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1 Marie Curie Individual Fellowships
Dr. Jennifer Brennan Marie Curie NCP and National Delegate

2 Marie Curie Actions = People Programme
9% of FP7 Budget is for Marie Curie Actions: €0.98 billion allocated for 2013 Calls - €240 million left to spend FINAL CALLS OF FP7

3 Marie Curie Actions, an Irish Success Story
Ireland’s “Take” from FP7 to-date €438 million Portion of this secured via Marie Curie (2nd-Largest FP7 Income-Stream) €66 million MC Co-funding secured to boost national R&D budgets €16 million Irish Marie Curie Actions funded 269 Irish Participants in Marie Curie IAPPs 55 Research Posts created in Academia and Industry by MC Funding 800 Data as of September 2012

4 What are the Marie Curie Actions?

5 Marie Curie Actions Intellectual Capital Knowledge Transfer
Training Mobility Career Intellectual Capital Enter the Researcher Profession Stay in Europe Attracting international researchers Knowledge Transfer International & Inter-Sectoral Cooperation

6 “Bottom-Up” Chemistry Physics Mathematics Life Sciences
Economic Sciences ICT and Engineering Social Sciences & Humanities Earth & Environmental Sciences Applications are assessed in these 8 Panels Call success is equalised across the Panels

7 Marie Curie Individual Fellowships
IEF Intra-European Fellowships for Career Development “Researcher moving from Europe* to NUIG” 18% success rate (2011) IOF International Outgoing Fellowships “Researcher moving from NUIG to outside Europe, and back again” 19% success rate (2011) IIF International Incoming Fellowships “Researcher moving from outside Europe to NUIG” 14% success rate (2011) IEF and IOF are about Career Development IIF is about Transfer of Knowledge * The Member States and Associated countries (e.g. Switzerland, Israel, Norway)

8 What does the EU funding cover?
“Full-cost” fellowships Living Allowance (salary) Mobility Allowance (salary) Research/Training Costs Overheads Contribution Total: €86,000 or €115,000 p.a., depending on researcher’s level of experience Pre-tax salary ~€57,000 or ~€85,000 p.a.

9 Facts and Figures IEF: 134 M€ IIF: 44.5 M€ IOF: 44.5 M€ Next Deadline:
14th August 2013 IEF: 134 M€ IIF: M€ IOF: 44.5 M€ Project Duration IEF: up to 24 months IIF: 24 to 36 months IOF: 24 to 36 months* Budget ~€100k p.a. * Includes a mandatory 12-month reintegration

10 2012 Call Stats – all Europe Fellowship Type IEF IIF IOF 89.4 90.4
Average cut-off score (differs for each panel) 89.4 90.4 91.1 # applications evaluated 3734 1462 962 #of fellowships funded ~600 ~190 ~150

11 Irish Performance - 2012 Call

12 Irish proposals ranked #3 and #5 in all Europe
Panel Performance (IE) Call 8% CAR Career Restart Panel CHE Chemistry ECO Economic Sciences ENG ICT and Engineering ENV Earth & Environmental Sciences LIF Life Sciences MAT Mathematics PHY Physics SOC Social Sciences & Humanities 17% 6% 8% 20% IEF: 710 SOC proposals Irish proposals ranked #3 and #5 in all Europe 100%

13 HEI Performance Call

14 NUIG Performance - 2012 Call
Fellowship Type # Evaluated # Funded Success Rate Intra-European (IEF) 10 1 10% International Incoming (IIF) 2 0% International Outgoing (IOF) ALL (IxF) 14 7%

15 Eligible Host Organisation(s)
How to apply for a Fellowship Eligible Researcher Eligible Host Organisation(s) applies with Application is prepared jointly by the Researcher and the “Scientist-in-Charge” (person in the host organisation that the researcher will work with if funded)

16 Who is an eligible researcher?
Age Limit None Required Experience Experienced Researcher: PhD or 4 years’ full-time equivalent research experience (after obtaining a degree permitting the researcher to begin studying for a doctorate) Also open to More Experienced Researchers (with > 10 years experience after the degree permitting doctoral studies) Mobility Rule At the Call deadline, the applicant must not have resided or had their main activity in the country of the host organisation for > 12 months in the last 3 years Can apply with current host organisation as long as Mobility Rule is satisfied

17 Intra-European Fellowships
Nationality No nationality requirements Mobility Researchers must move from one Member State or Associated Country (MS/AC) to another Mobility Rule applies Project Duration 12 to 24 months

18 Dr. Elena Martines Marie Curie Intra-European Fellow
A native of Sicily PhD from University of Glasgow, 2005 Studied and worked in France, Sweden, Spain and Italy Moved to UCD in 2009, then successfully applied for a Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship in 2010

19 IEF: Career Restart Option
Conditions Applicant must not have been active in research for at least 12 months immediately prior to the Call deadline. Evaluated in a separate Career Restart Panel (CAR) Mobility Mobility Rule is relaxed: At the Call deadline, the applicant must not have resided or had their main activity in the country of the host organisation for > 3 years in the last 5 years Project Duration 12 to 24 months

20 International Incoming Fellowships
Nationality No nationality requirements Mobility Researchers must move from outside Europe (Other Third Country or OTC) to a MS/AC Mobility Rule applies Project Duration 12 to 24 months Can add an extra 12 months reintegration to an International Cooperation Partner Country e.g. Brazil, South Africa, Armenia, Cuba,……………

21 Prof. Gary Stutte Marie Curie International Incoming Fellow
PhD in Plant Physiology from University of California-Davis Faculty Member at University of Maryland Moved to Kennedy Space Centre in 1992 to work on NASA Life Science Support Contract PI on plant research projects Conducted spaceflight experiments on-board Space Shuttle and International Space Station Started a collaboration with LIT in 2002 Moved to LIT on Marie Curie IIF awarded in 2010

22 International Outgoing Fellowships
Eligible Researcher Eligible Host Organisation in a MS/AC (e.g. Ireland) Eligible Host Organisation in an Other Third Country (e.g. Japan) applies with Employed by the Irish organisation for the fellowship duration Seconded to the Japanese organisation for the “outgoing phase” (between 12 and 24 months) Return to the Irish organisation for a mandatory 12-month “return phase” If application is funded, the two organisations sign a Partnership Agreement

23 International Outgoing Fellowships
Nationality Must be nationals of a Member State/Associated Country OR Nationals from an OTC (Other Third Country) who have been active in a MS/AC for at least 5 years before the Call deadline Mobility Researchers must move from a MS/AC to a country outside Europe (Other Third Country , OTC) Mobility Rule applies Project Duration 12 to 24 months outgoing phase in an OTC Plus a mandatory 12-month return phase to a MS/AC

24 Dr. Gillian Hendy Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellow
PhD in Electrochemistry from NUIM IRCSET Scholarship Pat Hume Fellowship Endeavor Fellowship to research in Australia Project Engineer Analog Devices Awarded Marie Curie IOF in 2010 2 years in MIT working with Robert Langer Forbes Magazine top 25 most influential people in the world in biotechnology Returning to NUIM for reintegration year

25 What’s in the proposal?

26 B1 B2 B3 B4 B5 B6 Proposal Content
Research and Technological Quality (8 pages) B1 IEF and IOF: Training (2 pages) IIF: Transfer of Knowledge B2 Researcher (7 pages) Including CV and list of achievements B3 Implementation (6 pages) B4 Impact (4 pages) B5 Ethics Issues (No page limit) B6

27 Evaluation Criteria Overall threshold of 70% Criterion Threshold
(Marks out of 5) Weighting Priority (ex-aequo) Researcher 4 25 1 IEF and IOF: Training IIF: Transfer of Knowledge 3 (IEF and IOF) n/a (IIF) 15 2 S&T Quality 3 Impact 3.5 20 Implementation* n/a 5 Overall threshold of 70% * For IOF, split where appropriate between outgoing and return host

28 Why should I be interested in Marie Curie Fellowships?

29 Do you want to attract high-quality up-and-coming researchers?
Do you want to attract leading researchers to your group/center/school? IIF (researchers from outside Europe) IEF (researchers from Europe) Do you want to attract high-quality up-and-coming researchers? Do you want to build links with research groups in Europe? “Place” one of their researchers in your group using an Intra-European Fellowship Do you want to build links with research groups outside Europe? “Place” one of your researchers in their group using an International Outgoing Fellowship Added bonus of built-in “reintegration year” – they will come back to UCD Do you want to “up-skill” potential ERC awardeees? “Place” them in leading research groups outside Europe Start working on their ERC Starter Grant when they return to NUIG for their “reintegration year”

30 A Strategic Approach to Marie Curie Fellowships
Head-Hunt Put out a “call” for suitably qualified candidates Can use EURAXESS Jobs Tell your international colleagues / tell people during your conference presentations Think Carefully Only high quality researchers are funded (success rates < 15%) Applicants need excellent track record commensurate with their research area and level of experience Critically evaluate the track record of potential applicants before deciding to support them Don’t underestimate……. …..the amount of work required by you Application is jointly prepared by applicant and “scientist in charge” Take all the help that is offered By NUIG Research Office By your NCP

31 NUIG NCP What help is on offer? Help with application admin forms
Info on NUIG, Research Ethics Proposal Review NUIG Training Webinar (July 2013) Advice NCP

32 Tips for a good proposal
S&T section is not the most important part Need to score well in all sections For IEF/IOF, need a training plan tailored to the individual Linked to short and long term career goals Good balance of advanced research skills and transferable skills Need to know relevant EU policies Listed at EURAXESS Rights Want to know more? Recorded webinar from 2012 Call available at Webinar for 2013 call will be in July 2013.

33 CIG: Career Integration Grants*
Encouraging Researchers to establish themselves in Europe Attracting and retaining the best talents in Europe Improving their prospects for long-term integration in Europe Counteracting “brain drain” * Amalgamation of previous ERG and IRG programmes

34 Eligible Host Organisation
Eligible Researcher Eligible Host Organisation applies with Who is a CIG award suitable for? The awardee must have an employment contract to cover at least the duration of the award. CIG award is €25,000 p.a. on a co-financing basis => the awardee must have “own funding” from another source New Academic Staff (salary counts as “own funding”) Contract Research Staff (need guaranteed source of external or internal funding for the duration of the award. Success rate ~30% Mobility Rule Applies!

35 Contribution to Budget of €25k per annum
Facts and Figures Next Deadline: 18th September 2013 Budget 20 M€ Project Duration: up to 4 years (Typically 2 to 4 years) Contribution to Budget of €25k per annum

36 Horizon 2020 – Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions

37 Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions in Horizon 2020:
1 Excellent Science 2 Industrial Leadership 3 Societal Challenges Marie Curie Actions in the « Excellent Science » Priority Main objective - to ensure optimum development and dynamic use of Europe’s intellectual capital in order to generate new skills and innovation Marie Curie Actions = excellent researchers’ training, mobility and career development

38 Research networks supporting doctoral training
Action 1 “Innovative Training Networks” ITN IEF IOF Action “Individual Fellowships” Support for experienced researchers undertaking mobility IIF CIG Action “R&I Staff Exchange” International and inter-sector cooperation through the exchange of research and innovation staff IAPP IRSES Action “COFUND” Co-funding of regional, national and international programmes covering actions 1, 2 and 3 COFUND

39 How the MC Office can help
Keeping you informed Distribution List Dedicated website Marie Curie Office Ireland on Linkedin Supporting your application Training Webinars for specific Calls CIG Webinar recording at Individual Fellowships: recorded webinar from 2012 Call available at Webinar for 2013 call will be in June 2013.

40 ‘One-stop-shop’ centralised support on issues related to mobility
For ALL researchers Linked to central EU EURAXESS Site Advertise job opportunities (linked to Nature Jobs) Listing of Marie Curie and ERC positions Hosting Agreement: Fast-track immigration procedure for non-EU researchers

41 Thank You!

42 Experienced Researcher (p.a.) More Experienced Researcher (p.a.)
What does the EU funding cover? Experienced Researcher (p.a.) More Experienced Researcher (p.a.) Living Allowance*, & €58,000 €87,500 Mobility Allowance*,$ (€700 or €1000 per month for those with family) €8,400 or €12,000 Research/Training Costs (€800 per month to the host organisation) €9,600 Overheads Contribution* (€700 per month to the host organisation) €8,400 TOTAL €84,400 or €88,000 €110,900 or €114,500 *Correction Coefficients apply; IE = 109.1 & Is taxable and includes employer’s social costs (PRSI, pension contribution) $ May also be taxable (and in that case, includes employer’s PRSI)

43 Final Calls of FP7



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