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1 Marie Curie Actions: Opportunities for All Dr Jennifer Brennan Marie Curie National Contact Point

2 Marie Curie Actions = People Programme

3 FP7 Overview (2007-2013) FP7 breakdown (€ million) Collaborative research 10 thematic areas Frontier Research ERC Capacities : € 4097 People : € 4750 Marie Curie Actions Research Capacity Cooperation : € 32 413 JRC : € 1751 Euratom : € 2751 Nuclear research Ideas : € 7510 FP6 (2002-2006) Marie Curie Actions € 1580 million

4 Marie Curie Actions, an Irish Success Story Ireland’s “Take” from FP7 to-date €362 million Portion of this secured via Marie Curie (2 nd -Largest FP7 Income-Stream) €51 million MC Co-funding secured to boost national R&D budgets €10 million Irish Marie Curie Actions funded 211 Irish Participants in Marie Curie IAPPs 55 Research Posts created in Academia and Industry by MC Funding 800 Data as of December 2011

5 What are the Marie Curie Actions?

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

7 “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

8 Five Activities 1. Initial Training of Researchers 2. Life-Long Training & Career Development 3. Industry- Academia Partnerships and Pathways 4. World Fellowships 5. Specific Actions

9 Host-Driven Actions * Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Egypt, Georgia, India, Japan, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Mexico, Moldova, Morocco, New Zealand, Palestinian administrated areas, Rep. of Korea, Russia, South Africa, Syrian Arab Rep., Tunisia, Ukraine, United States.

10 Individual Actions * Europe = Member States plus associated countries e.g. Switzerland, Israelassociated countries

11 Eligible Host Organisations e.g. Universities, Research Centres National Organisations e.g. Multi-nationals, esp. SMEs Commercial Enterprises e.g. NGOs, Trusts Non-Profits / Charities e.g. CERN, EMBL International European Interest Organisations The Joint Research Centre European Commission JRC e.g. WHO, UNESCO International Organisations

12 Mobility Rule In general, at the relevant deadline,* participating researchers must not have resided or had their main activity in the country of the host organisation for > 12 months in the last 3 years * For host-driven actions, the deadline is the date when the researcher is recruited into the project. For individual actions, the deadline is the closing date for submission of proposals.

13 What does the EU funding cover? Personnel Costs Living Allowance* –Students €38k p.a. –Researchers €58k p.a. –Researchers with > 10 years experience €87.5k p.a. Mobility & Travel Allowance* –€700 per month or –€1000 per month Additional Costs – varies by Action For Example: Research/Training/Networking Costs Overheads –~ 10% of direct costs Management Costs –~ 10% of total Small equipment expenses for SMEs –Max. 10% of total contribution to SME *Correction Coefficients apply; IE = 109.1 For ITN, IAPP, IxF (IEF, IIF, IOF):

14 What does the EU funding cover? CIG –€25,000 per annum IRSES –€1900 per researcher, per month COFUND –40% of the cost of the programme For CIG, COFUND, IRSES: Flat Rates apply For NIGHT: Coordination and Support Action Up to 100% of Direct Costs, plus 20% Indirect Costs

15 Evaluation Process 1 Eligibility Check 2 Remote Evaluation* 3 Consensus Meetings 4 Selection of Proposals** 5 Feedback * Evaluated by at least 3 international experts ** Distribution across 8 panels proportional to # of proposals received ~ 3 months

16 ITN: Initial Training Networks Quality of Doctoral Training Research Training Programme for Doctoral Students –Improve career prospects –Broad range of research and transferable skills –Mobility (international and inter- sectoral) Promote industry-academia collaboration in PhD training

17 European Industrial Doctorates (EID) Innovative Doctoral Programmes (IDP) Multi- Partner ITN (ITN) Multi-ITN Large consortium 10 to 15 partners (Full and Associated) Public and Private Sectors Success Rates 2011: Europe – 9% Ireland – 3.5% EID (new in 2012!) Two partners One academic, one commercial PhD students spend 50% of time in each sector Projected success rate of 35% for 2012 IDP Previously “mono- partner-ITN” One Full Partner plus Associated partners Structured Doctoral Programme, e.g. GREP ITN Call – 3 types of ITN

18 “Disability Rights Expanding Accessible Markets” Funded in 2010 7 Full Partners in 7 Countries, plus Associated Partners in public and private sector Recruiting and training 14 doctoral students for 3 years Budget M€3.72 over 4 years “DREAM” – Multi-ITN

19 Facts and Figures 2013 ITN Call Deadline: Dec 2012 Budget M€452 (M€30 for EID) Project Duration up to 4 years Typical Project Budget M€3 – 5 (M€0.5 for EID)

20 IAPP: Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways Enhancing Industry-Academia Collaboration Exchange of knowledge via exchange of people Building diverse research careers

21 How does it work? Joint Research Project plus training activities Compulsory Inter-Sectoral Secondment –Includes Management & Technical Staff, PhD students and Post- PhD researchers Optional Recruitment of post-PhD Researchers High success rates (Ireland’s average success rate 53%) Commercial Partner in one MS/AC Non-Commercial Partner in another MS/AC Optional: Additional Participants from anywhere in the world +

22 “MedCast” Aim: “Development of foundry casting methods for cost- effective manufacture of medical implants” Funding: 1.5 M€ for 4 years Partners: 2 partners in 2 countries (one MNC, one academic)

23 “TFE – Task Furniture in Education” Aim: Creating innovative design solutions for learning environments Funding: 0.48 M€ over 4 years Partners: 6 partners from 4 countries 3 commercial partners and 3 academic institutions Coordinated by NCAD

24 Facts and Figures Next Deadline 19 th April 2012 Budget 80 M€ Project Duration 3 – 4 years Typical Project Budget 0.5 – 2 M€

25 IEF Intra-European Fellowships for Career Development “Research Career Development” 18% success rate (2011) IIF International Incoming Fellowships* “From the World to Europe” 14% success rate (2011) IOF International Outgoing Fellowships** “From Europe to the World” 19% success rate (2011) Marie Curie Individual Fellowships * Can include a 12-month reintegration if you reintegrate back into an International Cooperation Partner CountryInternational Cooperation Partner Country ** Includes a mandatory 12-month reintegration

26 How does it work? Eligible Researcher Eligible Host Organisation applies with Who is an IxF award suitable for? Experienced Researchers –Have a PhD or equivalent (degree plus 4 years of research experience - the degree that would allow you to begin PhD studies in either the country in which the degree was awarded or the country where the proposed fellowship would be hosted). More Experienced Researchers –Researchers with > 10 years research experience Remember the Mobility Rule!

27 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 Prof. Gary Stutte Marie Curie International Incoming Fellow

28 Facts and Figures Next Deadline 16 th August 2012 Budgets IEF: 120 M€ IIF: 40 M€ IOF: 40 M€ Project Duration IEF: up to 24 months IIF: 24 to 36 months IOF: 24 to 36 months* Budget ~€100k per annum * Includes a mandatory 12-month reintegration

29 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 ** i.e. a Member State or associated country (e.g. Switzerland, Israel – see for a full list)

30 How does it work? 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, therefore the award is suitable for: –Researchers (postdoctoral and equivalent) –New Academic Staff Mobility Rule Applies Success rate ~30%

31 Facts and Figures Rolling Call – two evaluation deadlines: 6 th March 2012 18 th September 2012 Budget 40 M€ Project Duration up to 4 years Contribution to Budget of €25k per annum

32 IRSES - International Research Staff Exchange Scheme Host-Driven Action To strengthen research partnerships between Europe and countries that have or will have an S&T agreement with Europe* Staff exchanges and networking activities Next Call: January 2013 Budget M€30 (Project Budgets vary €16k to €3.5M!) INTREPID “Employment Relations in Multinational Companies: Cross National Comparative Analysis” UL award in 2008 IRSES Call Prof. Patrick Gunnigle Partners in the UK, Spain, Canada and Mexico

33 Host-Driven Action A European-wide public and media event to promote research careers 4 th Friday of September each year Full or part-funding available NIGHT – Researchers Night Next Call: January 2013 Budget M€4 (Typical Project Budget €40 – 200K )

34 Host-Driven Action Increasing the mobility options for post-PhD researchers Participants are any bodies that can manage a programme for Experienced Researchers –Research funders –International Organisations e.g. CERN –Research-Performing Organisations, i.e., Universities, Research Centres/Schools within Universities (many Spanish and Italian co-funded projects run by individual centres within Universities) Receive 40% co-funding for the programme COFUND – Co-funding of Regional, National and International Programmes Next Call: December 2012 Budget M€115 (Up to M€10 per award) Award Holder Programme IRCSET INSPIRE, ELEVATE (new) HRB HRB/Marie Curie post-doctoral mobility fellowship scheme RCSI The NBIPI career enhancement mobility programme (DCU are partners) IRCHSS CARA SFI SIRG

35 Projects Search

36 “Charter & Code” 40 principles Charter: framework for career management for researchers Code: promotes open and transparent recruitment and appraisal Embedded in Evaluation Criteria for all MC Actions

37 Human Resources Strategy for Researchers “Next-step” - encourage mainstreaming of C&C in research entities’ policies 5-Step Procedure Results in Commission acknowledgment (permission to use HR Excellence logo) Irish HEIs taking part to-date are UCD, RCSI, UCC, UL, DCU and WIT

38 ActionCall IDOpening DateClosing Date CIG Career Integration Grants 1st deadline FP7-PEOPLE-2012-CIG20 October 201106 March 2012 IAPP Industry –Academia Partnerships and Pathways FP7-PEOPLE-2012-IAPP19 October 201119 April 2012 IxF Individual Fellowships FP7-PEOPLE-2012-IEF/IIF/IOF13 March 201216 August 2012 CIG Career Integration Grants 2nd deadline FP7-PEOPLE-2012-CIG 20 October 201118 September 2012 Marie Curie Calls 2012 Work Programme ActionCall IDOpening DateClosing Date ITN Initial Training Networks FP7-PEOPLE-2013-ITN13 July 201222 November 2012 COFUND Co-funding of Regional, National & International Programmes FP7-PEOPLE-2013 - COFUND 13 July 201205 December 2012 IAPP Industry –Academia Partnerships and Pathways FP7-PEOPLE-2013-IAPP02 October 201215 January 2013 Marie Curie Calls 2013 Work Programme (t.b.c.) Last Calls for these MC Actions in FP7!!

39 Marie Curie Actions in Horizon 2020: 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 Excellent Science 1 Industrial Leadership 2 Societal Challenges 3

40 MCA: Horizon 2020 vs. FP7 IAPP IRSES IEF IOF IIF CIG COFUND Research networks supporting doctoral training Action 1 Doctoral Researchers ITN Action 2 Experienced Researchers Support for experienced researchers undertaking mobility Action 3 Exchange of Staff 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

41 How the MC Office can help Keeping you informed –Email Distribution List Supporting your application –Training Webinars for specific Calls –Advice on whether your concept ‘fits’ the Call

42 Suggestions for Finding a Partner(s) 1 Existing Contacts 2 Cross-Border: InterTradeIreland Europe BoardEurope Board 3 Cordis Partners ServiceService


44 ‘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)

45 Thank you for your attention! Q & A

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