Presentation on theme: "Marie Curie Actions at CERN"— Presentation transcript:
1 Marie Curie Actions at CERN Seamus Hegarty, HR-TAHR Seminar, 27 February 2014
2 What are they? European research grants For researchers regardless of nationality or research fieldGenerous research funding from 180 keuro to 10 MeuroMobility is keyCERN = European Interest Organization ~ own countryGain experience abroad in public & private sectorsTraining with career-relevant competences or disciplinesPhysics, computing, engineering, life sciencesImpact on society
3 Who are they for? Mainly Early Stage Researchers (ESR) Equivalent to our Junior FellowsWith up to 4 years of post-MSc experienceExperienced Researchers (ER)Equivalent to our Senior Fellows4 to 5 years post-MSc experience or PhDSome have more experience (post-docs)
5 What sort of projects? Innovative Training Networks for the ESRs Fellow, emphasis on PhD, 3 yrs for ESR, 2 yrs for ERIndividual Fellowships for ERs (8 FP FP7)Fellow contract 2 yearsIndustry-Academia exchangesCOFUNDAdditional funding for our Fellowship Programme3-year Fellowship + option to go on special leave
6 How do we secure funding? For the ITNsThe Marie Skłodowska Curie Steering GroupSupport to proposal writers in the departmentsFor COFUNDScaled-down Steering Group → Fellow ProgrammeNegotiation with BrusselsCOFUND = a lengthy process of justification of costs
7 What is HR’s role in this? For departmentsSupport to the Fellows and the managersRecruitment interviews for ITN positions 1500 EDH authorizations in 2013!For BrusselsAt least one report per year per Grant AgreementMid-Term Reviews for project assessment = important!Follow up – LinkedIn!
8 What does CERN get out of it? Additional Fellows that we would not have on budgetExcellent researchers → new blood for the futureWork on topics of strategic importance to the ECVia contacts in BrusselsInvolvement in strategic policy developmentVisibility at the highest level
9 What do the Marie Curies get? Training, Training, Training!Science & technology: on the job + coursesComplementary skillsLanguage, management & communicationOutreach experience€ € € € € €It’s all about career development
10 Where do they come from? No nationality limitations but… Mobility Rule: ≤12 months at CERN in past 36 monthsAt CERN from 3 months to 3 yearsSince 2004 under FP6 & FP7442 researchers at CERN (including 185 COFUNDers)North America 11 Central & South America 7Asia 19 Australasia 1
11 Where do they go? Questionnaire 2012 on FP6 & FP7 (pre-COFUND) 50% academia32% CERN2% finishing PhD2% other fellowship8% in large-scale industry6% in small-scale industryFirst move38% said Marie Curie Fellowship and/or CERN were good references62% said research as a Marie Curie was main reason for hiringIf moved to another position31% said Marie Curie Fellowship and/or CERN were good references64% said research on Marie Curie Actions were main reason for hiring5% declared no impact as they changed to different field
12 Our opportunities in H2020? New interesting host-driven actions Substantial budget increaseVery good relations with Brussels COFUND applied to the Doctoral Programme?
13 Our challenges in H2020? ITNs will remain extremely competitive Too many successive successful COFUNDs…Greater emphasis on innovation, multidisciplinary and inter-sectorial projectsParticipation of Swiss partners (UniGE, EPFL, etc.) Receive € / pay CHF according to our Fellow payscaleThe Mobility Rule will apply to COFUND