Presentation on theme: "Marie Curie Actions for ESR & Euraxess Jobs Dr. sc. Branka Bernard Advisor at EURAXESS department National Contact Point for FP7 People Programme Agency."— Presentation transcript:
Marie Curie Actions for ESR & Euraxess Jobs Dr. sc. Branka Bernard Advisor at EURAXESS department National Contact Point for FP7 People Programme Agency for Mobility and EU Programmes
Why do a PhD?
Contrary to popular belief, a PhD is not intellectually difficult but it calls for discipline and stamina.
Choose the University, choose the supervisor, choose your PhD programme!
Unstructured PhD Programmes Unstructured PhD programme – a doctorate in Europe traditionally involved a one-on-one relationship between the master and the apprentice. „Doktorvater” Majority of supervisors were primarily task-focused coupled with some concern with the humane aspects of supervision, there was little evidence of innovation and reflection.
Structured PhD Programmes In the US – a norm In Europe – ? 2007 – 25% of the European institutions had established structured doctoral programmes 2010 – 65% of students have multiple advisors and administrators to guide them, receive formal training and scientific and soft skills – broader education than any single supervisor could provide
Career Development Plan
European universities - world rankings 4University of Oxford United Kingdom 6University of Cambridge United Kingdom 8Imperial College London United Kingdom 15ETH Zürich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich Switzerland 17University College London United Kingdom 32Karolinska Institute Sweden 36University of Edinburgh United Kingdom 45Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München Germany 46École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne Switzerland 47London School of Economics and Political Science United Kingdom 48University of Manchester United Kingdom 56King's College London United Kingdom 59École Normale Supérieure France 61University of Zürich Switzerland 63École Polytechnique France 66University of Bristol United Kingdom 67KU Leuven Belgium 68Utrecht University Netherlands
FP7 ( ) FP7 breakdown (€ million) FP7 = EU’s research funding instrument Budget : Billion € Programmes: Cooperation, Ideas, People, Capacities (+ Joint Research Centre + Euratom) People : B €4.75 Marie Curie Actions Cooperation: B€ 32.5 JRC : M€ 1750 Euratom: B €2.75 Nuclear research JRC: B €1.75 Ideas: B €7.51 Capacities: B €4.1
Initial training (~40% budget) Initial Training Networks (ITN) Life-long training and career development (~25-30% budget) Intra-European Fellowships (IEF)/ Career Integration Grants (CIG) Co-funding of regional/national/international programmes (COFUND); Industry dimension (~5-10% budget) Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways (IAPP) World fellowship (~25% budget) International Outgoing & Incoming Fellowships (IOF & IIF); International Staff Exchange Scheme (IRSES) Policy support actions (~1% budget) Mobility and career enhancement actions PEOPLE PROGRAMME ~€4.75 Billion
MARIE CURIE ACTIONS -a dedicated programme for structuring training, mobility and career development- Objectives: Increase human resources potential in R&D in Europe Stimulate people to enter into the profession of researcher Encourage researchers to stay in Europe Attract researchers from around the world – Employment contracts with full social rights – Adequate working conditions and attractive salaries – Peer-reviewed international evaluation – European (and international) prestige Conditions: Mobility – tran-snational & inter-sectoral Excellence
Hesinki 14 Profile of recruited researchers Post-graduates (ESR) < 4 years* Post-docs (ER) > 4 years* or PhD Senior Post-docs (ER) > 10 years Applicants Individual fellowships Industry/Research Institutions Research funding bodies CIG IIF IOF IEF IAPP IRSES COFUND ITN Non-profit organisations only *full-time equivalent research experience after degree which formally entitles to embark on a doctorate
Associated Country 2 At least 3 participants* (any type) from 3 different MS/AC Above this minimum, participation of also third countries is possible (“level 1”) Associated partners from any country / sector / discipline (“level 2”) Private sector participation: “highest possible level” ESR: appointment for 3-36 months ER: appointment for 3-24 months Secondments encouraged (up to 30% of recruitment period) Each “level 1” partner must recruit Multi-partner ITNs (Multi-ITN) Initial Training Networks
1 participant (“level 1”) Associated partners (“level 2”) from different countries, sectors and disciplines Innovative doctoral programme: international, interdisciplinary, intersectoral The network is involved in a joint programme (S&T, training) The single participant recruits all fellows to carry out proposed work and training Equip doctoral candidates with innovative skills (scientific and transferable skills) Quality of supervision of doctoral candidates Innovative Doctoral Programmes (IDP) Associated Initial Training Networks
2 participants (1 academic and 1 private) (“level 1”) from 2 different MS/AC Associated partners from different countries, sectors and disciplines (“level 2”) « Industry » = private sector Each ESR must: be enrolled in a doctoral programme be employed by at least one of the participants spend at least 50% of the time in private sector be jointly supervised by both participants Consortium agreement mandatory Research institutes can be the academic partner IF associated with a university that will deliver the doctoral degree European Industrial Doctorates (EID) European Industrial Doctorates (EID) Initial Training Networks Associated
ITN Objectives Attract and train young people to become researchers Promote researchers mobility across sectors, countries and disciplines Equip researchers with a broad set of skills that will match both public and private sector needs Improve career prospects of doctoral candidates (different sectors, transnationally) Improve quality of doctoral training Promote collaboration of academia and private sector in doctoral training
Engagement, Influence and Impact – including public engagement, enterprise, policy, knowledge transfer, communication, publications, grant writing, teaching and demonstrating, influence and leadership, people management Research Governance and Organisation – ethics, IPR, research strategy, project management, financial management Personal Effectiveness – career management, self-management, interpersonal qualities, professional responsibility Knowledge and Intellectual Abilities – creativity, subject knowledge and research methods Soft Skills
To apply for a PhD position you need CV Letter of interest References
AMPEU Programmes Education LIFELONG LEARNING PROGRAMME: COMENIUS, LEONARDO da VINCI, ERASMUS, GRUNDTVIG, Euroguidance, Europass, CEEPUS, JEAN MONET, ECVET Youth YOUTH IN ACTION PROGRAMME: YOUTH FOR EUROPE, VOLONTARY SERVICES, YOUTH IN THE WORLD, YOUTH SUPPORT SYSTEM, COOPERATION Science FP7 PROGRAMME: PEOPLE (MARIE CURIE ACTIONS), COOPERATION (Energy, Environment), FINACIAL ISSUES EURAXESS: - Researchers in motion