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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 million left to spend FINAL CALLS OF FP7

3 Marie Curie Actions, an Irish Success Story Irelands Take from FP7 to-date 438 million Portion of this secured via Marie Curie (2 nd -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 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 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) Marie Curie Individual Fellowships * The Member States and Associated countries (e.g. Switzerland, Israel, Norway) IEF and IOF are about Career Development IIF is about Transfer of Knowledge

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 researchers level of experience Pre-tax salary ~57,000 or ~85,000 p.a.

9 Facts and Figures Next Deadline: 14 th August 2013 IEF: 134 M IIF: 44.5 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 TypeIEFIIFIOF Average cut-off score (differs for each panel) # applications evaluated #of fellowships funded ~600~190~150

11 Irish Performance Call

12 Panel Performance (IE) Call 100% 6% 20% 8% 17% 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 IEF: 710 SOC proposals Irish proposals ranked #3 and #5 in all Europe

13 HEI Performance Call

14 NUIG Performance Call Fellowship Type# Evaluated# FundedSuccess Rate Intra-European (IEF)10110% International Incoming (IIF)200% International Outgoing (IOF)200% ALL (IxF)1417%

15 Eligible Researcher Eligible Host Organisation(s) applies with How to apply for a Fellowship 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 anotherAssociated Country Mobility Rule applies Project Duration 12 to 24 months

18 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 Dr. Elena Martines Marie Curie Intra-European Fellow

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,……………International Cooperation Partner Country

21 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 2010IIF awarded in 2010 Prof. Gary Stutte Marie Curie International Incoming Fellow

22 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 Eligible Researcher Eligible Host Organisation in a MS/AC (e.g. Ireland) applies with International Outgoing Fellowships Eligible Host Organisation in an Other Third Country (e.g. Japan)

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 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 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 Dr. Gillian Hendy Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellow

25 Whats in the proposal?

26 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 Proposal Content

27 CriterionThreshold (Marks out of 5) WeightingPriority (ex-aequo) Researcher4251 IEF and IOF: Training IIF: Transfer of Knowledge 3 (IEF and IOF) n/a (IIF) 152 S&T Quality3253 Impact Implementation*n/a155 Evaluation Criteria 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 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? IEF (researchers from Europe) IIF (researchers from outside Europe) 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 Dont 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 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 marie-curie-office/events-training/ marie-curie-office/events-training/ – 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 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 Facts and Figures Next Deadline: 18 th 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: Marie Curie Actions in the « Excellent Science » Priority Main objective - to ensure optimum development and dynamic use of Europes intellectual capital in order to generate new skills and innovation Marie Curie Actions = excellent researchers training, mobility and career development Excellent Science 1 Industrial Leadership 2 Societal Challenges 3

38 IAPP IRSES IEF IOF IIF CIG COFUND Research networks supporting doctoral training Action 1 Innovative Training Networks ITN Action 2 Individual Fellowships Support for experienced researchers undertaking mobility Action 3 R&I Staff Exchange International and inter-sector cooperation through the exchange of research and innovation staff Action 4 COFUND Co-funding of regional, national and international programmes covering actions 1, 2 and 3

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

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 What does the EU funding cover? Experienced Researcher (p.a.) More Experienced Researcher (p.a.) Living Allowance*, & 58,00087,500 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 TOTAL84,400 or 88,000110,900 or 114,500 *Correction Coefficients apply; IE = & Is taxable and includes employers social costs (PRSI, pension contribution) $ May also be taxable (and in that case, includes employers PRSI)

43 Final Calls of FP7



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