, etc 800 per researcher-month Overheads* Fixed-amount of 700 per researcher-month * the correction factor for the cost of living [for the Host organisation]

26 [Example] Example: An experienced researcher with 8 years of experience and with family charges, coming from Bucharest to Paris for 2 years with an Intra-European Fellowship under an employment contract: · Living allowance: 58,500 x 2 years = 117,000 · Mobility allowance: 1,000 x 24 months = 24,000 · Training expenses: 800 x 24 months = 19,200 · Contribution to overheads: 700 x 24 months = 16,800 Correction factor for France = 116.1% (Living allowance + Mobility allowance + Contribution to overheads)* Correction factor for France + Training expenses = 202,405.80

27 [Example] In summary: Contribution Budget() Contribution for the benefit of the experienced researcher 182, Management costs and contribution to overheads19, Total Maximum EU contribution202,405.80

28 Year of the project Type of contract Mobility allowance [A4]

29 B1 S&T Quality B2 Training B3 Researcher B4 Implementation B5 Impact B6 Ethical issues 27 pages The maximum length of part B is 27 pages (excluding table of contents; the ethics issues section as well as start and end pages) Instructions for drafting "Part B" of the Proposal EPSS You must use exclusively PDF. Uploading in EPSS [PART B]

30 [EPSS]

31 [EPSS]

32 Scientific and technological quality, including any interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary aspects of the proposal (State of Art: EU Polic and research field; objectives; results) Research methodology (also refer to B2 and B4) Originality and innovative nature of the project Timeliness and relevance of the project (why now??) Host scientific expertise in the field (excellence!no web site info!) Quality of the group / supervisors (list publications, international collaborations, others..) <8 pages [B1: S&T Quality]


34 Clarity and quality of the research training objectives for the researcher (use tables/gannt schemes! Need for Personal Career Development Plan. Be precise with foressen seminars/wks: where, when, outocomes) Relevance and quality of additional research training as well as of transferable skills offered with special attention to exposure to the industry sector, where appropriate Measures taken by the host for providing quantitative and qualitative mentoring/tutoring <2 pages [B2: TRAINING]

35 [Training activities] [ Training activities] Primarily, training-through-research under supervision by means of an individual personalised project Hands-on training activities for developing scientific (new techniques or instruments, etc.) and complementary skills (proposal preparation to request funding, patent applications, project management, task coordination, supervision, etc.) Inter-sectoral or interdisciplinary transfer of knowledge Capacity to build collaborations; Taking active part in the research and financial management of the project Developing organisational skills through organisation of training or dissemination events.

36 Research experience (EUROPASS CV!!!!) Research results (incl. Patents, publications, teaching, etc, taking into account the level of experience) Independent thinking and leadership qualities Match between the fellows profile and project (can you do it? too ambitious?) Potential for reaching a position of professional maturity Potential to acquire new knowledge <7 pages [B3: RESEARCHER CV]


38 Quality of infrastructures / facilities and international collaborations of the host (what you will be using?) Practical arrangements for the implementation and management of the research project (who will manage and monitor your project and how?) Feasibility and credibility of the project, incl. work plan (Work plan: table with activities divided per periods of grant. Need for Personal Career Development Plan; IPR) Practical and administrative arrangements and support for the hosting of the fellow (documents, Visa, employment contract, language schools, accommodation, others) <6 pag. [B4: IMPLEMENTATION]

39 <4 pag. Benefits to ERA [B5: IMPACT] Impact on proposed outreach activities Impact of competencies acquired during the fellowship on the future career prospects of the researcher, in particular through exposure to transferable skills training with special attention to exposure to the industry sector, where appropriate Contribution to career development or re-establishment where relevant Development of lasting cooperation and collaboration with other countries Contribution to European excellence and European competitiveness regarding the expected results

40 [Outreach Activities within MC Projects] [ Outreach Activities within MC Projects] Marie Curie Ambassador: Marie Curie fellows visit schools, universities, community organisations, etc. and promote their research field; Workshop Day Summer-School Week Marie Curie Project Open Day Public talks, TV-Talks, podcasts and articles in Newspapers e-Newsletters: Multimedia releases: Marie Curie fellows make video-clips to be released on the internet, in spaces open to the public at large.

41 Describe any ethical issues Special issues: Informed consent Data protection issues Use of animals Human embryonic stem cells No page limit [B6: ETHICAL ISSUES]


43 [EPSS]

44 [EPSS] Referee name Referee

45 Up to three referees can be nominated to provide assessments of the experienced researcher Referees' assessments cannot be submitted after the call closure If you nominate referees close to the call deadline then this leaves them very little time to submit their assessments [REFEREES]

46 [Check Validation]



49 [Indicative Timetable] Publication of call13 March 2012 Deadline for submission of proposals16 August 2012 at Brussels local time Evaluation of proposalsOctober 2012 Evaluation Summary Reports sent to proposal coordinators (initial information letter) End of November 2012 Invitation letter to successful coordinators to launch grant agreement negotiationswith the REA services December 2012 Letter to unsuccessful applicantsFrom December 2012 Signature of first grant agreementsFrom March 2013

50 CRITERIAthresoldweithting S&T Quality325% Training315% Researcher425% ImplementationN/A15% Impact3.520% 100% [Criteria of evaluation]

51 Valutazione – tutte le azioni [Suggestions] Eleven centres and research groups active in andrology and medical sexology have been selected: Leuven (B), Muenster (D), Leipzig (D), Barcelona (E), Rome (I), Florence (I) (these biomedical centres also have interdisciplinary connections with psychological and psychosexological research groups and inter sectorial connections with research groups in the sectors of sociology and science of communication; complementary training described in point B2.1 will be organised in these Centres); Malmoe (S), Manchester (UK), Giessen (D), Tartu (EE), Lodz (PL) (centres with clinical and bio-molecular facilities). See also point B3 with the individual Centres description. As previously noted, these centres are already linked by a common training project under the EAA. This new research and training project will be able to make use of an already effective network. Also inserted in the Network will be the companies most involved in producing the latest generation products active in the andrological field: Serono, Organon, Ferring, Sigma Tau producing hormones and drugs proposed for therapy male infertility, Eli Lilly, Pfizer, Bayer, and GSK, manufacturers of various type 5 phosphodiesterase inhibitors acting on erectile dysfunction, Johnson & Johnson, manufacturer of the forthcoming selective inhibitor of the serotonin reuptake, specifically aimed at treating premature ejaculation, Schering and Solvay, manufacturers of new testosterone formulations with innovative, specific administration methods dedicated to age-related forms of hypogonadism. Part of the complementary training describe in point B2.1 will be organised by experts from these pharmaceutical companies. List of involved Centres Malmö (S), University of Lund, Department of Urology Malmö, Chairman Prof. Aleksander Giwercman Manchester (UK), Department of Endocrinology, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Chairman Prof. Frederick Wu Tartu (EE), Department of Urology, Tartu University Hospital, Chairman Prof. Margus Punab Leuven (B), Department of Endocrinology, University Hospital, Chairman Prof. Dirk Vanderschueren Muenster (D), Institute of Reproductive Medicine University of Munster, Chairman Prof. Eberhard Nieschlag Giessen (D), Department of Dermatology, Justus-Liebig University of Giessen, Chairman Prof. Andreas Meinhardt Leipzig (D), Department of Andrology and Dermatology, University of Leipzig, Hans-Juergen Glander Lodz (PL), Department of Andrology and Reproductive Endocrinology, Medical University of Lodz, Chairman Prof. Krzysztof Kula Barcelona (E), Fundacion Puigvert Andrology Service, Clinica de la Santa Creu, Chairman Prof. Osvaldo Rajmil Rome (I), Department of Medical Physiopathology, University of Rome La Sapienza, Co-Chairmen Prof. Andrea Lenzi and Prof. Franco Dondero

52 Valutazione – tutte le azioni [Suggestions]

53 [Suggestions] Experts will assess and mark the proposal exactly as it is described and presented. They do not make any assumptions or interpretations about the project in addition to what is in the proposal.

54 Valutazione – tutte le azioni [Suggestions]

55 THANKS FOR YOUR ATTENTION! APRE Agenzia per la Promozione della Ricerca europea via Cavour, Roma Tel. (+39) Fax. (+39) Angelo DAgostino Katia Insogna t

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