Presentation on theme: "Marie Curie Individual Fellowships"— Presentation transcript:
1 Marie Curie Individual Fellowships Dr. Jennifer BrennanMarie 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 spendFINAL CALLS OF FP7
3 Marie Curie Actions, an Irish Success Story Ireland’s “Take” from FP7 to-date€438 millionPortion of this secured via Marie Curie (2nd-Largest FP7 Income-Stream)€66 millionMC Co-funding secured to boost national R&D budgets€16 millionIrish Marie Curie Actions funded269Irish Participants in Marie Curie IAPPs55Research Posts created in Academia and Industry by MC Funding800Data as of September 2012
5 Marie Curie Actions Intellectual Capital Knowledge Transfer TrainingMobilityCareerIntellectual CapitalEnter the Researcher ProfessionStay in EuropeAttracting international researchersKnowledge TransferInternational & Inter-Sectoral Cooperation
6 “Bottom-Up” Chemistry Physics Mathematics Life Sciences Economic SciencesICT and EngineeringSocial Sciences & HumanitiesEarth & Environmental SciencesApplications are assessed in these 8 PanelsCall success is equalised across the Panels
7 Marie Curie Individual Fellowships IEFIntra-European Fellowships for Career Development“Researcher moving from Europe* to NUIG”18% success rate (2011)IOFInternational Outgoing Fellowships“Researcher moving from NUIG to outside Europe, and back again”19% success rate (2011)IIFInternational Incoming Fellowships“Researcher moving from outside Europe to NUIG”14% success rate (2011)IEF and IOF are about Career DevelopmentIIF 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” fellowshipsLiving Allowance (salary)Mobility Allowance (salary)Research/Training CostsOverheads ContributionTotal: €86,000 or €115,000 p.a., depending on researcher’s level of experiencePre-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 2013IEF: 134 M€IIF: M€IOF: 44.5 M€Project DurationIEF: up to 24 monthsIIF: 24 to 36 monthsIOF: 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)89.490.491.1# applications evaluated37341462962#of fellowships funded~600~190~150
12 Irish proposals ranked #3 and #5 in all Europe Panel Performance (IE) Call8%CAR Career Restart PanelCHE ChemistryECO Economic SciencesENG ICT and EngineeringENV Earth & Environmental SciencesLIF Life SciencesMAT MathematicsPHY PhysicsSOC Social Sciences & Humanities17%6%8%20%IEF: 710 SOC proposalsIrish proposals ranked #3 and #5 in all Europe100%
15 Eligible Host Organisation(s) How to apply for a FellowshipEligible ResearcherEligible Host Organisation(s)applies withApplication 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 LimitNoneRequired ExperienceExperienced 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 RuleAt 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 yearsCan apply with current host organisation as long as Mobility Rule is satisfied
17 Intra-European Fellowships NationalityNo nationality requirementsMobilityResearchers must move from one Member State or Associated Country (MS/AC) to anotherMobility Rule appliesProject Duration12 to 24 months
18 Dr. Elena Martines Marie Curie Intra-European Fellow A native of SicilyPhD from University of Glasgow, 2005Studied and worked in France, Sweden, Spain and ItalyMoved to UCD in 2009, then successfully applied for a Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship in 2010
19 IEF: Career Restart Option ConditionsApplicant 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)MobilityMobility 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 yearsProject Duration12 to 24 months
20 International Incoming Fellowships NationalityNo nationality requirementsMobilityResearchers must move from outside Europe (Other Third Country or OTC) to a MS/ACMobility Rule appliesProject Duration12 to 24 monthsCan 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-DavisFaculty Member at University of MarylandMoved to Kennedy Space Centre in 1992 to work on NASA Life Science Support ContractPI on plant research projectsConducted spaceflight experiments on-board Space Shuttle and International Space StationStarted a collaboration with LIT in 2002Moved to LIT on Marie Curie IIF awarded in 2010
22 International Outgoing Fellowships Eligible ResearcherEligible Host Organisation in a MS/AC(e.g. Ireland)Eligible Host Organisation in an Other Third Country(e.g. Japan)applies withEmployed by the Irish organisation for the fellowship durationSeconded 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 NationalityMust be nationals of a Member State/Associated Country ORNationals from an OTC (Other Third Country) who have been active in a MS/AC for at least 5 years before the Call deadlineMobilityResearchers must move from a MS/AC to a country outside Europe (Other Third Country , OTC)Mobility Rule appliesProject Duration12 to 24 months outgoing phase in an OTCPlus a mandatory 12-month return phase to a MS/AC
24 Dr. Gillian Hendy Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellow PhD in Electrochemistry from NUIMIRCSET ScholarshipPat Hume FellowshipEndeavor Fellowship to research in AustraliaProject Engineer Analog DevicesAwarded Marie Curie IOF in 20102 years in MIT working with Robert LangerForbes Magazine top 25 most influential people in the world in biotechnologyReturning to NUIM for reintegration year
26 B1 B2 B3 B4 B5 B6 Proposal Content Research and Technological Quality (8 pages)B1IEF and IOF: Training (2 pages)IIF: Transfer of KnowledgeB2Researcher (7 pages)Including CV and list of achievementsB3Implementation (6 pages)B4Impact (4 pages)B5Ethics Issues (No page limit)B6
27 Evaluation Criteria Overall threshold of 70% Criterion Threshold (Marks out of 5)WeightingPriority(ex-aequo)Researcher4251IEF and IOF: TrainingIIF: Transfer of Knowledge3 (IEF and IOF)n/a (IIF)152S&T Quality3Impact3.520Implementation*n/a5Overall 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 FellowshipDo you want to build links with research groups outside Europe?“Place” one of your researchers in their group using an International Outgoing FellowshipAdded bonus of built-in “reintegration year” – they will come back to UCDDo you want to “up-skill” potential ERC awardeees?“Place” them in leading research groups outside EuropeStart working on their ERC Starter Grant when they return to NUIG for their “reintegration year”
30 A Strategic Approach to Marie Curie Fellowships Head-HuntPut out a “call” for suitably qualified candidatesCan use EURAXESS JobsTell your international colleagues / tell people during your conference presentationsThink CarefullyOnly high quality researchers are funded (success rates < 15%)Applicants need excellent track record commensurate with their research area and level of experienceCritically evaluate the track record of potential applicants before deciding to support themDon’t underestimate…….…..the amount of work required by youApplication is jointly prepared by applicant and “scientist in charge”Take all the help that is offeredBy NUIG Research OfficeBy your NCP
31 NUIG NCP What help is on offer? Help with application admin forms Info on NUIG, Research EthicsProposal ReviewNUIGTraining Webinar (July 2013)AdviceNCP
32 Tips for a good proposal S&T section is not the most important partNeed to score well in all sectionsFor IEF/IOF, need a training plan tailored to the individualLinked to short and long term career goalsGood balance of advanced research skills and transferable skillsNeed to know relevant EU policiesListed at EURAXESS RightsWant to know more?Recorded webinar from 2012 Call available atWebinar for 2013 call will be in July 2013.
33 CIG: Career Integration Grants* Encouraging Researchers to establish themselves in EuropeAttracting and retaining the best talents in EuropeImproving their prospects for long-term integration in EuropeCounteracting “brain drain”* Amalgamation of previous ERG and IRG programmes
34 Eligible Host Organisation Eligible ResearcherEligible Host Organisationapplies withWho 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 sourceNew 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 FiguresNext Deadline:18th September 2013Budget 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 Skwo’dofska
37 Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions in Horizon 2020: 1Excellent Science2Industrial Leadership3Societal ChallengesMarie Curie Actions in the « Excellent Science » PriorityMain objective - to ensure optimum development and dynamic use of Europe’s intellectual capital in order to generate new skills and innovationMarie Curie Actions = excellent researchers’ training, mobility and career development
38 Research networks supporting doctoral training Action 1 “Innovative Training Networks”ITNIEFIOFAction “Individual Fellowships”Support for experienced researchers undertaking mobilityIIFCIGAction “R&I Staff Exchange”International and inter-sector cooperation through the exchange of research and innovation staffIAPPIRSESAction “COFUND”Co-funding of regional, national and international programmes covering actions 1, 2 and 3COFUND
39 How the MC Office can help Keeping you informedDistribution ListDedicated websiteMarie Curie Office Ireland on LinkedinSupporting your applicationTraining Webinars for specific CallsCIG Webinar recording atIndividual 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 researchersLinked to central EU EURAXESS SiteAdvertise job opportunities (linked to Nature Jobs)Listing of Marie Curie and ERC positionsHosting Agreement: Fast-track immigration procedure for non-EU researchers
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€87,500Mobility Allowance*,$(€700 or €1000 per month for those with family)€8,400 or €12,000Research/Training Costs(€800 per month to the host organisation)€9,600Overheads Contribution*(€700 per month to the host organisation)€8,400TOTAL€84,400 or €88,000€110,900 or €114,500*Correction Coefficients apply; IE = 109.1& Is taxable and includes employer’s social costs (PRSI, pension contribution)$ May also be taxable (and in that case, includes employer’s PRSI)