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1 Marie Curie Actions Liz French Marie Curie Administrator Research Innovation Service

2 EU funding under People programme of Framework 7 for any area of research (science, arts, engineering, medicine) Three main aims of Marie Curie Actions –Benefit European Union –Maintain competitive European research –Support the mobility of researchers into and around Europe Aims for researchers –Career advancement –Strengthen multi- or interdisciplinary skills –Training-through-research Marie Curie Actions

3 Europe –EU member states and Associated Countries Third Country –not Europe Experienced Researcher –PhD or –4 years research experience at call deadline Marie Curie Actions

4 Individual Fellowships –International Outgoing Fellowship (IOF) –Intra-European Fellowship (IEF) –International Incoming Fellowship (IIF) Network Fellowships –Industry Academia Partnerships and Pathways (IAPP) –Initial Training Network (ITN)

5 Mobility For all fellowships, the mobility rule applies: At the time of the relevant proposal deadline, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc) in the country of their host organisation for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the relevant deadline. Compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account.

6 Individual Fellowships International Outgoing Fellowship –Carry out research in a Third Country (eg Australia, South Africa, India, Brazil, Russia) –Spend 12-24 months in Third Country –Must return to Europe for 12-24 months to continue research (can be UK, can come back to Nottingham University) –Funding for 2-3 years in total –Must be of European nationality, or have lived and worked in Europe for at least 5 years –Advanced training grants Significantly strengthen and widen your skills and knowledge

7 Intra-European Fellowship –Move to a different European country to carry out research –National of any country, as long as you currently live in a European country –Funding for 12-24 months –Grants for advanced training and career development Learn new (complimentary) technique Training-through-research Inter-sectoral and interdisciplinary knowledge transfer Individual Fellowships

8 International Incoming Fellowship –Move from a third country to a European country –Can have an optional 1 year return phase to your country of origin –Funding for 12-24 months –Can be of any nationality as long as you move from a third country and comply with the mobility rule –Career advancement Transfer of knowledge into host organisation Establish new collaborations Individual Fellowships

9 International Outgoing Fellowship –40 million in 2011 (inc of 12million on 2010) –In 2009 ~ 600 proposals 20% success rate –In 2010 ~ 740 proposal 16% success rate Intra-European Fellowship –110 million in 2011 (inc of 15million) –In 2009 ~ 2400 proposals 24% success rate –In 2010 ~2800 proposals 18% success rate International Incoming Fellowship –40 million in 2011 (increase of 12 million on 2010) –In 2009 ~1045 proposals 15% success rate –In 2010 ~1170 proposals 12% success rate

10 Living allowance*58,500 per year (4-10years experience) 87,500 per year (>10 years experience) Mobility allowance*700 per month (no family) 1000 per month (with family) *Country correction coefficient applied UK = 1.203 Germany = 0.984 France = 1.158 USA = 1.013 Australia = 1.085 Researcher Salary

11 At call deadline – just received PhD, no family (not married, no children), move from UK to Ireland (coefficient = 1.147) for 12 month fellowship 67,099 (£56,000) per year living allowance 9634 (£8100) per year mobility allowance Total salary cost 76733 (£64100) Employers NI & Pension ~ 20% Researcher Salary

12 At deadline – 10 or more years since you received BSc or BA, married, move from UK to Germany (coefficient 0.984), for a fellowship of 3 years 86100 (£73,000) annual living allowance 11808 (£10,000) annual mobility allowance Total salary cost 97908 (£83,000) Employers NI & Pension ~ 20% Researcher Salary

13 Research Costs 800 (£670) per month For all costs to carry out research –Consumables, travel to conferences, meetings, training costs, field work costs Other costs 700 per researcher month for overheads Research Budget

14 International Outgoing Fellowship 12 – 24 months in a third country 12 months back in Europe

15 Intra-European Fellowship 12 -24 months in a different European country

16 International Incoming Fellowship 12 – 24 months in Europe

17 –Call opens on 16 th March 2011 –Call closes on 11 th August 2011 at 4pm (BST) –Similar dates each year –Results announced – December 2011 –Start grant – from March 2012 (earliest) to March 2013 (12 months after grant agreement signed) Individual Fellowships

18 –Career development, increasing knowledge, increasing skills, increasing collaboration –Any research topic covered –Open calls found on Marie Curie Actions website –Proposals submitted using EPSS (find through Google) –Choose host institution carefully (go and visit) Individual Fellowships

19 Application –Apply together with a host institution –Employed by host institution –Application usually written by the fellow –Can only submit one application at a time –All applications and reports must be in English –Dont leave application to the last minute [deadline time is 4pm (5pm in Brussels)] –Check your eligibility


21 Section A –Administrative information –Researcher name, address, nationality etc etc –Host institution name, address, legal contacts Application

22 Application – Section B Maximum 25 pages Use correct font (Arial or Times New Roman), font size (11), margins (1.5cm) 6 sections to Part B 1. Scientific and technological Quality (8 Pages) 2. Training (2 Pages) 3. Researcher (7 Pages) 4. Implementation (6 pages) 5. Impact (2 Pages) 6. Ethical Issues

23 Section B SectionThreshold (out of 5) WeightingPriority Sci & Tech325%3 Training315%2 Researcher425%1 Implementationn/a15%5 Impact3.520%4

24 Assessment Split into panels – Chemistry –Social Sciences and Humanities –Economic Sciences –Information Science and Engineering –Environment and Geosciences –Life Sciences –Maths –Physics Budget spilt pro-rata between categories Proposals are ranked according to score

25 Initial Training Network (ITN) Industry Academia Partnership Pathways (IAPP) Apply for advertised posts Mobility rules apply – must move to a different country EURAXESS website Network Grants

26 Further Information


28 Questions?

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